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Charleville Musket

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Marin le Bourgeoys created the first true flintlock guns for King Louis XIII shortly after his accession in 1610. During the 17th century, flintlock muskets were produced in a wide range of models. In 1717, a flintlock musket for the French infantry was standardized. This was the first standard flintlock to be issued to all infantry troops, later known as "Charleville muskets", after the armory in Charleville-Mezieres, Ardennes, France.

The Charleville Musket is a .69 caliber French musket used in the 18th and 19th centuries. The 1717 was replaced eleven years later in 1728 with a model using three barrel bands to hold its 46 3/4 inch barrel in place. Changes in the 1740s included the standardized use of a steel ramrod in 1743 and, after 1746, newly manufactured muskets had the pan/frizzen bridle removed. Further refinements were made in the 1750s and 1760s. During the American War of Independence, the French Government supplied large quantities of muskets, with the most common the Charleville Model 1763, to the Continental Army.

Charleville Mle 1777 and its improved version Mle 1777 corrigé en l'an IX (Model 1777 corrected in the year IX (1800)) became the main infantry weapon of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The design of Charleville Mle 1777 was used for a number of models, produced in various European states, like Austrian M1798, Russian M1808, Prussian M1809, and Dutch M1815. In 1830s a large stock of Charleville muskets were converted from flintlocks to percussion locks and served until replacement with Minié system rifled muskets.

Charleville Musket

Original Charleville Mle 1763 - .69 caliber
Charleville Musket Mle 1766 - .69 caliber
Charleville Mousquet Modèle 1777 - .69 caliber


  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Length: 60 inches
  • Caliber: .69 musket ball
  • Action: flintlock
  • Rate of fire: 2-3 round/min
  • Effective range: 100 to 200 yards max 50 to 75 effective
  • Feed system: muzzle-loaded

Note that nearly all firing Charleville Muskets in film or television are modern firing replicas due to original Charleville Muskets being unsafe to shoot and much more expensive.

The Charleville Musket and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Student of Prague (Der Student von Prag) Seen in Counte's castle 1913
Gavroche Nikolay Smorchkov (II) Gavroche With bayonet 1937
Ivan Bobrov Jean Prouvaire
Dmitriy Popov Touchet
Nina Zorskaya Madeleine
Royalist soldiers, Republicans
Minin and Pozharsky Polish Soldier 1939
Comanche Territory Maureen O'Hara Katie Howard 1950
Will Geer Dan'l Seeger
Glenn Strange Big Joe
Stacey´s men
The Count of Monte Cristo French soldiers 1954
Don César de Bazan S. Tsomayev Lazarille 1957
Magnificent Sinner Russian soldiers 1959
Captain Blood (Le Capitan) French soldiers 1960
The Haunted Castle Soldiers 1960
Cartouche Jean-Paul Belmondo Dominique 1962
Jess Hahn Gentle Giant
Jean Rochefort The Mole
French soldiers
Mutiny on the Bounty Richard Haydn William Brown 1962
Richard Harris John Mills
The Leopard (Il gattopardo) Terence Hill Count Cavriaghi 1963
Bourbon´s and Garibaldi's troops
Cain the XVIII-th (Kain XVIII) Erast Garin Cain XVIII 1963
An Ordinary Miracle (Obyknovennoye chudo) Soldiers 1964
Angélique Giuliano Gemma Calembredaine 1964
Bernard Lajarrige Sancé de Monteloup
The castle defenders, bandits, gendarmes
Angelique: The Road to Versailles Gendarmes, soldiers 1965
The Alamo Texan soldiers 1965
Angelique and the King King´s musketeers 1966
Untamable Angelique French soldiers 1967
Mississippi Mermaid (La sirène du Mississipi) A footage from 1938 film La Marseillaise 1969
The Married Couple of the Year Two (Les Mariés de l'an II) Jean-Paul Belmondo Nicolas Philibert 1971
Patrick Dewaere The volunteer
Julien Guiomar The major of Nantes
Sans-culottes, Chouans and French soldiers
The Stolen Battle Günter Junghans Kreucher 1972
Günter Rüger Fleucher
Lubomír Kostelka Czerný
Miloš Nesvadba Nový
Austrian and Prussian soldiers
The Count of Monte-Cristo French soldiers 1975
Blue Bird Jan Spitzer Andrew 1979
Pirates crew and pirates 1986
Boris Godunov German mercenaries 1986
Gardens of Stone U. S. Army 3rd Infantry "Old Guard" 1987
Chouans! Raoul Billerey Grospierre 1988
French soldiers and royalist rebels
Air America Laotian tribe 1990
The Last of the Mohicans French soldiers 1992
Musketeers Twenty Years After Valentin Smirnitskiy Porthos 1992
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Walker's men 1993
Forrest Gump Gary Sinise Lt. Dan 1994
The Horseman on the Roof (Le hussard sur le toit) Juliette Binoche Pauline de Théus 1995
Hervé Pierre Brig. Maugin
French soldiers
Almost Heroes American soldiers 1998
Les Misérables French troops 1998
Hornblower: The Even Chance French soldiers 1998
Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant Spanish soldiers 1998
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil Christopher Fulford Midshipman Hunter 1999
Simon Sherlock Oldroyd
Spanish soldiers
Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters Sean Gilder Styles 1999
French Royalist and Republican soldiers
Sleepy Hollow Continental Army soldiers 1999
The Captain's Daughter soldiers and cossacks 2000
The Patriot René Auberjonois Reverend Oliver Modèle 1766 2000
Heath Ledger Gabriel Martin
Continental Army and French soldiers
Brotherhood of the Wolf Samuel Le Bihan Grégoire de Fronsac 2001
French soldiers
Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq A few characters 2001
Hornblower: Retribution Spanish soldiers, rebel slaves 2001
Hornblower: Loyalty Ioan Gruffudd Commander Horatio Hornblower 2003
Greg Wise Major Côtard
Sean Gilder Styles
Lorcan Cranitch Wolfe
French soldiers
Hornblower: Duty French soldiers 2003
Fanfan la Tulipe Vincent Perez Fanfan la Tulipe 2003
French and Prussian soldiers
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World French Naval Sailors of the Acheron Modèle 1777 2003
Peter Pan Pirates 2003
The Alamo Alamo Defenders 2004
The Brothers Grimm Julian Bleach Letorc Modèles 1763,1766 and 1777 2005
French soldiers
Goya's Ghosts French soldiers 2006
Snapphanar Jörgen Persson Räddstor 2006
Per Lasson Bonden
Adam Lundgren David Swartz
Samuel Hellström Joshua Swartz
Danish and Swedish soldiers, peasants
18-14 Russian soldiers 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides British and Spanish soldiers 2011
Les Misérables Eddie Redmayne Marius Pontmercy 2012
Aaron Tveit Enjolras
Hugh Jackman Jean Valjean
French troops
12 Years a Slave 2013
Far from Men An Algerian rebel 2014
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale Choi Min-sik Chun Man-Duk 2015
Man-sik Jeong Goo-gyeong
Sang-ho Kim Chil-goo
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Guards 2016
The Ritual 2017
Ghouls (Vurdalaki) Aglaya Shilovskaya Milena 2017
Konstantin Milovanov Georges
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales British soldiers 2017
Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask British and Russian soldiers 2019
Napoleon (2023) French soldiers 2023


