Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderMid 18th Century Pair Of Cased Ketland Pistols
~ Mid 18th Century Pair Of Cased Ketland Pistols ~
Here we have a beautiful pair of pistols made by Thomas Ketland of Birmingham.
The Ketland shop was opened in 1760 and soon became quite famous for its firearms used in the Americas.
This pair is a cased set of military smoothbore flintlock pistols along with its flask, bullet mould, some spare flints and even some of the pre moulded bullets.
This is a wonderful set for any firearms collectors and specifically ones interesting in prominent Birmingham makers.
The pistols are of excellent manufacture beautiful metalwork. The pistols are made from a dark European hardwood with a very smooth finish. The fittings are brass with a steel lock, trigger and barrel with some remnants of gilt on the steel.
One of the matching pair has the Ketland mark on the lock.
Both pistols bear Birmingham proof marks.
The box is a solid hardwood with a felt base and liner.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrels are 10 inches (25 cm) long.
The pistols are 16.5 cm (42 cm) long.
The box is 20 inches ( 50 cm) wide.
The box is 10 inches (25 cm) deep.
The box is 4 inches (10 cm) tall.
~ Condition ~
The pistols are in a good condition for their age.
There is some evidence of woodworm on one of the pistols.
There are some chips to the wooden furniture of the pistols.
The steel has aged and lost much of its gilt but retains its etchings.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £40 or it can be inspected in our shop....Read full description