Charleville Arsenal (Maker)
French small arms production centered around St.-Étienne and Charleville by the late seventeenth century. Charleville, northeast of Paris, was one of the three French arsenals making flintlock muskets
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 59.75" H x 7" W x 3" D
Charleville flintlock musket, Model 1763, .69 caliber. Barrel length 44 3/4.”
During the American War of Independence the French Government supplied large quantities of muskets to the Continental Army. Several arsenals in France produced muskets but the Charleville Model 1763 was the most common and soon all French musketes were referred to as "Charlevilles." In March 1777, some 25,000 Charleville muskets were received from France.