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1768 Charleville- US Surcharged


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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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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!


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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.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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Hope these are good enough.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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