British Cavalry Carbines and Pistols of the Napoleonic Era - Waterloo 200th Anniversary Edition

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Written by Barry Chisnall & Geoff Davies. This book has been described as ‘The Most Comprehensive Study of British Cavalry Flintlocks to Date’. The main focus of the book is on the wars with France between 1793 & 1815. However, to do this subject justice they have included the development of the carbine and pistol prior to these dates and in the American Revolution together with usage in the post Napoleonic period.

The book is A4 size Hardback, with 218 Pages, 90 Full Color Plates, with over 400 individual photos featuring 82 Carbines & Pistols from 1700 to 1850 and many other color illustrations. It includes many previously unpublished photos of several rare carbines and pistols never before illustrated.

Chapter 1 details cavalry actions in the French and Napoleonic wars with the rest of the book describing and illustrating carbine and pistol patterns issued to British cavalry regiments. Chapters 2 to 8 cover the development of cavalry carbines and pistols for the British cavalry. Chapters 9 to 11 show yeomanry and Portuguese small arms with chapter 12 comparing the shooting properties of the various Napoleonic carbines.

The book has been very well received and had a glowing review by Bill Harriman in Classic Arms & Militaria. Two of the most notable writers on antique guns, Dr. De Witt Bailey and Bob Brooker Jr., have both described the book as excellent. It is now being carried by The Royal Armouries in Leeds and National Army Museum.

This newly re-issued the book has a new 'Bi Centenary Celebration' dust jacket and an appendix which includes some new photos that the authors were unable to include in the original volume due to time constraints.

Includes details on the following weapons:

• Cavalry Carbines from the 18th Century
• Eliott and Royal Forrester's Carbines
• Harcourt and Heavy Dragoon Carbines
• Paget Carbine variations
• Egg breech loading cavalry carbine
• Baker Cavalry Rifles
• Tower & Dublin Castle Pistols from 1715 to 1815
• Ferguson Cavalry Rifle
• Volunteer Carbines and Pistols
• Portuguese and British Carbines and Pistols

Hardcover: 218 pages

Publisher: Maine Military; 1st edition (2014)


Product Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 5 cm

ISBN: 9781624078354


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