1770-76 French Infantry Musket (706)

The French redesigned their locks in the 1770’s. The lock plates are now rounded on the tail section and have a rounded bottom steel pan. The cock also has a round face with a curved tail on the frizzen in 1770-73 models and a straight tailed frizzen on the 1774-76 models. The breeches of the barrels were beefed up a little and the butt stock was reshaped. Furniture is very similar to the 1766 musket. In 1774, they went to a shorter trigger guard with a short nose and added a bayonet retaining spring projecting out of the end of the fore stock. Also in 1774 the middle band has a lower lip on the bottom edge and a ramrod retaining spring inside the rear band which is retained by a screw. The trumpet headed ramrod became standard in 1774. It has a 44 3/4" round barrel, available in .69 caliber. The lock plate measures 6 5/16" x 1 5/16". The front bands did not have a front sight on them in the 1770-1771 production. The separate 2 piece trigger guard and bow started appearing on the later production of these muskets.

706 Y-70-73 Set of Lock Castings (70-73) $125.00  
706 Y-74-76 Set of Lock Castings (74-76) $125.00  
706 AS-70-73 Assembled Lock (70-73) $295.00  
706 AS-74-76 Assembled Lock  (74-76) $295.00  
706 LP •Lock Plate $18.95  
706 C •Cock  $18.95  
706 TJ •Top Jaw  $12.95  
706 F-70-73 •Frizzen (70-73) $18.95  
706 F-74-76 •Frizzen (74-76) $18.95  
706 FS •Frizzen Spring $18.95  
706 P •Pan $12.95  
706 T •Tumbler $12.95  
706 B •Bridle $12.95  
706 S •Sear $12.95  
706 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
706 MS •Main Spring $18.95  
706 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
706 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
706 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
706 TG-70-73 Trigger Guard  (1770-73) $29.95  
706 TG-74-76 Trigger Guard (1774-76) $29.95  
706 TP Trigger Plate $12.95  
706 TR Trigger $9.95  
706 SP Side Plate $14.95  
706 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
706 SSW Sling Swivel (2 Needed) $10.95  
706 RSSWL Rear Sling Swivel lug $9.95  
706 RBB Rear Barrel Band  $19.95  
706 MBB Middle Barrel Band $24.95  
706 FBB Front Barrel Band  $29.95  
706 BBS Barrel Band Spring (3 Needed) $12.95  
706 BA Barrel $245.00  
706 BRP Breech Plug  $24.95  
706 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
706 ST Stock $265.00  
706 RR Ramrod (Steel) $49.95  
706 PARTS-70-73 Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings (70-73) $975.00  
706 PARTS-74-76 Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings (74-76) $975.00  
706 PARTSAS-70-73 Parts Set with Assembled Lock (70-73) $1095.00  
706 PARTSAS-74-76 Parts Set with Assembled Lock (74-76) $1095.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.