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French Tulle "Fusil De Chase" #K17



"Une fois qu'ils en auroient connula difference,

 on ne pourvoit plusleur en faire accepter diautres."

(Once they know the difference, they will not accept anything else.)

That's what the early 1760's French traders said of the Indians in regards to the Tulle.

Introduced by the French fur traders this gun quickly won the hearts of the voyageurs, traders, Indians and even Rogers Rangers.

 The "Fusil De Chase"or hunting gun was lighter, slimmer and certainly much more graceful than the military weapons of the times. Named after the armory where they were produced in France, it was imported in large numbers throughout North America.

Originals were stocked in a variety of hardwoods, but mostly walnut and maple.

Most were trimmed in steel since the brass version was considerably more costly in terms of beaver pelts.

The Sitting Fox Tulle is one of our most popular models. It is somewhat more complex to build than the North West Trade Gun but the results are worth it.

Lock and trigger inletting as well as the soldering of front sight and underlugs is available at a modest cost to aid in the building process. This option #1 is available at $100

We offer the stock in grade A maple or walnut hand crafted and mated to the octagon to round tapered barrel.

The lock area is left uncut to accommodate left handed shooters. The lock is the L&R Trade Gun lock in right and large Siler in left. Several original left hand Tulle's have been found. The barrel is octagon to round with 12" flats to the wedding band and taper. It is available in 20, 24, or 28 gauge smooth and a standard 36" and 42". The trim is investment cast steel or brass molded from originals. The butt is cut to your length of pull and profiled to fit the casting. We also offer the thimbles in stamped steel or brass to lighten the nose weight.

We know you will be pleased with this faithful reproduction of a frontier favorite.

(Once they know the difference, they will not accept anything else.)
























The TULLE  FUSIL DE CHASE is economically priced at $659 in maple, walnut $699


Guns fully assembled "in the white" are available on order for $1199


Finished for $1299




Ray Franks

PO Box 135

Mecosta, Mi. 49332