WANTED 1766 Charleville Musket

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

Jcmitcham

32 Cal
Joined
May 4, 2020
Messages
30
Reaction score
13
Location
Georgia
I'm in the process of getting into 18th Century Reenactment and I'm in need of a musket to add to the kit. Looking for a used 1766 charleville musket repro with a bayonet (and may be interested in accessories etc....). I reckon a new one will cost me around $800 at Veteran Arms (plus shipping) so we'll say price range tops out around there. Thank you all in advance!
 

Throwdown58

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
216
Reaction score
93
The guns at VA are from India. I personally don't have one yet. At $690, they are significantly less than Pedersolis, which are tough to even find right now. I don't know anyone who would sell their Pedersoli for under a grand right now. I'm going to buy a couple of the VA guns myself because I had no seen the resource until now. They look awesome for the money.
 

Wheat17

32 Cal
Joined
Mar 14, 2021
Messages
7
Reaction score
10
The guns at VA are from India. I personally don't have one yet. At $690, they are significantly less than Pedersolis, which are tough to even find right now. I don't know anyone who would sell their Pedersoli for under a grand right now. I'm going to buy a couple of the VA guns myself because I had no seen the resource until now. They look awesome for the money.
I have a 1743 french musket from VA. I live fire it with 70 grains of 2f and a .67 cal ball and I'm pleased with the results. The lock could probably use a tuning but I haven't had any issues with it.
 

Anison

32 Cal
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
11
Reaction score
2
I've used a Veteran Arms1768 French musket for several years (reenactments) and have been pleased with it.
 

Wheat17

32 Cal
Joined
Mar 14, 2021
Messages
7
Reaction score
10
I have a Navy Arms Charleville Miroku made, Jeff Miller(Flintlock Forge) made the lock much better. Comes with white sling. $650.00 + shipping
Thanks
Nit Wit
If the OP doesn't take you up, I'd be interested in it.
 

fireman1

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Aug 22, 2011
Messages
179
Reaction score
91
I have a Navy Arms Charleville Miroku made, Jeff Miller(Flintlock Forge) made the lock much better. Comes with white sling. $650.00 + shipping
Thanks
Nit Wit
I'd be interested in this if the OP does not buy it.
 

Jcmitcham

32 Cal
Joined
May 4, 2020
Messages
30
Reaction score
13
Location
Georgia
If I wasn't about to drop a bunch of money getting into living history I'd jump on that bayonet (figuratively) for sure! Unfortunately I'd need a bayonet lug, I've heard Miroku Charleville are some of the best repros though!
 

nit wit

50 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Jan 20, 2005
Messages
1,562
Reaction score
266
Location
Maine
If I wasn't about to drop a bunch of money getting into living history I'd jump on that bayonet (figuratively) for sure! Unfortunately I'd need a bayonet lug, I've heard Miroku Charleville are some of the best repros though!
A bayonet lug is an easy thing to make an solder!
Thanks
NW
 

nit wit

50 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Jan 20, 2005
Messages
1,562
Reaction score
266
Location
Maine
Mine is sold to Wheat pending funds.
Thanks
Nit Wit
 

Jcmitcham

32 Cal
Joined
May 4, 2020
Messages
30
Reaction score
13
Location
Georgia
Vetrran Arms quoted a 4-6 month back order, so I figured I'd give this thread a last call. Any Charleville Repros gathering dust out there?
 

Throwdown58

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
216
Reaction score
93
Dixie has them.

Oh I guess it isn't the version you are looking for though. This one is the 66
 

Anison

32 Cal
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
11
Reaction score
2
Dixie does not seem to have a bayonet for their 1766 Charleville from Pedersoli.
 

Icarus3815

32 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Apr 9, 2021
Messages
4
Reaction score
30
While i have no idea about the quality of Miroku and other Repro Charlevilles, i am currently working my way through refurbing 100 of the "Indian Pattern" repros here in the UK.

If at all possible, and especially if you intend to enjoy "live" firing with it as opposed to just blank charges at a reenactment, then i would strongly urge you to stay away from the indian ones, and if you can get a Pedersoli or similar.

The locks on the indian ones are of terrible quality, i will take some photos tomorrow and post them to show this, rough cuts and tool marks all over the sears and stirrups, and springs that needed retempering, or just plain tempering, straight out the box.

fit and finish is also sadly lacking, so if you have no option but to go for one of these then it would probably be best to factor in the cost of a decent lock from a reputable manufacturer, or a LOT of time tuning the lock. Now i dont know how much your time is worth to you, but for the state of some of the locks i have seen so far if i wasnt being paid handsomely to do the work, i would have been swapping the locks straight out and putting the indian locks into the "background" rubber rifles.
 
Top