French Charleville .69 Caliber Musket

  • The American Revolution
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

One of the more popular infantry weapons of the 18 and 19th Century, The French made Charleville Musket went into production in 1717. The weapon fired a .69 caliber lead ball to a maximum effective range of up to 200 yards. The Charleville was a Flintlock-Classification of weapon (with some few examples that were converted into Percussion Models later on). It weighed 10-pounds with an overall length of 60 inches. Over 150,000 Models were produced. The weapon was popular for a time with The Austrian Army and large numbers to shipped to American Colonial Forces for use during The American Revolutionary War. The Charleville was a particularly long live weapon, lasting until 1840.