K-17 French Tulle “Fusil  De Chase


“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 “gun of the hunt”

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 and traded throughout North America.

Originals were stocked in a variety of hardwoods, but mostly walnut and maple. Its graceful flowing lines made it an instant favorite.

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

Tulle L

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.

We offer the stock in grade A maple or walnut mated to the octagon to round tapered barrel and 95% inlet for the lock, butt. and trigger. The Drop is 3 1/2″ at the heel and the LOP is 14″

We can even solder on the underlugs and sight at a slight additional charge.

Tulle kit #1

The lock area can be left uncut to accommodate left handed shooters. The lock area is fully for the RE Davis Tulle 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 50 or 54 cal rifled at a standard 36″ and 42″. The trim is investment cast steel or brass molded from originals. The butt is inlet to fit the casting at a 14″ length of pull.

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.)


This 95% inlet kit is available in various grades maple or walnut and trimmed in steel starting at $799 or brass starting at $839.

Guns fully assembled “in the white” are available on order for an additional $600.

Finished for an additional $800.