French Model 1777 .69 Caliber Musket

  • Firearms Thru History
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A widely used and produced weapon of the late 18th Century, The Model 1777 was popular during The Napoleonic Wars. Weighing at 9 pounds, The Model 1777 was around 60 inches long and was a Flintlock-Classification of firearm. It fired the standard .69 caliber round lead ball/shot. It's maximum effective range varied between 50 and 100 yards. In the hands of a trained rifleman, 3 aimed shots could be fired per minute. The Model 1777 was considered the replacement weapon for the previously popular Charleville Musket. It was estimated that during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow, some 750,000 Model 1777 were left behind.