A German Charleville Flintlock Musket.
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53” overall, 38 ½” 14 bore barrel, flat lockplate engraved ‘Manuf Ducal a Essen’ under brass pan, ring necked cock, walnut full stock scalloped butt, iron and brass trigger guard, barrel retained by three brass mounts, iron ramrod and original bayonet.
Extremely rare musket made at the Ducal Essen factory of the Grand Duchy of Berg for Jerome ,Napoleon's brother and King of Westphalia.
15,000 Westphalian troops advanced in to Russia in 1812 only 15,00 survived to return.