Top of the cock is brazed to the lower jaw with copper, a nicely-done period repair. Vacant silver escutcheon is inset in the walnut grip.
The Ketland family of Birmingham and London imported most of the firearms privately-purchased in America in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. When encountered today, the Ketland pistols and long-arms almost always have American provenance, and are as much a part of the historical landscape of the years just after the end of the American Revolution, as the American-made arms. Ketlands had established themselves in the very young USA in the late 1780s, when two sons of Thomas Ketland moved to Philadelphia to set-up the American branch of their trading firm, married and became American citizens. Ketland arms were well-built, sturdy, relatively inexpensive, and popular.