Original U.S. Civil War Era French Mle 1822 Percussion Converted Rifled made by Charleville – dated 1828
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Original Item: Only One Available – As used in the U.S. Civil War. This is very unusual and interesting, being both rifled and in such a great condition. This started life as a French M-1822 Flintlock Musket, made at Mutzig Arsenal. This was one of the last flintlock models put into service. In the years since it was produced, it was both converted to percussion, and now has a very nice .70″ rifled barrel, bored out from .69″, which is dated 1828 by the cap bolster, and marked 1822 on the tang, for the model. The right side of the buttstock has multiple inspection proofs, including those from the arsenals at ST.ÉTIENNE and at CHÀTELLERAULT. There are also markings all over the gun. This fine example has definitely had a long and interesting history.

The lock is marked:

Mr. Rle.
de Charleville

This is the abbreviation for Manufacture Royale de Charleville (also known as Manufacture d’Armes de Charleville), the Imperial Arsenal in Charleville-Mézières, located in the Ardennes region of France near the Belgian border. This was known as the “Imperial” arsenal previously, but after a Monarchy was restored in 1816, it became Royal again. This is also the arsenal…

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