Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1822

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1822



Object Number



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


BarrelLength40.55 inhes
BarrelLength1030 mm
OverallLength1414 mm


Serial Number None visible


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


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