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PostSubject: GRRW.CA H.E. LEMAN NORTH WEST TRADE GUN   June 9th 2017, 4:15 pm

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We are now finishing up our first Green River Rifle Works Collectors Association H.E. Leman NW Trade Gun GRRW.CA #NW01 CA



Classic Leman North West gun, flintlock, in 20 bore with walnut fullstock, trade lock and dragon sideplate. The barrel is by Kelley, smoothbore, of course, octagon to round, 32 inches long, with stainless counter bored touch-hole in the correct sunset position. The lock is L&R’s big trade lock. The sparks are fantastic, the turkey is dead when the trigger trips. It is very fast.



This one has metal that is browned rather than bright. The buttplate is brass, the trigger guard iron, just as in the originals. The lock is a large English Trade Lock, again, very traditional. The sideplate is a cast brass dragon typical of the genre. There are 2 forward ferrules for ramrod and a silver oblong with chief’s head at the wrist (optional requested by owner). Last picture shown is without the Chief not installed at the time. The traditional oversize trigger is mounted in the wood. Screws hold the buttplate (screws will be eventually blued on buttplate and trigger guard). The gun is light and handy. This is the GRRW Collector’s Association  serial number #NW01 CA – H. E. Leman the very first one of the North West Trade Guns we have on order.




Testing [ I used 90 grains FFFg, 2 fiber over powder wads, a tapered plastic shotcup filled with 1 1/2 oz. of Italian #7 nickel plated shot then a card top wad ].  This is a fantastic load.  



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PostSubject: Re: GRRW.CA H.E. LEMAN NORTH WEST TRADE GUN   June 10th 2017, 3:48 pm

I was just asked "about how long does it take to build a NW trade gun?

It's not so much the amount of time for assembly, waiting for your turn when the next GRRW.CA smith is available. It's the amount of time to get the barrel made (custom built to our specs). Your looking at six months for the barrel, our barrel maker has a long back log and builds one barrel at a time. That's why we use Mr. Kelley, he's all about making them correctly and as ordered, doesn't like mistakes on his end.  Mad

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