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The general style is what would be called a round-faced English lock, and it's a perfect choice in keeping with the design and period of this fowling piece. The cock (hammer) of this lock has an especially graceful shape.
All of the propellants in our test are widely available, proven performers, and I have used each extensively over the years in a wide range of applications with rifles and fowling pieces. But, oddly enough, this was the first time I had ever done a side-by-side comparison.
"Duck hunters all over the United States were putting their fowling pieces in mothballs or attempting to sell them.