1777 French Musket



    The 1777 French ‘Charleville’ Musket was a significant departure from previous models. It incorporated a new robust nosecap, trumpet style ramrod, ridges on the trigger guard, and a angled brass pan. A recess in the stock’s butt allowed for better aim.

    The 1777 Charleville saw service in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In America, the weapon saw use with French troops at the end of the American Revolution and afterward on the Frontier. French troops stationed in America prior to the Louisiana purchase were equipped with the weapon as were also some Canadian militia troops. Later US arms were based on the 1777’s design including the 1816 Springfield musket.

Our Reproduction

    Our reproduction 1777 French ‘Charleville’ Musket is faithful to the original in functionality and form. It features a .68 caliber barrel and iron hardware with bright finish. Authentic elements include an angled brass pan, heart shaped ring cock, and ridges on the trigger guard.

    The weapon has a hardwood stock and proper St. Etienne lock markings. Like all of our muskets, it comes with a limited warranty. The musket’s hammer has been adequately hardened and comes with a lifetime re-hardening guarantee. Bayonets are available.

OAL: 60 in
Weight: 9.5 lbs
Caliber: .69
Lock: Flint
Bayonet: Socket
Ball: .648-.662

1777 French ‘Charleville’ Musket

1777 Charleville
1777 French Musket
1777 French Charleville



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