Heavy dragoon carbine, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, found on the Waterloo battlefield, 1815
One of 190 supplied by Grice and Morris, 1800.
This weapon is Inscribed on butt plate, 'Carabine of the 6th or Enniskillen Regiment of Dragoons found in front of the left wing of the British on the field of Waterloo'. The carbine was a lighter, shortened, rifled weapon developed for the cavalry, for whom a full-length musket or rifle was too heavy and awkward to fire from horseback.
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