This wonderful Hudson Valley Fowler has been modified to fire buck & ball by installing a rear sight. Actually, two rear sights. The first was by filing a deep groove in the barrel tang and breech. Later ,the owner added a raised rear sight on the barrel. The stock is of Hudson Valley architecture with the typical barrel shaped ramrod pipes. The overall length is 63″ with a 46 1/2″ English proofed barrel . The brass furniture is tastefully engraved with many Dutch motifs . These long fowlers first showed up in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York in the early part of the 18th century. During the American Revolution they were used by the local militia’s in some of the bloodiest fighting of the War. The 1939 movie “Drums along the Mohawk ” is based on that struggle. A great looking over the fireplace Long Fowler!