* An ornate relief engraved gold and silver embellished “Le Page” percussion target pistol with a silver wire inlaid stock, the 10″ fluted barrel with silver floral pattern, the fluted stock with silver wire inlay, the action is good and the pistol with minor loss of some decoration. Only £3,500 *
S. Booth muzzle loading rifle.
* A gun for the weightlifter as it weighs over 20lbs, it’s a 20 bore muzzle loading percussion rifle by “S BOOTH” with a 42″ full octagonal barrel (5/8″ across the flats) and engraved “S Booth and Co, London” it has a military style ladder rear sight, a blade fore sight and a set trigger ! it measures 58 1/2″ overall and retains it’s brass tipped loading rod, guns of this type and size are quite rare. Only £3,750 *
The Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade.
The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaklava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War. Lord Raglan, overall commander, had intended to send the Light Brigade to pursue and harry a retreating Russian artillery battery near the front line, a task well suited to light cavalry. Due to miscommunication at some level in the chain of command, the sabre-armed Light Brigade was instead sent on a frontal assault into a different artillery battery, one well-prepared with excellent fields of defensive fire. Although reaching the battery under withering direct fire and scattering some of the gunners, the badly mauled brigade was forced to retreat immediately, producing no decisive gains and very high British casualties.
Mick’s Guns shoots this historical gun at Dartford Clay Shooting Club.