English Flintlock Pistol - W. Ketland & Co. .58 gauge
This is a fine quality "W. Ketland & Co” flintlock pistol. The Barrel is 9" long and it is .58 caliber, smoothbore. The pistol has a full-length, pin-fastened walnut stock with English style, bag-shaped grip. The top of the barrel is stamped "LONDON" and has three British proof marks. The lock plate has a pointed tip and is fitted with a fenced, iron pan and a goose-neck hammer. The lock plate is stamped: "KETLAND/& CO" in two lines below the pan. The pistol has a turned brass ramrod tail pipe and pipe. A brass, shield-shaped, thumb-piece is inlaid in the grip behind the tang. The tang is engraved with a simple floral design. Brass side plate and buttcap. The pistol has a wooden ramrod. The barrel and lock have an attractive brownish gray patina. The metal surfaces show age discoloration but no significant pitting. The edges of the barrel and lock plate are sharp. The barrel and pan show only very light flash pitting. The proof marks and markings on the barrel and lock are visible. The brass furniture has a mellow, unpolished patina. The stock is in relatively fine conditions as seen in the photos showing handling, wear and stress marks associated with a plus 200 year old pistol but does have two visible cracks that can be seen in the photos. The first crack which is less than ½ inch in length is located below the breech on the left side. The second crack is located in the stock above the ram rod near the muzzle. No other cracks are apparent. The mechanics are in good working order. The cost of shipping and insurance is $29.00.
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