Model 1766 French Infantry Musket
Wood, iron, brass, flint
barrel length: 43 in. ( 109.2 cm )
Overall: 58 1/2 in. ( 148.6 cm )
Wood, iron, and brass flintlock musket; iron furniture; trumpet-head iron ramrod; stamped marks at center of lockplate, barrel tang, side plate, trigger guard, and breech end of barrel; defaced stamped mark at tail of lockplate; incised letter on right side of buttstock; brown musket flint.
Gift of Charles MacCauley
stamped: center of lockplate: "Mre de/Maubeuge" (foliate)
stamped: top center of lockplate: "CS" (crown above mark)
stamped: tail of lockplate: "US" (both letters have been scratched out, but this mark was usually stamped at the lockplate tails of French import muskets)
stamped: side plate: "R 81" (the "R" is possibly an American inspector or sub-inspector mark)
stamped: barrel tang: "R" (probably American inspector or sub-inspector mark)
stamped: breech end of barrel: "0"
stamped: trigger guard: "R" (probably American inspector or sub-inspector mark)
stamped: trigger guard: "H" (possibly American inspector or sub-inspector mark)
incised: right buttstock: "A"
painted: underside of forestock: "1922.137"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.