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    Are this unit really armed with rifles unlike other hussar units of Britain? Are they specially created like the 95th Foot?
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    Yes, they were armed with a variant of the Baker rifle; same rifle type the 95th Rifles used.

    http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Br...y.htm#_weapons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiichi View Post
    Yes, they were armed with a variant of the Baker rifle; same rifle type the 95th Rifles used.

    http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Br...y.htm#_weapons
    I note that the article says the 10th were issued with the rifles in 1815 which of course is well after the Peninsula War. But I have also seen http://england.prm.ox.ac.uk/englishn...ker-rifle.html which says:

    "In 1805 Ezekiel Baker established his own production facilities at 24 Whitechapel Road in London. On one side there was Size Yard and at the rear a large warehouse which he converted into a factory and his own proof-house. Baker had come to the attention of the Prince of Wales and this Royal patron, as Colonel of the 10 th Dragoons arranged the adoption of Baker's cavalry rifle for that Regiment. Soon Baker was appointed court gun maker. Further encouragement by the Prince of Wales led to Baker establishing his own proof house whereby he subjected his guns to his special 'Fire, Water and Target' proof and special proof mark stamps. Ezekiel Baker's private shop and factory developed into a rival to the other gunmakers proof house."

    "........ It was from 1813 that the Baker cavalry carbine had been issued to the 10 th Light Dragoons, whereas a cavalry carbine made by Ezekiel Baker was issued to the Life Guards in 1801."

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