Fusil de Chasse - French Tulle

French Tulle Photo

This gun was introduced by the French during the fur trade era in the 1670’s. It was not originally intended to be a gun for trade to the Indians. It was available then to two classes of people. The working class or “D” model, or highly engraved “C” for the upper class or officers. The plain D is shown opposite in “aged” walnut. This was the French fur traders gun, the Voyageur. But it was soon clear that this high quality French gun would be the weapon the Indians would want because of its barrel length and increased accuracy. This stock is the large and heavy style of the fur trade era French Fusil de Chasse, also known as the Tulle. It features the extended wrist down low into the buttstock as it was on the originals with more drop than the common trade gun. It comes with a round barrel groove for both round and octagon to round barrels. This pre-shaped stock comes standard with straight round barrel groove and rod channel with drilled ramrod hole; and is not inlet for lock, triggers or cut for buttplate. Although it is shown in right hand only it has no cheek and an industrious builder could make a lefty. Inletting options below for lock, triggers and octagon to round barrel. Specify barrel and rod size when ordering. For barrels 44” long an extra charge for longer stock, inletting set-up and oversize shipping will apply.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
Straight Octagon barrels…...........5/8" or 3/4 ”
Drilled ramrod hole .................….............3/8”
Barrel Channel Length …………...…........42”
Butt width x height……...…... .2-1/8” x 5-1/4”
Lock area ………….…...................1-3/8” x 7 ”
Width across the lock face …...................1-3/4”
Drop at the heel ………………................3-1/2”
PRE-SHAPED STOCK
34040      CM2 Grade Curly Maple
34041      CM3 Grade Curly Maple
34042      CM4 Grade Curly Maple
34044     Walnut
30820      Inlet Lock
15975      Inlet Oct-Rnd Barrel
STANDARD  FITTINGS & PARTS
29939      Davis French Fusil Flintlock
08835      French Trigger
28840      French Trigger Bar
21180      1/4”-28 S.S. Touch Hole Liner – Slot Head
19630      2 ea, Oval Head 8-32 Lock Screws
16450      1 ea, Tang Screw 8-32
27600      1 e a, Underlugs for Pins
27630      2 ea, Underlugs for Pins
16380      1 Pkg of 10 Oval Head #3 Wood Screws
16390      1 Pkg of 10 Oval Head #5 Wood Screws
16400      1 Pkg of 10 Oval Head #8 Wood Screws
24630      1 Pkg of 6 Pieces Pin Stock 1/16”o.d.
16795      3/8 " Ram Rod w/ 8-32 Brass Tip
MOUNTINGS
22260  Buttplate (Brass)
22270  Triggerguard (Brass)
21270  French Thimble (Brass)
22010  Sideplate (Brass)
32320  Silver Front Sight (Sterl Silv)
22150  Wrist Inlay, top (Sterl Silv)