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Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

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Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby trex » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:44 pm

Tulle "Fusil de Chasse" vs Northwest "Trade Gun" flintlocks,20 gauge smoothbores
Does one handle better than the other? The Tulle looks like it has a more rounded check area,
the Trade Gun is flat.

Tulle = drop at heel 3 1/2”
Trade gun = drop at heel 2 5/8”

Plan to use shot 90% of the time, squirrel, maybe turkey and such.
Some round ball for deer and steel plates.

Thanks
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Re: Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby Smo » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:42 am

Sorry, but I’ve never handled either one....

But I’ve read both handle shot and ball loads well, you just got to find the right combination.

Good Luck , let us know what you buy..!
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Re: Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby Wobblyshot1 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 am

I had a 20 gauge NW trade gun once. It was rather straight stocked and I found it a little difficult to get down on it when trying to aim while shooting patched balls.
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Re: Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby trex » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:14 am

That’s what I was thinking. I think I will go with the Fusil in 28 or 24 gauge with 36” barrel
but I like the sound of the 24 gauge, it would be just a little lighter to carry but not much.
I could lob that ball threw a deer without too much kick when I get close enough.
Round ball for the 28 is around 231 grains and the 24 is abought 279 gr. give or take the size of ball.

Hard to find a stock that is mostly inlet for my first build that’s not to $$. I have a place to call Monday
to check on one. I might have to do most of the inlay myself though.
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Re: Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby Wobblyshot1 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 am

Have you ever considered a short smooth rifle(actually a smoothbore with rifle sights). I have a short rifle in .58 caliber with a 31" barrel. It only weighs 6 1/2 pounds and handles really well. I've taken 4 deer with it with 4 shots....80 grs 2ffg and a .570 ball.
A similar gun in a smoothbore seems like it would be right up your alley.
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Re: Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby trex » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:30 pm

I am looking into a smooth rifle, looking at everything right now.
I see that fully round barrels are period correct, might go that route.
Lots to take in when you first start looking at these old guns, you go from
I just want a flintlock shot gun to I think I’ll go period correct to oh my witch
period and what is correct to it cost how much, still fun though.
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Re: Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby trex » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:08 am

Well I ordered me a flintlock kit in .50x36” round tapered barrel, fowler w/ L&R Queen Anne lock
CM-1 curly maple stock, inlet for barrel and lock.
It might take me awhile to finish it out with arthr not helping but I will get done.
The .50 cal. smoothy will be plenty good for small game (90% squirrel) and deer in side 50 yards.
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Re: Flintlocks Tulle vs Trade Gun

Postby Smo » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:36 am

Congrats ! Can’t wait too see it when your done.
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