An historic inscribed French Model An XIII flintlock cavalry pistol used at the Battle of Waterloo
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An historic inscribed French Model An XIII flintlock cavalry pistol used at the Battle of Waterloo
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Lot Details
An historic inscribed French Model An XIII flintlock cavalry pistol used at the Battle of Waterloo
The 8 inch .69 caliber barrel dated 1813. Tang marked Mle. AN 13. Lockplate marked Manuf. Imp/de Charleville with control mark C in a diamond. Brass furniture of standard pattern, all with control mark T in an oval. Triggerplate marked AH. Walnut stock, the left side behind the counterplate set with a silver plate inscribed This Pistol was taken from the body of a French/Cuirasieur(sic) who fell at the ever Memorable Battle/when the British Army under the Command of the/Duke of Wellington totally defeated the whoe/French Army under the Command of/Buonaparte in person on the plains/of Waterloo, the 18, June 1815/brought from Waterloo by/B. Sugden 12, Augt 1815.
Condition: Fine. Excellent markings throughout. Barrel with smooth, dark patina showing some small marks. Fine wood with scattered light marks and small crack at tail of lock.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Benj(amin) Sugden is listed in the Waterloo rolls as having served in the Light Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Foot Guards. The 1st Regiment of Foot Guards served with great distinction at the Battle of Waterloo and for their part in the defeat of the Foot Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard retitled the Grenadier Guards and awarded the bearskin chapeau as a souvenir of the victory. The Light Company spent the morning of the battle defending the farm at Hougomont and then were withdrawn to join their regiment for the final defeat of the French.
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