• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    A .67 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE OF PAGET TYPE MARKED FOR THE XV KING'S LIGHT DRAGOONS

    CIRCA 1810

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    A .67 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE OF PAGET TYPE MARKED FOR THE XV KING'S LIGHT DRAGOONS
    CIRCA 1810
    With 15 7/8in sighted barrel struck with Ordnance marks, the tang fitted with back-sight, variant regulation lock marked 'Tower' and 'GR' crowned, full stock, the butt formed with a slight cast and damaged by a ball strike, evidently within the carbine's early working life, regulation brass mounts of Paget type, the butt-plate marked 'I/H XV KLD', and stirrup ramrod
    30¾in (78.1cm)


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    An attached metal label records the tradition that this carbine was reputed to have saved the life of the Wicklow rebel Michael Dwyer, a ball having struck the butt and knocked the carbine from his hands. Dwyer surrendered to the British in 1803.

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