Plate Dimensions: 5-3/4in x 1in
From the mid 1700’s through the mid 1800’s, three generations of the Ketland family were heavily involved in the gun trade from Birmingham and London, England to Philadelphia. The early Ketland is the type of lock that was produced in Birmingham during the 1760’s and 70’s and exported to America. These “export quality” locks were not fancy, but were entirely serviceable. They were used on a wide variety of rifles, fowlers and trade guns produced during the second half the 18th century. This lock uses the same internal parts as the Colonial Virginia and Round-Faced English lock and has the same cam-type action and a sear that returns to the same position at rest, half-cock and full cock. You can expect an abundance of sparks for fast, reliable ignition. Plate Dimensions: 5-3/4″ x 1″ Flint Size: 1″ x 7/8″ Right Hand only.