Thomas Ketland & Co Flintlock Pistol

SKU 031022-0011 Category
033122-1503 (1)1

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Here is an American flintlock pistol with a late 18th –early 19th century Thomas Ketland lock, 7-¾ inch iron barrel; curly maple stock; and brass adornments on ramrod, forend cap, trigger guard, and butt. The lock is marked T. Ketland & Co, an exporter/importer with branches in London, England and Philadelphia, PA. No European proof house marks observed (we did not remove the barrel to look underneath) which leads us to assume this is an American made arm, almost certainly from imported parts. Condition is, overall, very good with only minor handling marks. There are no cracks/repairs in the stock. The bore is dark, with no observed pitting near the muzzle, with straight (no twist), well-defined rifling. Measures .41 caliber from groove to groove. Action works well, sharply clicking into half and full cock. See pictures for overall condition. Antique. Check with a local FFL dealer to confirm your state laws governing ownership of an antique handgun before purchasing this item.

Additional information


T. Ketland & Co




7 ¾ inch


smoothbore, dark, no pitting observed

Overall Length

13 inches


Late 1700s – early 1800s