Thursday, 30 July 2009

Firing a repro fusil de chasse

Thought I'd try and find a photo to show a model to demonstrate the proportions of this French musket that was issued to Canadian militia. This instance I was firing a silk-patched ball at a small brass gong at about 100 yards and was able to hit it in about three goes (under the tutelage of Andy Gallup and his dog Jolie). I am in the guise of a French Marine officer just off the boat - though of course most Compagnies franches de la Marine officers were from the Canadian nobility raising from the rank of Cadet. The Fusil de chasse was smaller in calibre to the standard English weapon the Long Land Pattern.

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