Title Actor Character Note Date
Treasure Island (Die Schatzinsel) Georges Riquier Dr. David Livesey Ep. 03, 04; Flintlock and Percussion variants 1966
Aldo Marini Hunter
Leroy Haynes Abraham Gray
Lucien Hubert Redruth
Jacques Dacqmine Squire John Trelawne
Jacques Monod Captain Alexander Smollet
Guy Saint-Jean Joyce
Michael Ande Jim Hawkins
Roger Lumont Tom Morgan
Jean Saudray Ben Gunn
Ivor Dean Long John Silver
Amazing Stories Defenders of Alamo "Alamo Jobe" (S1E03) 1985-1987
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Seen in weapon collection; "A Man Lay Dead" (S01E01) 1993
The Count of Monte Cristo Soldiers 1998
Midsomer Murders French Republicans in a historical film "They Seek Him Here" (S10E7) 2008
Sisi Austrian, French, and Sardinian soldiers Denix reproduction 2009
Agatha Christie's Marple French Republicans in a historical film "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side" (S05E04) 2011
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison Ichabod Crane 2013
Turn: Washington's Spies Continental Army soldiers S1E08 2014
The Man in the High Castle "Pilot" 2015
Turn: Washington's Spies Continental Army soldiers S2E10 2015
Turn: Washington's Spies Continental Army soldiers S3E09 2016
Turn: Washington's Spies Continental Army and French soldiers 2017
Les Misérables David Oyelowo Javert Denix Replicas and Mle. 1777 2018
Turlough Convery Grantaire
Joseph Quinn Enjolras
Archie Madekwe Courfeyrac
Dominic West Jean Valjean
British and French soldiers
The Great Nicholas Hoult Peter III of Russia Mle 1777; "The Beard" (S01E02) 2020
Russian soldiers "The Beaver's Nose" (S01E10)
The Great Russian soldiers Mle 1777 2021

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation 2012
Tropico Series 2011
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Mle 1777; not usable 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue Not usable 2014
Palworld 2024


