A 15-Bore Flintlock Coaching Carbine by Charles Pickfatt. With swamped barrel inscribed ‘Happy Is He That Escapeth Me’ around the muzzle and engraved ‘LONDON’ within a long engraved loop on the top flat, stamped with London proofs and barrelsmiths marks, groove foliate engraved tang, signed border engraved rounded lock with dog-catch holding the cock at half-cock, figured walnut full-stock (some chips and dents) with raised apron around the tang, cast and chased brass mounts comprising pierced foliate side-plate, vacant escutcheon with a flower head above and below, border engraved butt-plate with foliage on the heel tang, trigger guard with acorn finial and a flower head on the bow, turned ramrod pipes and original brass capped ramrod with iron worm.
Charles. 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.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrelsmiths Mark is that of John Hall