September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This long Kentucky pistol has a rifled octagon barrel with front blade sight with a notched rear sight. In addition, there is a peep sight mounted on the tang. The brass lock plate is marked "T. KETLAND & Co." in the center. Lock features a brass pan and a roller frizzen. The tiger maple half stock is profusely decorated with brass and silver inlays. There are eight silver inlays including around barrel key, on both sides of wrist, on top of wrist and a large engraved star on the pommel. Brass reinforcing strips were added during the period of use. The brass strips are engraved with numbers and appear to have been made from a period measuring tool. The strike's are held in place by handmade brass screws and one iron screw. The brass trigger guard has a thick silver reinforcement strip mounted on the back tang and the finial and trigger guard guard bow are engraved. The nose cap is pewter. Complete with its period blacksmith forged iron skeleton buttstock, which is threaded at the end and retained by an iron bolt and washer, form fitted to the trigger guard tang. Complete with its original wooden ramrod with brass tip and original iron worm. CONDITION: Barrel retains a pleasing brown patina with sharp edges and some minor spotting. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and plate retains a pleasing mustard patina. Lock mechanism is very strong and functions well. Silver inlays retain a dark and unpolished patina. Brass mounts retain a pleasing mustard patina. Stock shows a period crack on both sides of wrist, where stock attaches, otherwise very good. A very unusual and attractive Kentucky target pistol. DMG
Barrel Length
.38 Rifled
FFL Status
Kentucky Pistol
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,320.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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