Flintlock Northwest Trade Gun by Ketland & Co.

.58 caliber. 35.75" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Browned barrel, brass furniture, full-length beech stock. Lock appears to be in original flint configuration and is marked "T./KETLAND/& Co." in three lines. Lock with rounded and fenced bridled pan and swan neck cock. Barrel with post-1813 Birmingham proof marks. Typical trade gun features include a three-screw brass serpent side plate, an oversized iron triggerguard, flat brass butt plate, simple forend reinforcement and corrugated ramrod pipes. Butt previously decorated with brass tacks that are now missing, leaving their impressions and a combination of square and round shank holes. Includes a wood ramrod.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Good. Metal retains some applied brown with surface oxidation, scattered roughness and some pitting. Action functional, bore fair and pitted. Stock with added finish and stain, showing scattered bumps, dings and mars, and probable repaired cracks in the forend concealed by the added stain.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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