French Percussion Arms

In 1839 the French started converting arms to percussion. Any weapon converted to percussion was stamped with a T (transformed). If at that time or later it was rifled it was also stamped BIS meaning it was transformed two different ways. This marking will be a small scroll T and a small scroll BIS on the breech tang of the weapons modified.

1822 French Percussion Conversion (T BIS)

1840 French Percussion Musket (868)

1842 French Percussion Musket (878)

1853-1857 French Percussion Musket