6/8/2022 – Frontier Firearms from the Lifetime Collection of Larry Ness

Arms, Armor & Militaria | Lot 2

  • June 8, 2022
  • 10:06 AM EDT
  • Cincinnati


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.

  • Price Realized
  • $2,690


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