Prussian Dragoons Weapons
Prussian Dragoon Carbine M1726
The thumb plate, on top of the neck of the butt, bore the crowned royal cipher: 'FWR' (Friedrich Wilhelm Rex I).
|Overall length||1415 mm|
|Length of barrel||1030 mm|
|Length of the flintlock plate||155 mm|
Prussian Dragoon Pistol M1731
These weapons were produced in Spandau from 1731 onwards.
|Overall length||567 mm|
|Length of barrel||368 mm|
|Length of the flintlock plate||145 mm|
Prussian Dragoon Sword M1734
The hilt is of brass; on one side of the blade is stamped the word 'POTSDAM', on the other is the eagle. One bar of this grip seems to have been badly bent.
|Overall length||1115 mm|
|Length of the blade||942 mm|
|Width of the blade||43 mm|
Prussian Dragoon Sword M1740
The hilt is of iron; the brass wire covering the black grip is missing. On one side of the blade is stamped the word 'POTSDAM'; on the other is stamped the eagle.
|Overall length||1082 mm|
|Length of the blade||914 mm|
|Width of the blade||35 mm|
Prussian Dragoon Officer's Sword M1735
The hilt is of gilt brass, there are rococo designs engraved on both sides of the base of the blade, just under the hilt.
|Overall length||1001 mm|
|Length of the blade||840 mm|
|Width of the blade||28 mm|
Prussian Cavalry Musician Sword M1730
The cast brass handle is the same as for the infantry sabre M1715. The letters 'MYS I' have been stamped into the pommel. There are no marks on the blade.
|Overall length||1023 mm|
|Length of the blade||860 mm|
|Width of the blade||36,5 mm|
Die Bewaffnung und Ausrüstung der Armee Friedrichs des Grossen Eine Dokumentation aus Anlaß seines 200. Todesjahres. Ausstellungskatalog, Rastatt 1986
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