A 1796 Heavy Cavalry pattern pistol to The 1st Royal Dragoons

Stock Code: Gp19

A 1796 Heavy Cavalry pattern pistol to The 1st Royal Dragoons {Royals}.15 ½” overall, 9” round musket bore barrel with Kings proof marks, 2nd type ordance lock,double line border engraved lockplate engraved Tower at the tail, crown GR, broad arrow ordnance mark, border engraved swan neck cock. Regulation brass furniture comprising trigger guard engraved ROY=D E3 . ‘S’ shaped sideplate and single ramrod pipe with original steel ramrod. Walnut full stock.


In good condition,

Originally raised in 1661, this oldest dragoon regiment was designated as the 1st (Royal) Regiment of Dragoons in 1751, but it was more commonly referred to as the “Royal Dragoons” or even just the “Royals”. In the Peninsula Campaign the Royals arrived in Portugal in September 1809 to join Wellington’s army and fought their first major action with distinction at Fuentes de Onoro in May 1811. During the Waterloo Campaign of 1815 the regiment were part of the Union Brigade, so named because it consisted of British (Royals), Scottish (Scots Greys) and Irish (6th Inniskilliing Dragoons) regiments. Like most of the British cavalry, the Royals arrived too late to participate in the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June, but they assisted in covering Wellington’s withdrawal northward the following day, preventing the French cavalry from hindering this movement. The Royals’ greatest moment came at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June, when it participated in the Union Brigade’s charge that smashed French General d’Erlon’s Corps but suffered heavily from the French cavalry counterattacks. The brigade suffered 525 casualties out of a total strength of 1181. Two members of the Royal Dragoons - Captain Clark and Corporal Styles - covered themselves with glory when they captured the eagle of the French 105th Regiment. Despite heavy losses, the Royals remained in action for the rest of the battle, carrying out several smaller chargers late in the day.

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