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Elliot Light Dragoon Pistol - $375


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George Augustus Eliott was a man who got things done. A Scotsman born in 1717, he rose through the ranks to become Aide-de-Camp to King George II by 1756. In 1759, raised and commanded the 1st Light Horse and thus began the concept of Light Dragoons in the British Army. At the time, commanders of irregular forces could outfit the men as they chose, and Elliot went about designing improved weapons and gear for his Troop of Horse. His legacy is the Elliot Light Dragoon Pistol, the Elliot Light Dragoon Carbine, and the Elliot Light Dragoon Saddle.
This is a light, handy pistol with a good feel to it when aiming. The barrel is 9" long and usually .62 caliber. They vary in bore diameter at times, and if you needed a particular bore size you should give us a call to see what is in stock. Overall length is 16 1/2".
The furniture is all brass and very similar to civilian pistols of the era. In fact, the triggerguard and sideplate are identical to the parts used on our Ketland Trade Pistol as Ketland also supplied parts and guns to the Board of Ordinance.


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          Here is a right hand view. Click on the photo to see a larger image. right view

          Here is a left hand view. left view

          This is the man who designed this piece, George Augustus Eliott George Eliott