Originally Posted by Marcus den toom
What about Goyet instead of Goyel?
My book by Johan f Stockel states there to be a Goyel in about 1690s. This pistol is not from that time but Goyel could have been working after this as well.
Brest is a city in France so "a Brest" is indeed the name where this person worked.
Style of this gun would be 1720s i think.
Can you send me a scan of the page from Stockel? I think you are right about the date. It could be a little earlier or a later.
I was thinking the same thing about Brest France, but didn't know if "Goyel a Brest" was another way of saying "Goyel in Brest".