CIVIL WAR Antique FRENCH Model 1822 Percussion Converted .69 RIFLED MUSKET
Civil War Era Imported Musket
Here we present an antique French Model 1822 Rifled Musket, made circa 1822 at one of the French arsenals and likely converted to percussion circa the start of the American Civil War. These obsolete muskets were imported to the U.S. Ordnance Department and the Confederacy by the thousands during the first few months of the American Civil War. 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.
As originally produced, the Model 1822 was a flintlock with a conventional forward action lock, a .69 smooth bore, and a 42” barrel for the line infantry and a 40” barrel for the Voltiguers, or light infantry. The M1822 was the pinnacle of development for the flintlock infantry musket in French service, and so impressed the U.S. Ordnance Department that the U.S. Model 1835/40 flintlock musket was based upon the Model 1822. When the new percussion firing system started being produced, the French, as with most of the military powers in the world, found themselves with thousands of now obsolete flintlock military muskets and no easy or inexpensive way to replace them with new percussion models.
The overall condition is good. Original patina. The action is excellent. The bore is clean and well-rifled. The stock is solid.
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Barrel is 41-1/8 inches.
Caliber: .69 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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