Antique FRENCH 1822 Percussion Conversion RIFLE-MUSKET 72 Caliber Civil War
19th Century French Army Flintlock/Percussion Musket
Here we present an antique French Model 1822 Flintlock to Percussion Conversion Musket, made circa 1822 at one of the French arsenals and converted to percussion circa between the 1840s and 1860. The French Model 1822 was the last flintlock infantry musket to see widespread use in the French army and remained in production for about 2 decades, finally being officially replaced by the very short-lived Model 1840 percussion musket. Many then-obsolete muskets were imported to the U.S. Ordnance Department by the thousands during the first few months of the American Civil War.
The overall condition is very good. Original patina. Excellent action. The bore is patinaed with very nice rifling. Solid stock. Nice leather sling. The collector stamp “GDM”, is present on the toe of the stock, indicative of being a part of the George D. Moller Collection (collector & author) at one point in time.
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Barrel is 42 inches.
Caliber: .72 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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