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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 132: Ketland Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss with Spring Bayonet

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Ketland Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss with Spring Bayonet
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000
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Serial #Ketland Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss with Spring Bayonet ManufacturerKetland ModelFlintlock
TypeShotgun Gauge1 1/4 Inch Catalog Page30
Barrel14 1/2 Inch Part Octagon FinishBright Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThe lock plate is marked "Ketland/& Co." The brass barrel is stamped "LONDON" on the top flat and the flats have a light engraving and the upper left flat has two British proofs. The barrel has a 1 1/4 inch opening and a 6 inch spring bayonet mounted on the underside. Brass furniture with a light engraving on the side plate and buttplate tang, a floral blossom on the trigger guard and a pineapple finial trigger guard. The left side of the barrel has brass ramrod pipes which hold an iron ramrod. The straight grip stock has a flat buttplate.

ConditionGood. The brass has an attractive aged "mustard colored" patina. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth dark patina. The bayonet has a broken release mechanism and some minor pitting. The undersized, period refinished stock is about good with repairs and some scattered minor handling. Mechanically fine.
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