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Old 01-14-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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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



















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Old 01-15-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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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


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That`s a Springfield................
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That`s a Springfield................
Think we have a winner!!! Good job 303! .72 cal.
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That is a replica of the Spfld. Musket of 1795 made in India. And not a very good replica
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Think we have a winner!!! Good job 303! .72 cal.
It`s a 69 caliber smooth bore.................
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That gun is so rare that the National Armory at Spfld. forgot the U.S. stamp on the lock plate?
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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.
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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.
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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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