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#1 dunmore1774

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:51 AM

I thought I'd breath some life into this area of the forum, and see if we can get more action with the Rev War  :D

 

Here is a nice 1763 series Charleville, with some features of the 1768 revisions.  I believe France gave us around 48,000 during the war.  Many of these were re-stocked during and after the war in Cherry. This one appears to have been restocked and lacks the middle barrel band.  It still retains the 44 1/2" barrel, in .69 caliber.

 

Orders were given in 1777 to mark the arms owned by Continental Congress.  Some studies have been done to date the different brands/stamps used.   These marks are believed to be late war or done  postwar at an arsenal, possibly when it was restocked.  

 

The 1768 Charleville  would be the model from which the armorers at Springfield would base the first US military model weapon, the M1795 Springfield.

 

It's been a while since I've brushed up on my 18th centruy weapons, so feel free to chime in with more info, and  post your guns to share!   :lol:

 

 

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#2 dunmore1774

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:52 AM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:52 AM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:54 AM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:55 AM

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#6 268th C.A.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:59 AM

I like it, It looks good enough for sure too put a few balls through it. I would not be afraid to shoot this one....thanks for posting! Great musket! 



#7 dunmore1774

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:08 AM

Maybe you could get a 2-3 foot grouping at 100 yds  :D



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:48 AM

That’s really cool

#9 mdk0911

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:11 AM

awesome musket! - very cool



#10 everforward

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:00 AM

I like it very much..! Thank you for sharing.

#11 sundance

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

It would be great to see more Revolutionary War items but they are so few and far between. Great musket. Thanks for showing it.



#12 M24 Chaffee

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:46 AM

Great looking Revolutionary War musket and nice photos!

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#13 Alec

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:22 PM

I've got a 1763/4 Mauberge. Not surcharges, but I know about 10,000 if I recall correctly came into service. I sent pics to George Neumann many years ago and he said he believed it to be a Rev War used.

I'll have to dig it out and take some pics.

#14 dunmore1774

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:35 PM

Neumann would certainly know about those. post some pics, it'd be great to see it



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:06 PM

Hope these are good enough.

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#16 dunmore1774

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:07 PM

very nice!  you'll need a top jaw and screw. is it full length?



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:50 PM

Yes full length. Yes need a part but for what I ended up paying I did well

#18 sundance

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:24 PM

Both are beautiful pieces of history. I just wish I had a Revolutionary War item to show.



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 05:17 AM

great gun and even better that you got it at a good price :)

 

it's interesting to see the decorative file work on the triggerbow and noseband.




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