Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Late 18th Century British Military Pistol Converted to Percussion. .72 caliber 9" round barrel bearing several markings including "21st L. D." ( obviously 21st Light Dragoons), along with proofs. Flat lock plate vertically marked "Dublin / Castle" at rear, and "(crown) / GR" in the center. Rounded drum conversion with what appears to be the original engraved hammer of sporting rather than military style. Captive ramrod with swivels, iron belt hook affixed by two screws, brass mounts with "E / 8" engraved on the bottom of the trigger guard. Very nice walnut stock. Gun in overall excellent condition, just showing some honest wear. Two hairlines on left forestock with another to the rear of the ramrod channel, all readily closed/repairable. Some tiny wood chips missing below rear trigger guard tang and below rear of lock plate, minor. There is a 1/2" nicely replaced sliver to the right of the tang screw. Very scarce gun, as Dublin Castle ceased arms production in the early 1790s. Nice gun and especially desirable with these Regular Establishment British military marks.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 425

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 22 days left to consign to the 2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $4,645,206