A Fine Paget Carbine, to the 10th Royal Hussars Light Dragoons.
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31” overall, 16” round carbine bore barrel with brass fore sight, Ordnance proofs, block ‘V’ rear-sight. Flat, stepped, bolted lock with Crown GR & inspector’s mark with Tower on the tail. Sliding safety, flat ring neck cock, semi-waterproof pan. Walnut full stock with inspector’s mark behind the trigger guard, engraved ‘10th RYl Hs’ on the butt plate tang. Sling swivel bar, brass trigger guard, barrel retained by two slides, with brass fore end cap, one ramrod pipe & swivel rammer.
In good condition.
The 10th Prince of Wales Light Dragoon converted to Hussars in 1806, the first regiment to do so, and sailed for Spain in 1808. During the Peninsular War they fought at Sahagun, Benavente and the Battle of Corunna. In 1813 having landed once more in Spain they fought at Morales and the Battle of Vittoria, Spain, and then in France the Battle of Orthes and the Battle of Toulouse. They fought at the Battle of Waterloo as part of the charge which routed the French cavalry.