This ancient Fowler was purportedly carried by Thomas Gould of North Kingstown as he patrolled the beaches of Quidnesset watching for Tory and British ships during the American Revolutionary War. It is a conglomeration of early European parts and some crude American-made parts. This old flintlock birding gun dates from the late 1600s to early 1700s. The stock had been broken in three places and was missing the ram rod and ram rod pipes.
It has been lovingly restored by Varnum member, Russ Malcolm, and is on display at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum.