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Original 1851 Bengal Irregular Saddle Ring Cavalry Carbine by Greener

Regular price $1,995.00

Item Description

Original Item: One Only. According to David Harding wonderful work:- SMALL ARMS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY, 1600-1856 Volume TWO, pages 497/498, this percussion carbine was manufactured by W.Greener circa 1851 for "Skinner's Horse", part of the 1st. BENGAL IRREGULAR CAVALRY. Our example, as illustrated in Harding's book, is marked W. GREENER on the lock plate.

The carbine has a 20" barrel with swivel ramrod, a saddle bar to the left side with a saddle ring and all brass mounts. This came to us from our Nepalese Palace purchase of 2003, but bears no Nepalese or Indian script markings whatsoever. There are British markings on the barrel but these are now very faint.

All Irregular Cavalry Carbines are rare but only 580 of these were these Greener Carbines were manufactured and delivered in 20 cases on the East Indiaman "KENT" and 21 cases on the "MONARCH" via Culcutta and were shipped via Allahabad to the unit at Lahore, all according to David Harding.

Included in the 55,000 firearms purchased in the Nepalese purchase only TWO of these were found.

Fully cleaned and ready to display

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