A Fine Flintlock Holster Pistol by G. Fletcher. 16” overall, 10” 3 stage slightly swamped iron barrel, scroll engraved at breech, with London proofs & foreigners maker’s mark. Scroll engraved iron tang, rounded banana border engraved lockplate with no bridle on steel, signed ‘G.Fletcher’. Walnut full stock with mouldings around lock, with engraved brass mounts consisting of long spur butt cap with happy grotesque mask, vacant grotesque escutcheon, trigger guard & two baluster ramrod pipes. Brass tipped ramrod with a worm.
An attractive pistol in good condition.
Gervas Fletcher: Stanford, Essex about 1720-30.