Object Title

Flintlock breech-loading gun - By John Bicknell

Flintlock breech-loading gun - By John Bicknell

Date

1670

Object Number

XII.1617

Provenance

Presented 1954, from the collection of Squadron Leader F.L. Butcher. Bought by Butcher from P.C.L. German in July 1948

Physical Description

Has a tip-up chamber operated by an underlever and a self-priming magazine

Dimensions

BarrelLength1245mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.640 in (17 bore)

Associations

Notes

This gun appears to be made on the principle of the patent taken out by Abraham Hill in 1664.