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1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket
  • 1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket

1777 Model French Napoleonic Infantry 3 Band Unmarked Musket

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£1,200.00


Product Description

A very nice example of an unusual French M1777 flintlock musket (infantry pattern).

Referred to as the Charleville and periodically improved by modifications, was the standard French infantry musket from 1717 until last production during the 1840s. As its name suggests this model appeared in 1777 and was the musket of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Unlike most other examples, this example has no markings to determine the maker or proof inspectors. The musket was bought in Germany, so may be one of the 750,000 muskets left by Napoleon’s retreating Grande Armée. They were used by the German States until about 1840 and would have had the French marks erased. The musket is otherwise in good condition with a nice crisp action. The metal fittings have a light grey age tone and the wood a deep brown patina. The calibre is 17.5 mm (0.69 inch). There isn’t a bayonet lug on the muzzle.

The Model 1777 is often incorrectly believed to have been used in large numbers by rebel troops during the American War of Independence. While the Model 1777 was used in the American Revolutionary War, it was generally only used by French troops who served on American soil, such as those under the command of General Rochambeau. American troops were instead armed with earlier Model 1763 and 1766 muskets.

Please note that as an antique black powder flintlock, this gun does not require a licence to own in the UK (other countries’ rules may vary), unless it is intended to be fired.

Size: 117 cm (42 1/8 inches)
Weight: 3849 g

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