An Incredibly Rare Brace of Flintlock Light Dragoon Pistols by Innes of Edinburgh. With plain barrel and tang struck with Tower proofs, flat locks with GR crowned and INNES across the tail, figured walnut full-stocks (some losses around the locks) with apron around the tang cut at the grips with socket for shoulder stock, regulation brass mounts throughout including side-plates and trigger guards, retaining some original finish and in lovely untouched condition, complete with incredibly scarce shoulder stock, stamped with the makers name and with unusual locking system. An incredibly scarce brace of pistols in lovely condition.
This pattern is thought to be the last variant of the Light Dragoon before the New Land Pattern was introduced.
*for a similar example see B. Chisnall & G. Davies (2013) British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols of the Napoleonic Era. Maine Military, Tysoncolour, London. (page 143)
**The only other examples of cavalry pistols with shoulder stocks I have seen are in Robert Brooker (2016) British Military Pistols And Associated Edged Weapons 1603-1887, Colourcraft Ltd. Hong Kong. (page 153-154).
H. Name and ‘London’ on pistol stamped with ‘Foreigners’ mark of Gunmakers Co., c. 1740.
John, Apprenticed to Charles Grierson, 1793.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 16 Bore
Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.5 cm)
Overall Length: 15 Inches (38 cm)