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Flintlock Trade Gun with Board of Ordnance Marked Ketland & Allport Lock

.69 caliber. 42" pinned octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Oxidized metal, brass furniture, hardwood stock. Three-screw pointed flint lock in original flint although the cock may be a replacement, as are the top jaw, jaw screw and cock screw. The lock is Board of Ordnance inspected on the interior and also has a small "{CROWN-Broad Arrow}" under the pan. Lock additionally marked with the "{Fox in a Circle}" logo forward of the cock and "KETLAND/&/ALLPORT" in three arched vertical lines at the tail. Lock with rounded and fenced, unbridled iron pan. Stock of more robust musket form rather than the more typical "trade gun" or "Fusil de Chasee" form. Flat brass side plate secured by small nails, brass buttplate secured by three screws. Sheet brass ramrod pipes secure an old iron button head ramrod. Triggerguard with hole in front of bow for sling swivel that is not present.  The stock has been reshaped and slimmed through the wrist with the comb lowered into a classic form often associated with Native-used guns. Decorative oval brass thumb piece at wrist. The overall appearance of the gun with the beefier stock and musket bore barrel suggest this may be a period restock using the Ketland & Allport marked lock, probably done in North America sometime in the early 19th century.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Good. Metal moderately oxidized with scattered roughness and surface scale, including freckles of surface rust along the barrel. Markings remain legible, lock functional, bore heavily oxidized and pitted. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars with some chipped loss around the tang, at the tail of the lock mortise and around the buttplate.

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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