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.