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French Model 1766 (Charleville)

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Warbow, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Warbow

    Warbow Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of any affordable replicas of these muskets? I see that Pedersoli makes them, but they are ~$1,000...
  2. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    If you are a bit handy, a kit might be one way to go. I think Dixie used to sell kits of that musket, I am not sure if they still do. They were about half the price of the complete gun.

  3. oneshooter

    oneshooter Well-Known Member

  4. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    Hi, Onehooter,

    Whatever anyone thought, or thinks, about Eleanor Roosevelt, I simply can't imagine that she ever said or even thought anything like that supposed quote. Do you have a source for it?

  5. dwave

    dwave Well-Known Member

  6. oneshooter

    oneshooter Well-Known Member

    I first saw that quote in the Parris Island Depot, Master Gunners office. It was framed and hanging on the wall behind his desk. One of the first things you saw when you entered and "snapped to".

    Livin in Texas
  7. Duncaninfrance

    Duncaninfrance Well-Known Member


    Here you are Warbow. An ORIGINAL 1777 Dragon Charleville from the French end!
    The shooter is our current President, Didier Lundy and this was taken with a few others in December last year when we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz.

    Attached Files:

  8. Warbow

    Warbow Well-Known Member

    Really cool, Duncan. How many originals in working order do you think there are in France?
  9. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    There is a company called middlesexvillagetrading.com that handles both the 1777 and the earlier Charleville. They are more reasonable than Pedersoli and look as good from the pictures. HTH
  10. Duncaninfrance

    Duncaninfrance Well-Known Member

    How many originals in working order do you think there are in France?
    Couldn't say but judging by some of the arms fairs quite a few.

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