A Wonderful Revolutionary War Period British/American Flintlock Brass Barrel Flintlock Pistol by KETLAND
A Wonderful High Quality Revolutionary War Period Antique British/American Flintlock Brass Barrel & Lock Flintlock Pistol with silver and steel furniture by KETLAND & Co., circa. 1765-1770's. 8", .58 cal brass octagon-to-round barrel engraved 'LONDON' on the top flat; (2) early crossed scepter PROOFS. Brass lock plate maker engraved 'KETLAND & Co.'. Silver side plate, butt cap, and wrist escutcheon in the shape of a shield. Steel ram rod pipes and engraved steel trigger guard with Pineapple finial. Stock is solid with fine checkered grip, carved raised scallop shell around the engraved steel barrel tang; some wood worming at muzzle, scratches and dings from years of handling. The pistol is in it's original flintlock configuration and is in good mechanical working order. A beautiful pistol of classic form.