A US surcharged French Model 1766 Charleville flintlock musket
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A US surcharged French Model 1766 Charleville flintlock musket
Sold for US$ 4,680 inc. premium
Lot Details
A US surcharged French Model 1766 Charleville flintlock musket
The 45 inch .72 caliber barrel with rectangular bayonet lug under the muzzle and marked at the breech M-. Lockplate marked with crown over D above a faint Charleville; tail stamped US. Steel furniture of standard pattern, the lower barrel banded fitted with the M. 1773 spring. Walnut stock, the right side of the buttstock incised IC/-E partially covered by an old brass plate inscribed with an apparently apocryphal provenance: Taken from the French by the British/at Quebec Sept 13th 1759/from the British by the Americans/at Montreal Nov. 12th 1775/then carried through the War of 1812.
Condition: Very good. Metal with mottled grey patina showing areas of light pitting. Front sling swivel missing. Stock showing numerous marks and bruises, sliver missing from left rear edge of fore-end but otherwise basically sound.
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Footnotes

  • Note: See the example of the Model 1766 on page 336 of American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. 1, by George D. Moller, which also has been fitted with the M. 1773 barrel band spring.
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