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The early 18th century brought a flurry of developments in French musketry. The first standardized model was finally established in 1717. This unique model had a vertical frizzen bridle on the lock along with the other typical items on a French musket of the time including a middle band for the musket sling. While this musket was not sent to North America, it was issued to France's regular troops in Europe. During the American Revolution, however, Benjamin Franklin purchased a number of these muskets and archaeological evidence from the Battle of Guilford courthouse shows American troops using them.
Considered an old model a number of 1717 muskets were supplied to the Highlanders and Wild Geese at the Battle of Culloden.
The reproduction we offer here is the 1717 model but with a steel ramrod. The 46 3/4 inch octagon-to-round .69 calibre barrel is made of tempered seamless high carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40) with a tight breech plug. The lock is made with strong durable springs and has a case-hardened frizzen cover (hammer) that throws good sparks. The musket's total length is 63 inches and weighs 12 pounds. 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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French 1717 Model Musket: 559.00 699.00 (MTS-010)
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* Bayonet now available for 68.00 75.00 (BAY005)
For shipping costs and other details see at bottom of our Muskets section
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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