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Hubgun 01-14-2013 09:53 PM

Musket ID
 
Hello,
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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ps02e0d59f.jpg

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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.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleville_musket

303tom 01-15-2013 04:08 AM

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

M1Anut 01-15-2013 04:48 AM

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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

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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

Quote:

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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