- Feb 16, 2013
- Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro and ATMax, 8.5 x 11, 5 x 8 & a Super Sniper - Pro-pointer.
Fisher F75 LTD, XP Deus - 11", Garrett AT and AT ZLINK pointer
- Primary Interest:
- Relic Hunting
The pistol is a W. KETLAND c 1810, Tower of London proof marks. Pistol was recovered from a war of 1812 battle site and took several trips and several months to find all the parts. I believe I may be only missing one part, the upper ramrod pipe, if it had one. I still look every time I go there. My first find was is the butt cap with screw, and trigger guard. It took several trips to find the other items other than the barrel. The barrel and pins were found six months later in late December, the last hunt of the year, 300 yards away. I’m assuming either the barrel or the other parts were moved by logging. No wood remains. The lock is in the half cocked position with French Amber flint, ready for firing, note the photo with the ball and patch still in the barrel. This pistol is not a military issue, and would most likely been used by an American militia officer. Pistol was authenticated by Sean Rich, Antique Arms Consultant and Dealer. Tortuga Trading Company. Note: the only cleaning that was done was with a toothbrush and air. Items were unusually clean coming out of the ground.