Original French Napoleonic M-1777 Charleville St. Etienne Flintlock Musket dated 1810
Original Item: Only One Available- as used in the American Revolution and Napoleonic war. Once as numerous as Brown Bess Muskets the French M1777 equivalent was referred to as the CHARLEVILLE Musket. However. Charleville was only one of the manufacturing Arsenals, the predominant one being St. Etienne.
This example has all steel mounts, brass mounts were generally only used for Naval issue, the lock is marked Manuf. Imp. de St.Etienne, the barrel tang marked MLE 1777 and the side dated 1810. Differing from the Brown Bess not only using all steel mounts the barrel is secured by three-barrel bands and not pins. This particular example has a brass front barrel band/sight, with arsenal markings. Very good used overall condition this musket comes with an early model all steel trumpet front ramrod. Stocks are in good condition, complete with a set in wood rondel marked "E".
In 1815 the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo closed the doors on the Emperor's ambitions and French Military dominance in Europe.
This is a nice example of the line musket of the day and still retains its original markings so often removed when sold off into private service. Stored for years before disposal into the civilian market when released from military stores makes these fine examples.
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