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    £ 3,450
    Ketland, T. & Co. 42" Brown Bess Musket Muzzleloader .75" Rifles
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    Ketland, T. & Co. 42" Brown Bess Musket Muzzleloader .75" Rifles

    RiflesMuzzleloaderKetland, T. & Co..75"
    Ketland & Co were English gunsmith's based at various addresses in Birmingham & London between 1785-1819. This is an original British Officer’s private purchase Brown Bess New Land pattern flintlock musket. The New Land Pattern was introduced into British service C1802 after the signing of the Peace of Amiens to end the French Revolutionary Wars, when possibility seemed high of a return to peacetime levels of production (see page 36 plate 30 & page 37 of British Military Long Arms 1715-1815 by Bailey). Unfortunately peace did not last and the Napoleonic Wars began in 1803 culminating in the Battle Of Waterloo in 1815. This example of the New Land Pattern by Ketland & Co has the correct 42” round steel barrel with block foresight. It measures 58 ½” overall length. Its smooth bore is clean. It has its original lock plate engraved with the manufacturer’s name ‘T. Ketland & Co’. It has the correct heavy swan neck hammer fitted with flint. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected and original steel ram rod. The stock has an inlaid brass roundel engraved ‘A+Taylor’ no doubt the name of the British officer who commissioned this piece. It also has the correct sling swivels and brass furniture . The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this historic piece worthy of further research regarding the Officer’s name includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14212 ...Read full description
    CategoryRifles
    SubcategoryMuzzleloader
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 3,450
    Sale typeTrade
    Calibre.75"
    Model42" Brown Bess Musket
    Manufactured YearC 1785
    Antiqueyes
    CertificateNo Licence
    OrientationRight Handed
    Barrel length42 inch
    Overall length58 1/2
    Your reference14212
    Gun StatusActivated
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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