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This model was the last in a long line of modifications to the 1728 model French Infantry Musket commonly referred to as the "Charleville" musket (named after one of the arsenals that manufactured them). Some of the unique elements of this model are the finger ridges on the trigger guard, the brass frizzen, and the cheek piece carved in the stock's butt. As mentioned this is the AN IX, or year 9, Napoleonic version with a straighten frizzen cover and slightly different front band. The .69 calibre barrel is 44 3/4 inches long and the musket's total length is 60 inches. The lock plate has the St. Etienne arsenal markings, along with the appropriate stampings on the breech. This musket was used by Napoleon's infantry during the 1st Empire as well as earlier in the American Revolution by French troops.
French Troops at Devil's Bridge, 1799. (Johann Baptist Seele)
As for North America, it would have seen limited service in the later part of the American Revolution. As well, this musket (but with an iron frizzen) was used by parts of Upper Canada's militia at the beginning of the War of 1812. After the war, the 1816 pattern U.S. Springfield was designed copying this musket.
As the photographs attest, this replica is quite well assembled with a case hardened frizzen cover (hammer) producing good sparks. The seamless tempered barrels are made of high-carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40) and the breeches are tight. We use a industrial case-hardening factory process that makes sparking both more reliable and longer lasting. Presently no other musket provider uses this technique.
As with all our other flintlocks, the vent is not drilled (read details below) so we can ship easily to your door throughout North America and to Europe and the UK. Aside from that they are exactly like the originals. A fine addition to any collection.
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If upon receiving your musket you are not completely happy with your purchase, you may return it for a refund. All we ask is you cover the shipping costs. It has to be returned in two weeks of receipt and be in its original state (unaltered and unmodified).
We sell historically accurate muskets and pistols in a non-firing state. This allows us to comply with various local, state, national and international firearms regulations, along with shipping company policy restrictions. A certified gunsmith may decide to alter a musket or pistol to a firing state by drilling the vent hole and test firing it. We are not legally responsible for any changes from its present state. Please read our Conditions of Use and Legal Disclaimer. The customer is expected to be aware of the laws of their locality that govern products of this nature.
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