Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1822

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1822

Date

1833

Object Number

XII.200

Provenance

Presented by the French Government 1835

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the base of the breech. Bayonet-stop below muzzle. The breech bears inspection and control marks and the date 1833 the year of manufacture. Breech-strap engraved 'Mle 1822.' Three steel barrel bands with retaining springs, the uppper double band carrying a brass foresight. Flat lockplate is engraved 'Mre Rle de Chatellerault.' Steel mounts. The butt is cut out on the left side for the cheek, the right side bearing a circular stamp within the centre MR surrounded by OCTOBRE 1833 and two indistinct initials

Dimensions

BarrelLength40.55inches
BarrelLength1030mm
OverallLength1414mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.68 in (14 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock marked: M crowned, S, D, crowned in diamond. Barrel marked: MR, D crowned in oval (twice). G between 2 stars, B between 2 stars, I, star over E, crowned 4, L in oval, 25

Associations

Places France