Object Title

Flintlock gun - By H. Pickfatt

Flintlock gun - By H. Pickfatt

Date

1705-1710

Object Number

XII.1627

Provenance

Purchased at Christie's, lot 16, 29th May 1955. Formerly the property of Mr. A.H. Francis of Stanford Lincs. Originally bought by his father, a gunmaker in Peterborough.

Dimensions

BarrelLength1118mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.660 in (16 bore)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Humphrey Pickfatt Jr was free of the Gunmaker's Company in 1688, Master in 1706, contractor to Ordnance from 1689 to 1721, to the Easty India Company from 1705 to 1709, to the Hudson's bay company from 1698 to 1725, and to the Royal African Company from 1717 to 1721. His will was proved in 1738.