Early "Twigg" Officers Fusil (569)

From the restoration of Charles II to the English throne in 1660. “Field Shooting” became a popular sport among gentry. By the middle of the 18th century the “fowling piece” had developed into a most graceful, slender, and full stocked form. This sporting gun became the pattern for this new class of lightweight military arms. Modifications made were attachment of sling swivels, the cutting back of the end of the forestock so that a small socket bayonet could be accommodated, the adoption of the new “carbine bore of .66 caliber” became standard, and usually an iron rammer instead of a wooden one. The standard barrel of this period was octagon to round with the fowling piece bores ranging from 20g. (.62) to 14g. (.69). Brass mounts were typical, often decorated with military motifs when fitted to the fusils. Some fusils were rifled.

This Officers Fusil by “Twigg” is a very nice example of one of these. It has a small bayonet that fits into the butt stock, which has a butt plate with a trap door. The lock plate measures 5 9/16" x 1 9/16". The throw of the cock is 1 9/16". The barrel is a 42" octagon to round, available in .69 caliber or in 12 gauge.

 

569 Set of Lock Castings  $125.00  
569 AS Assembled Lock  $295.00  
569 LP •Lock Plate $18.95  
569 C •Cock  $18.95  
569 TJ •Top Jaw  $12.95  
569 F •Frizzen $18.95  
569 FS •Frizzen Spring $18.95  
569 T •Tumbler $12.95  
569 B •Bridle $12.95  
569 S •Sear $12.95  
569 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
569 MS •Main Spring $18.95  
569 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
569 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
569 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
569 BPD Butt Plate Door $12.95  
569 BPDS Butt Plate Door Spring $10.95  
569 BPDL Butt Plate Door Latch $10.95  
569 TG Trigger Guard   $29.95  
569 TP Trigger Plate $12.95  
569 TR Trigger $9.95  
569 SP Side Plate $14.95  
569 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
569 TH Thumb Piece $19.95  
569 THSX Thumb Piece Screw $4.95  
569 RT Rear Thimble $12.95  
569 FT Front Thimble (3 Needed) $10.95  
569 BA Barrel  $245.00  
569 BRP Breech Plug  $19.95  
569 BRT Breech Tang (Hook Style) $19.95  
569 BUL Barrel Underlug (3 Needed) $5.95  
569 BK Barrel Key (3 Needed) $9.95  
569 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
569 ST Stock  $275.00  
569 RR Ramrod (Steel) $49.95  
569 BAY Bayonet $49.95  
569 PARTS Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings $995.00  
569 PARTSAS Parts Set with Assembled Lock $1095.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.