May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
For a similar example see page 164 of "British Military Pistols" by Robert Brooker. These were supplied from merchants and not from ordnance, thus they are also known as the 1813 Indian Contract pistols. Barrel is marked with a crown over "GR" and a broad arrow, as well as a Tower crossed scepters acceptance stamp. Right side of barrel is stamped with a crown over "18" by the touch hole. The tang is stamped with a crown "25". The lock has an unbridled pan and is marked "KETLAND/ &/ ALLPORT" with a crown broad arrow acceptance mark. There is an "ID" stamp behind the brass sideplate. Mountings are brass with a nice mellowed appearance. The stock has two crown stamps beside the brass trigger guard. There is a crown over "GR" storekeeper's stamp above the rear of the lock tail. Pistol retains a period, possibly original ramrod that comes to a point at the rear. There is a crack that begins at the tip of the ramrod channel. CONDITION: The gray barrel and lock retain a nice smooth pewter colored patina. Lock stampings are light with all other markings being easily discernible. Brass mounts retain a mustard colored appearance. Stock is mottled and retains some of its old reddish brown finish. There is a 1 1/2" minor wood replacement at the muzzle inside the ramrod channel that is not evident on the outside of the pistol muzzle. Lock is in its original flintlock. configuration. DRG
Barrel Length
.65 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Ketland & Allport
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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