30 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A .67 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE OF PAGET TYPE MARKED FOR THE XV KING'S LIGHT DRAGOONS
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
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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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