1716 & 1734 Contract Fusil de Chasse (591)

Hunting guns were made at St. Etienne and Tulle, the first official mention of them is for two hundred in 1695. They are slightly more slender than the Military Fusils, they vary between .60 and .62 caliber. The 1696 contracts were for 600 guns a year for five years with 45" barrels to be shipped to Canada, in 1716 and 1734 contracts were for 43" barrels, one contract in 1713 specified 46" barrels to be steel mounted with the exception of a few ordered with brass mounts. It is believed in all contracts that about 6,000 were sent to Canada. The locks on these weapons don’t have either internal or external bridles but were well made and function very well. The French used a very peculiar butt shaping with comb to wrist blending that is difficult to reproduce unless you have studied the French firearms from 1680 to 1740 period. The fusil we reproduced here is a St. Etienne marked gun and has a very nice and graceful stock with all lock and tang mouldings in place. The lock plate measures 6" x 1 1/16". The throw of the cock is 1 3/4". It has a 43 1/2" octagon to round barrel in .62 caliber.

591 Set of Lock Castings  $125.00  
591 AS Assembled Lock  $295.00  
591 LP •Lock Plate $18.95  
591 C •Cock  $18.95  
591 TJ •Top Jaw  $12.95  
591 F •Frizzen $18.95  
591 FS •Frizzen Spring $18.95  
591 T •Tumbler $12.95  
591 S •Sear $12.95  
591 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
591 MS •Main Spring $18.95  
591 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
591 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
591 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
591 TG Trigger Guard  $29.95  
591 TP Trigger Plate $12.95  
591 TR Trigger $9.95  
591 SP Side Plate $14.95  
591 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
591 RT Rear Thimble $12.95  
591 FT Front Thimble (2 Needed) $10.95  
591 BA Barrel $245.00  
591 BRP Breech Plug  $24.95  
591 BUL Barrel Underlug (3 Needed) $2.95  
591 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
591 ST Stock $245.00  
591 RR Ramrod  (Tapered, Iron Tipped) $39.95  
591 PARTS Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings $850.00  
591 PARTSAS Parts Set with Assembled Lock $995.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.