Lot 398
US Surcharged French Charleville Flintlock Musket
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 1770s - 1780s, .69 caliber, 39 in. smoothbore barrel, walnut stock with carved "M x E" on butt stock, iron mounts throughout, the lockplate marked Charleville in front of the hammer with a somewhat later, Federal period US stamped behind the hammer.

Private North Carolina Civil War Collection

French Charleville muskets imported by the fledgling United States played a decisive role in winning American independence.

Clear lockplate markings, though indistinct barrel proofs; deep, natural patina to iron elements; the barrel cut down from 46 in.; two repaired chips to wood; possibly re-stocked; hammer does not function; barrel bands somewhat loose. An attractive and historical musket for display.