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Offline remington1858

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Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« on: November 08, 2013, 07:08:00 PM »
Does anyone shoot a trade gun or anything similar.  I have a pedersoli trade gun in .20ga.

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Re: Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 12:02:05 AM »
I don't have one but would like to have one with rifled bbls and butt stock. ::)
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Re: Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 03:19:14 AM »
I don't have one but would like to have one with rifled bbls and butt stock. ::)
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Re: Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 05:48:47 AM »
What does "Trade" mean?
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Re: Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 07:19:00 PM »
 http://www.thefurtrapper.com/trade_guns.htm

This link can explain it better than me.

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Re: Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 08:45:08 PM »

  Uh.  That article is an interesting read, about half true.  I question the author's very specific description of what a "trade" gun is.  Yes, there was manufacture of a type of cheap gun for trade with Indians.  But trade between Europeans and Indians also included the Brown Bess, the French fusil de chasse or hunting musket, Dutch fowlers, and a whole bunch of other smoothbores, and rifles were also used.
  Indians weren't stupid, once they got clued into firearms, they could recognize which ones were better than others.
  Trying to describe a trade gun as having specific locks, side plates,  finishes, bluing, stocks, stamp marks, etc., is just plain wrong.  There were just so many varieties.
  I suggest doing a Google search on trade guns.  And there are some big fat classic books, like Firearms In Colonial America by M.L. Brown, that discuss all this in great detail. 
  Having said all that, I think your Pedersoli would be pretty good.
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Re: Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 09:16:43 PM »
What does "Trade" mean?

Trading European goods - guns, iron tomahawks, knives, beads, ribbons, clothing, blankets, pots, whiskey, etc. - for Indian loyalty to fight for our team - British or French or American.  It started with early American colonization right through the late western Indian wars.
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Re: Pedersoli Indian trade gun
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 12:05:12 PM »
Your Pedersoli should be a good shooter. I don't have a Pedersoli, but have a left hand 20 ga. North Star, built from a kit when Curly Gostomski had the business (pre-North Star West). Also have a cut-down Curly made 12 ga. That I traded for. This gun was used by a re- enactor portraying a NA Indian. It is commonly called a canoe gun, but the purists react strongly when that term is used  M__. Probably more correctly called a blanket gun.