Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DC3-CVN-72, Feb 4, 2007.
What type of rifle is on the Army's Combat infintry badge and dose any one make a copy of one?
I posted this in the wrong forum, would one of the mod's pleas move this to Rifle country for me because I can't figure out how, thank's.
Pretty tough to see as well as it appears to be a stylized picture of a flintlock.
Based on some very sketchy design elements, I'm going to guess it is the US Musket Model 1816. Here's what I picked out
Flintlock (see both the hammer and frizzen?)
Split front barrel band
3 barrel bands
Perdersoli makes these
Then again, it's hard to tell from the picture...it could be a Charleville musket for all I know...but neither the comb nor the ramrod matches.
hey i got one of those on my uniform, you would think that i would know what kinda rifle that is but i sure don't.
Hey lebben-b might know what kind it is, maybe he will chime in.
According to this link: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/cib.htm
it's the same rifle as those on the Infantry branch insignia, a 1795 Springfield Arsenal musket.
Cool! Glad to see I'm not the only one who likes to waste time looking up arcane things.
GC70's post has a link direct to info on the CIB. If you're looking for other Army awards and insignia, a good place to start is the Army Institute of Heraldry at www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil. Their website has a pretty nifty search engine.
That is one medal that I esteem well above others. I thank you both.
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