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Hubgun 01-14-2013 09:53 PM

Musket ID
this is my first post here, would like some help figuring out what this is, found in the attic, dad says it has been in the family for a long time. Thanks, John

marc29th 01-15-2013 12:29 AM

It is a French Charleville musket. 69 Cal. not sure which model year or is it is a repo or original.

303tom 01-15-2013 04:08 AM

That`s a Springfield................

M1Anut 01-15-2013 04:48 AM


Originally Posted by 303tom
That`s a Springfield................

Think we have a winner!!! Good job 303! .72 cal.

nitestalker 01-15-2013 05:10 AM

That is a replica of the Spfld. Musket of 1795 made in India. And not a very good replica :(

303tom 01-15-2013 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by M1Anut (Post 1094295)
Think we have a winner!!! Good job 303! .72 cal.

It`s a 69 caliber smooth bore.................

nitestalker 01-15-2013 03:45 PM

That gun is so rare that the National Armory at Spfld. forgot the U.S. stamp on the lock plate?:rolleyes:

M1Anut 01-15-2013 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by 303tom

It`s a 69 caliber smooth bore.................

Thought it was a .72. Picked up several .72 Minnie's around here metal detecting. Plus a few buttplates and barrel bands. It looked like a springer to me.

jjfuller1 01-15-2013 10:59 PM

definetly looks like .72 cal. flintlock. most likely a brown bess. and not really anyway for us to tell if its an original or a replica buts its very desperatly in need of cleaning!.. chances are good its a replica of a brown bess.

c3shooter 01-15-2013 11:35 PM

Unsure what you have- the furniture looks more like the French Charleville. The Brown Bess would be marked on the lock- big crown and a GR- for George Rex (all British arms were- and are- the property of the crown)

The true indicators will be markings on the lock and barrel- and that anchor on the buttstock.

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