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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tulle Fusil De Chasse trade Gun Video.

This has a bit of a modern lead-in but not bad to watch.

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Fun!

I'm seeing lots of fowlers in museums in New England area lately, including a couple definitely sourced to the Concord fight.

Common features look to be rounded lockface and cock, smoothbore, and dropped stock. There's also lots of French military muskets, but I don't know those well enough to say if they're F&I trophies or post-'77 war aid. I would expect some of both, but couldn't guess at the percentages.

(Lots of missing parts now as you'd guess, and at least one civilian arm has been cut back a foot, as the muzzle blew off at Lexington)

Since it's your "area of operations" as it were - is there anything in particular you'd like me to watch for next time I'm out?

Le Loup said...

I can't think of anything specific Jenny but thanks for asking & sharing your finds.
Regards, Keith.

Arbalète Barnett said...

:) Not at all bad to watch, I loved to see this video again and again. The idea was cool. Nice discovery. keep it up...

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TheDave570 said...

The Fusil de Chasse or "Hunting Gun" would have been used in the F&I war. Due to the proliferation of the weapon prior. It would have most definitely been used in the revolutionary war prior to the french weapons aid of 1781.