September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Circa 1770-1780. The massive heavy round barrel is tapered and swamped at the muzzle. Left side of the hooked breech is stamped with private London view and proof marks, along with "TK" cartouche for Thomas Ketland. The convex lock plate is marked "KETLAND" in the center in block letters. The plain brass furniture includes a three-screw sideplate with molding towards tail, trigger guard terminating in an acorn finial, buttplate with four-stage tang, and a very fine chased wrist escutcheon with shell and foliate motifs. The partially figured walnut buttstock is of British form and features a large relief carved shell design behind the barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted grey patina with excellent markings at breech. Lock retains a matching patina, functions well and is in its original flintlock configuration. Brass furniture retains a pleasing mustard patina and shows some scattered marks from use, ramrod entry ferrule shows some denting. Stock has a very well blended area of professional restoration at the last 19" of forend and ramrod ferrule at muzzle is a replacement. There is a period repaired wrist break and a small sliver replaced below back of lock plate. Some minor slivers absent along barrel and some minor splintering. Buttstock shows scattered worm holes. A very attractive flintlock fowler with fantastic architecture. DMG
Barrel Length
72 - 1/2"
FFL Status
Flintlock Fowler
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,250.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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