French Model 1734 Marine Musket,
.69 caliber, 44-3/4" barrel,
flint lock, walnut, iron trim, bayonet,
used, by Skip Galbraith
Part Number: AAR-344
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Entirely hand assembled, the castings used in this exact replica flint musket were molded directly from the original parts of an antique musket in a museum, by The Rifle Shoppe. The musket was assembled and signed by Skip Galbraith. This French Musket has developed an attractive patina of actual use. Trigger reach is 14" and the weight is 8.7 pounds.

The .69 caliber 44-3/4" long smoothbore barrel is tapered octagon-to-round. It was originally finished armory bright, but it has since developed a dark silvery brown patina from use. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. The top flat of the barrel is signed in script by the builder Skip Galbraith. A simple front sight blade is the only sight on this musket, and also acts as a bayonet lug. A bayonet is included with this musket, it easily and securely mounts to the barrel.

Stocked in walnut, this very early French musket helped define later military and civilian firearms designs. Notice the baluster wrist and long finial of the steel buttplate seen in the top view. Trimmed entirely in steel, all of the furniture, barrel, and lock were polished armory bright, in correct military fashion of the period. All of the metal has developed a dark patina from use. The stock has minor handling marks from field use.

Stocked in military style, the forend is a bit shorter than the barrel, giving the fingers a good grip on the tapered wooden ramrod. The wooden rod was light and efficient, but replaced by a heavy steel rod on later models. The end of the wooden ramrod is fitted with a steel tip threaded 8-32 to accept loading and cleaning accessories. The ramrod passes through two iron ramrod pipes and one entry pipe with tapered skirt. A band of steel serves as a forend cap, added to protect the end grain in hard use.

An early barrel band of steel supports the front sling swivel, and acts as a third ramrod pipe. This musket uses pins and lugs to retain the barrel. Later muskets abandoned pins and lugs, and relied on multiple barrel bands to retain the barrel to stock. This is still true for many military guns. A rear sling swivel is a forged loop, mounted into a swivel post, screwed into the stock's lock panel.

Students of French muskets will notice that the triggerguard shape, ramrod entry pipe shape, buttplate, and stock architecture are all very similar to the French trade gun made at the Tulle Arsenal, known as the Tulle fusil-de-chasse (gun for the chase). Obviously this military musket shares a common origin, and is very similar, except slightly larger, to accommodate the larger caliber, and to provide durability in combat.

The large French lock supports the frizzen screw with a pan bridle, which became common on later flint locks. A big mainspring drives the simple early flint lock mechanism. Notice the screw retaining the mainspring, a military feature. The lock is marked with crossed anchors, designating it as a Marine Fusil. Hand assembled from castings made from the original lock, this musket lock works and feels like an original antique. The steel sideplate is a classic early French military design and two lock bolts secure the lock on the opposite side. The single trigger is pinned high for a smooth release.

This 1734 French Marine Musket is a correct gun for use by French & Indian War re-enactors and French Canadian fur traders and Voyagers, depicting the 1740 through 1780 era, in the North West. Used, hand assembled, the fit and finish of this gun has developed a great patina. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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