ID: 2663

Shortened 1777 French Charleville Infantry Musket

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Description

An interesting 1777 French Infantry musket, since been shortened for unknown reasons.

The 1777 French Infantry (Charleville) Musket was a significant departure from previous models. It incorporated a new robust nosecap, trumpet style ramrod, ridges on the trigger guard, and a angled brass pan. A cutout in the stock’s butt allowed for better aim. The 1777 Musket saw service in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In America, the weapon saw limited use with French troops at the end of the Revolution and afterwards on the frontier. French troops stationed in America prior to the Louisiana purchase were equipped with the weapon as were also Canadian militia troops until into the early 19th century. Later US arms were based on the 1777’s design.


Good mechanism and condition.

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