MQ119 French infantry Imperial guard Charleville 1777 musket Garde Imperiale with bayonet, An IX modified type, non firing replica


The imperial guard, as any elite fighting corps, had its own weapons. The musket in use in the infantry was the classical Charleville 1777 an IX, but all the metallic fittings were made of brass instead of iron. This increased greatly the look of the weapon, and cleaning was a bit more easy.

Length without bayonet 153cm, weight 4.70kg. Bayonet's length 46cm, weight 0.32kg. Height of the gun with bayonet 192cm. 17.1mm caliber. Comes with its bayonet.

× Our copies are absolutely true to the originals : size, weight, marks... The firing mechanisms are totally functional (the flint is not provided with the gun, though). The barrel is made of carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40). Being non functional replicas of black powder weapons, our muskets and guns are free to buy and possess in most countries. They either are classified as decorative items or allowed weapons, but you have to check the point in your own country, to be sure not to contravene any law, and that you are free to import and buy them. The vent has not been drilled on our weapons. They are therefore not usable, even if the firing mechanism is perfectly functional. Drilling the hole may change the classification of the item, for it becomes theoritically usable, and you may have to check if the regulations of your country allow it. Our weapons are not proofed for blackpowder firing. If you choose to drill the hole, after having checked that the local law allows you to do this, you must have the weapon proofed before firing any bullet or munition. We cannot give any guarantee against the damages your musket may suffer during the proofing test. Please remember this warning : never use a blackpowder gun which has not been proofed for firing a bullet (or anything else, by the way). Never use blackpowder without proper advising.