1728 & 1746 French Infantry Musket (576)

These models were brought about by the improvements of three barrel bands. The lock now has a pan to frizzen bridle instead of the earlier vertical frizzen bridle. This famous weapon was contemporary with the Brown Bess used by the British. Until the end of the French and Indian Wars, it was manufactured in large numbers by the French arsenals at St. Etienne, Maubeuge and Charleville. The French Infantry muskets were all iron mounted, however, there are a few surviving brass mounted examples of the 1717 and 1728 that were made for the French Navy which use a different butt plate that we now have available.

The French system allowed for any changes in a weapon to be given a model year designation according to the year the changes were approved. The only difference between the two models is that in 1746 they removed the pan to frizzen bridle completely for war time economy and that the metal ramrod became standard in 1743. Also, starting in the late 1750’s they made the front band slightly longer. The barrel is a 46 3/4" octagon to round, available in .69 or .72 caliber. The lock plate measures 6 1/2" x 1 1/4". The throw of the cock is 2".

576 Set of Lock Castings  $125.00  
576 AS Assembled Lock  $295.00  
576 LP •Lock Plate $18.95  
576 C •Cock  $18.95  
576 TJ •Top Jaw  $12.95  
576 F •Frizzen $18.95  
576 FS •Frizzen Spring $18.95  
576 T •Tumbler $12.95  
576 B •Bridle $12.95  
576 S •Sear $12.95  
576 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
576 MS •Main Spring $18.95  
576 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
576 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
576 BP-FN Butt Plate for French Navy $29.95  
576 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
576 TG Trigger Guard  $29.95  
576 TP Trigger Plate $12.95  
576 TR Trigger $9.95  
576 SP Side Plate $14.95  
576 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
576 SR Sling Ring (2 Needed) $10.95  
576 RSRS Rear Sling Ring Stud $9.95  
576 RBB Rear Barrel Band 1728 & 1746 $19.95  
576 MBB Middle Barrel Band 1728 & 1746 $24.95  
576 FBB-28-46 Front Barrel Band 1728 & 1746 $29.95  
576 FBB-50 Front Barrel Band 1750 $29.95  
576 FBBS Front Barrel Band Spring 1728,1746 & 1750 $12.95  
576 BA Barrel $245.00  
576 BRP Breech Plug (7/8 x 14) $24.95  
576 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
576 ST Stock $265.00  
576 RR Ramrod (Steel) $49.95  
576 BAY Bayonet $99.95  
576 PARTS Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings $975.00  
576 PARTSAS Parts Set with Assembled Lock $1095.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.