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Authentic Trade Beads - White Chalk, AKA Crackle

This is one of 10 strands available. These are Dutch trade beads, circa 1600-1800. Strand is 26" long.

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Authentic Trade Beads - Small Mowhawk Red Green Hearts

One of four strands available. Authentic, rare Venetian made trade beads, circa 1600-1800. This strand is 25" long.

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Authentic Trade Beads - Cranberry Red Venetian Tube

This is one of only four strands available. These are authentic trade beads circa 1600-1800. Photo does not do justice to how these look in sunlight!

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Fish shooting bag

This is a 8x10 linen lined shooting bag. The strap is adjustable for plenty of length. Hand forged iron buckle and horn straps, 1 1/8" bone button secures the flap. There is a metal fish 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 attached to the flap, not sure what it's made of, probably tin, looks great. The bag was made by Jeff Lignitz of Davidson Michigan. Includes shipping in US SOLD

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Bob Dotson shooting bag

This is a beautiful well constructed bag, 7x6 3/4 flannel lined. Pam Hutton made the strap, with nice hand forged iron buckle. There is a small flint wallet sewn onto the back (outside) Light use. Includes shipping in US

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Authentic Trade Beads - Black Peacock Faceted Bugels

AKA The Mourning Bead. Circa 1800. 1 Pound hank.

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African trade gun

Trade flintlock time period around 1815. I think it is 89 cal. it is in great shape. That is about all I can tell you about this gun

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English export fowler circa 1795-1805

Original English export Fowler with London proof marks. Ketland flintlock appears to be original to the gun. Early wooden rr and jag. Partial replacement of forearm $1295.00 Can deliver to the Aug 15/16 CLA show or shipped at buyers expense See this link for more photo's:

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Target Rifle by Wm. Wingert-Detroit, MI.

I found out that Wm. Wingert, was a gunsmith in Detroit, Michigan from 1837 - 1867. He built percussion rifles and pistols with his brother John A. Wingert and eventually sold out to Fisher and Long in 1867. The shop was at 10 Congress St. Detroit Michigan. William Wingert lived at 109 Woodbridge St. Detroit, MI. Wingert was contracted by the U.S. Government in August 1861 to deliver up to 1,000 target rifles for use by sharpshooters. I don't believe this was one of those for the contract but was built about the same time period or slightly earlier. For more detailed description and more pictures of this gun, go to

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Percussion Longrifle, Heavily Inlaid and Engraved, Western PA

This rifle is likely western PA with a beautiful curly maple fullstock, 38" barrel, .38 caliber rifled. 20 engraved German silver inlays, including wearplate and thumbpiece. Brass furniture and engraved capbox. Comb piece and nicely engraved toe plate. Two small pieces of wood replaced on right side of forestock, couple other small cracks on forestock, large old break with old-time repair through the buttstock. Could be (West) Virginia or Ohio, too. Lock is marked "Duff and Co., Pittsburgh." Lowered price 5/10/14.

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