A Flintlock Tap Action Pistol by Ketalnd & Co.

A Flintlock Tap Action Pistol by Ketalnd & Co.
£895.00

ID: 4850

Over and under double barrelled flintlock pistol. Made by Ketland & Co of London c1790.

Measured at 0.40 in (ie 73 bore).

Double-barrelled over & under. Clean bore.  Round screw turn-off barrels with 8-pointed star serrations for a key at the muzzle.  Octagonal breach marked on the bottom with Birmingham private proofs. Bottom & top barrel numbered "2” & "3” respectively to correspond with the numbering on the breach.  No sights.  The barrels screw on to the breach end.

Steel furniture: tang, trigger guard, lock, single ring-necked cock, frizen & trigger, rotating pan selector operated by tap on left frame.   

Sliding top safety which locks the hammer & frizen at half cock.

Engraved decoration to: breach – linear edging.  On side flats is floral decoration & in scrolling script within a 3 sided swag on the left flat "Ketland & Co” & on the right flat "London”; trigger guard- simple floral in centre with raised lined border; trigger strap with at the trigger end a linear frame; tail at rear of lock with linear edging & floral screw hole surround; linear edging to hammer, top jaw & frizen.  The trigger with scroll back.

Flat sided walnut stock swelling to the butt, with checkering surrounding a diamond on its back.

Overall length 20.6 cm

Barrel length 7.5 cm

Plain, good quality with crisp action & in good condition with traces of blueing on the barrels.  Tap associated or slightly bent.

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