***SOLD*** This Germanic Fowler is based upon an original piece produced in the Suhl region of present day Germany. Obviously heavily Germanic in design, it also exhibits some French influence, typical of the area. The Fowler is stocked in an exceptional piece of English walnut, with curl present through all of the stock. The 42″ barrel is custom made by Ed Rayl, and is copied from the original. The bore of the barrel measures .570″, which is roughly equivalent to a 28 gauge. The lock is a Chambers round faced Colonial Virginia lock, which closely resembles a round faced Germanic lock, and has been engraved with appropriate Baroque style designs. Both the barrel and lock have been finished armory bright. All of the furniture on this piece has been cast from the original fowler , on which this gun is based. Beautiful cast chiseling is present on the rear ram rod pipe, side plate, trigger guard, and butt piece. Additional engraving has also been added to the side plate and butt piece. The stock of this Fowler has been decorated with fine silver estuchens along each side of the fore arm and fore end. In addition, a fine silver wire inlay design has been incorporated on both sides of the butt stock. Silver wire inlay is also present as a border along the comb of the butt piece, and as an accent to the carving around the rear ram rod pipe. Silver wire has also been used to execute various sized “dots” on parts of the stock. Baroque style raised wood carving can be found on the area around the rear ram rod pipe, around the barrel tang, and on the comb of the piece.
This Fowler is a very elegant, light weight, well handling piece, in new, unfired condition. Additional photos are available to serious perspective purchasers.
This piece is being offered at $6,500.00. I will pay all shipping and insurance costs to the lower 48 states.