T. Ketland Revolutionary War Era Officers Fusil or Carbine
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T. Ketland Fusil or Eliot type of carbine. Thomas Ketland was the grandson of William Ketland. He worked on a cooperative basis with William under the name T. Ketland and Co until he immigrated to the U.S. in 1789. This, together with the configuration of the item, dates this piece between 1760's to 1789. The lock is rounded, straight plate with swan neck cock and pan bridle. Ketland was one of the makers of private officer's arms. This piece shows a 30 1/2" barrel in carbine bore. This fusil shows an excellent lock plate and an excellent re-conversion by an unknown gunsmith. The wood rates as excellent showing all of its' original brass fittings and a replaced rammer. This fusil comes with an excellent fitting bayonet showing a 3" socket and a 11" blade, maker marked Dawes and showing a crown inspector mark. Dawes supplied 686 carbine bayonets to the Ordnance in 1779. Reference: see "British Non Ordnance Military Carbine 1750-1900." An excellent example of a Revolutionary War era British officers Fusil or carbine.