Title Characters Notation Date
Archer - Season 5 Lana 2014


Title Character Note Date
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro Napoleon soldiers 1979
Le Chevalier D'Eon French soldiers Both full-length and carbine muskets 2006
Najica Blitz Tactics butler 2007
Sakura Taisen: New York, N.Y. 2007
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail Roberta 2010-11
Fena: Pirate Princess Karin 2021

Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine

French 1777 Cavalry Flintlock Carbine - .69 caliber
French 1777 AN IX model Cavalry Flintlock Carbine - .69 caliber

The Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine (Mousqueton de Cavalerie) became the standard weapon for most French cavalry corps at the turn of the 18th and 19 century, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. It was manufactured from 1777 until 1815 and went through several updates along the same lines as the Charleville musket, creating the An IX and An XIII variations (the most notable difference between the models being that the An IX model shortened the wooden stock making the weapon lighter and less bulky whilst keeping the same barrel length). This weapon has a couple of unusual features which distinguish it from most other cavalry carbines. Firstly, along with a sling bar mounted on the left side of the carbine, it was also fitted with a pair of normal sling loops for if it was used in the dismounted role or by infantry. Secondly, it is fitted with a bayonet lug on the bottom of the muzzle. Due to the overall short length of the carbine with the bayonet attached this was of questionable utility and was very seldom used, more commonly being used as a hand tool or discarded all together.

The Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Count of Monte Cristo Jean Marais Edmond Dantès Mle 1777 An IX, converted to percussion cap lock 1954
Folco Lulli Jacopo
The Married Couple of the Year Two (Les Mariés de l'an II) Michel Auclair The Prince 1971
Chouans! French dragoons 1988
Les Misérables A French Gendarmerie officer 1995
The Horseman on the Roof (Le hussard sur le toit) French dragoons 1995
Brotherhood of the Wolf Émilie Dequenne Marianne de Morangias 2001
The Brothers Grimm Villager 2005
Goya's Ghosts French soldiers 2006
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Napoleon's men 2009
OSS 117: From Africa with Love 2021


Title Actor Character Note Date
Jamaica Inn Trevor Eve Jem Merlyn Mle 1777 Artillery carbine 1983
Sharpe's Challenge Daragh O'Malley Harper 2006
Sean Bean Richard Sharpe
French soldiers
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - Season 1 Paul Deby Michel Codron Mle. 1853T Musketoon; "L'ame Perdue" (S1E01) 2023
Jeremie Denisse Jèrèmie
Francois Girard François "L'ame Perdue" (S1E01)
Elias Hauter Philippe Poulin Mle. 1853T Musketoon w/bayonet; "L'ame Perdue" (S1E01)


Title Character Note Date
Le Chevalier D'Eon French soldiers 2006
The Empire of Corpses French soldiers 2015

Model 1786 Hussar Carbine

Model 1786 Hussar Carbine (modern Pedersoli "Ussaro Mod 1786" replica) - .69 caliber

The Model 1786 Hussar Carbine (Mousqueton de Hussard) was, as the name suggests, a carbine developed for the French Hussar regiments. The Hussars were true light cavalry who specialized in scouting and raiding, so an even lighter and shorter carbine was desired. The Model 1786 can be easily distinguished from the Model 1777 by its very short stock relative to the barrel, along with the apparently short ramrod (the ramrod actually extends all the was back into the buttstock of the carbine). Similarly to the Model 1777, it was also strangely fitted with a bayonet lug, although this was rarely (if ever) used by the Hussars despite the fact that the bayonet was always issued. Eventually, during the Napoleonic Wars, the Model 1786 gave way to standardization and was replaced by the standard An IX Cavalry Carbine.

The Model 1786 Hussar Carbine and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Osceola Gojko Mitic Osceola 1971
Gerhard Rachold Joe Hammer
Werner Kanitz Phipps
Raynes' men
Tecumseh Gojko Mitic Tecumseh 1972
Blue Bird Gheorghe Patru Raccoon 1979
Robin Jaeger Blue Bird

Model 1816 Cavalry Carbine

French 1816 Cavalry Flintlock Carbine - .69 caliber

The Model 1816 Cavalry Carbine (Mousqueton de Cavalerie) is the smallest carbine based on the Charleville musket. It is most recognizable by its lack of a ramrod leading to a slimmer stock and characteristic simpler barrel band (to which the front end of the sling bar running the full length of the side of the carbine attaches). The ramrod for this weapon was carried separately slung around the body, meaning that it could not be dropped whilst reloading on horseback, which was a significant issue for cavalry carbines of the time.

The Model 1816 Cavalry Carbine and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Sharpe's Rifles French cavalry 1993
Sharpe's Enemy French soldier 1994
Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask Anna Churina Miss Dudley 2019


Title Actor Character Note Date
Always a Witch (Siempre Bruja) Soldiers, Cristóbal's mercenary, slaver 2019

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