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French Charleville Flintlock Musket
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

French Charleville Flintlock Musket

Catalog #: 43455    Accession #: 164794
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Maker

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

Physical Description

Charleville flintlock musket, Model 1763, .69 caliber. Barrel length 44 3/4.”

General History

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.


Keywords

Countries: France, United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
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