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Object Name Pistol
Object Number 1879.1.10
Collection Stafford
Description English flintlock blunderbuss pistol; wood handle, shaped like a comma; metal trigger, trigger guard and hammer; barrel is cylindrical and flares at the end; beneath barrel at the end is a metal piece which pivots on a screw, used to secure the bayonet; left side of barrel also has two brass sleeves, one at front and one at back, for user to slide ramrod and hold it; breech, hammer, and striking mechanism is complicated; hammer is held straight up inside a bracket which sits inside breech area; in front is a protective plate held in place by several screws; two small crowns are etched into the underside of barrel near breech; flower is etched onto bottom of trigger guard; breech is squarish; on left side of breech is etched "Ketland/ & Co" underneath a decoration of some sort; right side has same decoration over the word "London" written in script (same for both sides); above the word 'London', the letters A.D.W., crudely etched onto side of breech; on right side bottom of wood handle is sticker with number "R 149";
Dimensions L-12.205 inches
Material brass; wood; metal;
Event Revolutionary War
Made Ketland & Co.
Provenance Revolutionary War era English flintlock pistol with flared muzzle and bayonet attachment.
People Stafford, Sarah
Search Terms Ketland and Company
Miss. Sarah Stafford
Trenton, New Jersey
English flintlock blunderbuss pistol
Revolutionary War
military equipment