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Old 2nd October 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default European Rifle

145 cm long, French? Prussian?
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Old 2nd October 2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Old 3rd October 2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Although it looks like French model 1842 or 1857, the marks are not those used by French. Also the barrel bands in brass do not coincide.
I wouldn't know about the Prussian possibility; maybe other members know (a lot) more about that.
Here is a link for French regulation arms:

http://armesfrancaises.free.fr/les%20fusils.html

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Old 3rd October 2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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Hi,
This looks very like an 1809/39 Prussian/Potsdam musket with the percussion conversion. I don't think it is exactly this model but as they are not absolutely identical but close enough to have come from the same parentage. The copperplate style L could indicate one of the Bavarian Ludwigs but I would have thought it would be surmounted by/atop a crown if this were the case. I would suggest it would be worthwhile pursuing the 1809/39 route as it may be a variant for a particular unit e.g pioneers or artillerymen? Hope this is of some help.
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Old 5th October 2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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