Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3092: F.C. Taylor Fur Getter Single Shot Trap Gun

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

F.C. Taylor Fur Getter Single Shot Trap Gun

Manufacturer: Taylor
Model: Fur Getter Trap Gun
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: bronze
Item Views: 2935
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 60
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in the 1920s. Brass frame and fixtures. The basic concept of the Fur Getter is to attract all manner of furry critters right to the muzzle of this contraption through the use of the baited hook, where they meet their demise by attempting to run away with said bait which in turn pulls the hook which is attached to the trigger. One period advertisement states it can kill any animal up to a wolf without causing any damage to the fur. It shows standard features and is mounted on a swivel stake/screw for mounting in logs or other game-rich environments. Includes a period F.C. Taylor Fur Co. catalog and a possible replacement ground stake.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, a coat of protective lacquer period applied on the bronze body with an attractive patina on the balance. The trigger/bait hook shows some mild surface oxidation. Mechanically fine. This interesting piece of fur trapping equipment is ready for you to set 'er and Fur Getter.

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