May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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For a similar example see page 164 of "British Military Pistols" by Robert Brooker. These pistols were supplied from merchants and not from ordnance. These are often referred to as the 1813 Indian Contract pistols. Barrel is marked with a crown over "GR" and broad arrow, as well as a Tower crossed scepters acceptance proof. The tang is stamped with a star over "39". The lock has an unbridled pan and is marked "KETLAND/ & CO." in the center with a crown broad arrow acceptance mark. Mountings are brass. There is a "9" stamped on stock behind the sideplate, as well as two crown over "53" stamps beside the brass trigger guard. There is a crown over "GR/ 1800" store keeper's stamp on right side of the wrist behind the lock carving. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: The barrel and lockplate retain a mottled pewter patina with several areas of very light and spotty oxidation. The post on the top of the cock is not present. Brass mounts were once cleaned and now retain a mellow patina. Stock shows usual scattered dings and marks from use, with a narrow 1 3/4" piece of wood missing on one side at the muzzle. DRG
Barrel Length
9 - 1/8"
.65 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Ketland & Co.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,920.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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