The Charleville musket was used in wars in both Europe and the New World, from 1717 to 1816. #22-1036.
Charleville Musket with Bayonet
- This fine replica of the historic Charleville Musket is authentic down to the St. Etienne stamp on the lockplate! 55" long without the bayonet, it measures an impressive 72" long with the bayonet in place (note that the bayonet does not lock in place). The musket is light for its size, weighing in at only 6 pounds.
HISTORY: The Charleville musket saw action in the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Wars in Europe, and on the American continent during the French and indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The Charleville model used in the American Revolution was based on the 1763 model--a stronger weapon than the 1717 original, but one that proved too heavy to be practical and saw further refinements in 1766. The .69 caliber Charleville was still smaller and lighter than the massive .75 caliber British 'Brown Bess' musket.