A Good Flintlock Light Dragoon by D.Egg, London. With round barrel signed ‘D.EGG LONDON’ along the top and stamped with Tower proofs at the breech, plain tang, rounded double line engraved lock, signed ‘D.EGG’ cock decorated en suite, full-stocked in walnut with regulation brass mounts comprising butt cap, trigger guard and ramrod pipes, brass tipped ramrod. In good clean condition overall.
Son of Leonz Egg, gunmaker, Switzerland. Born 1748, baptised Urs Christian. After a short stay in Paris, came to London and worked for John Twigg, 1772. Granted denization in 1791. Gunmaker & Sword Cutler. Became gunmaker to George IV & Duke of York. Renowned for his fine workmanship.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London 1350-1850, George Shumway Publishing, York, Pennsylvania, USA.