A Fine Rare Queen Anne Silver Mounted Flintlock Toby Pistol by C. Pickfatt.
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7 ½” overall, 2 ¼” cannon turned turn off barrels with London Proofs, foliate engraved breeches and tangs. Round action engraved ‘Pickfatt’, swan neck cocks, L shaped frizzen spring. Figured walnut half stocks, globular butts with mask butt cap and silver wire inlay, shaped silver side plate with Jeremiah Ashley ‘JA’ mark, steel engraved trigger guard.
Very fine little Queen Anne pistol in good condition.
Charles Pickfatt Son of Humphrey, free of Gunmakers Co., by patrimony, 1719. Proof piece, 1724. Gunmaker, Holborn (by Beaufort Bldgs. Corner). Contractor to Ordnance, 1727-56; Hudson Bay Co., 1737-56 (Viewer 1721-4) Retired 1757.