Antique Ketland Export Musket
.72 caliber, 40" barrel,
walnut, brass, metal ramrod,
antique with some repairs
Part Number: AAR-854
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,000.00
This antique musket has a military musket influence with positions for sling swivels (now missing), metal ramrod with trumpet ramrod pipes, and muzzle design for a socket bayonet. The breech has post 1813 proof marks and the lock is stamped Ketland & Co. This English musket was likely made for export, or private contract as it does not conform to a British Pattern Musket.

The 40" barrel has a .72 caliber bore, a bit smaller than the traditional .75 Brown Bess. The bore is fair with bright areas as well as some scattered dark pitting visible. The exterior of the barrel has aged to a speckled gray brown with a textured patina around the vent hole and at the breech end. The breech has a post-1813 proof mark, view mark, and the small Ketland tombstone marking between the other two markings. The breech is decorate with small stars ahead of the filed bands. The breech end of the barrel has visible vise marks from clamping in a unpadded vise.

Stocked in walnut, the gun shows the signs of nearly 200 years of use through various dents and dings and a repaired crack o the upper side panel. The wrist is checkered with a well worn appearance from handling. The forend of the stock has some dents and dings with a old chipped out area 6" behind the muzzle cap. The forend has a sling swivel hole drilled and the matching hole in the front bow of the triggerguard. The sling swivels are missing. The triggerguard has a fowler style with a engraved pineapple final. The ramrod pipes for the metal ramrod have flared trumpet ends to funnel the ramrod into position. The sideplate is a fowler style, with a third screw, rather than the typical late India Pattern musket design. The sideplate has some very simple martial engraving with a drum and flags.

The musket is fitted with a Ketland lock, a typical early 19th century design with rounded tail with small tit and moldings across the tail. The rounded pan has a high flash fence that extends back to the breech end of the barrel. The frizzen on this lock is a modern replacement from a large Siler lock. It does function, but has some side to side play that would not be typical for a English lock. The lock has aged to a speckled gray patina. Like many old flint muskets, the touch hole is large, over 3/32" in diameter.

A early to mid 19th century antique Ketland musket for your consideration. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.
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