A Rare Royal Forrester’s Pattern 1760 Flintlock Light Dragoon Pistol
16 ½” overall, 9” round barrel with central proof marks, stepped flat lockplate with crown GR over stamped Mayor, border engraved cock, walnut full stock with long eared butt cap, escutcheon, brass trigger guard and large stepped side plate and ramrod pipe. Stock moulded around barrel tang. In sleepy patinated condition, cock a working life replacement, lacking ramrod.
Thomas Mayor Brass gun furniture maker to the Ordnance 1761-1767, succeeded by his widow Jane 1767-1795
Provenance Robert E Brooker Jr Collection author of British Military Pistols 1603-1888 Collection.No. 137.