Reproduction Fusil de Chasse 20 Gauge Flintlock Muzzleloader Musket Antique

SOLD FOR: $1400

LSB#: 210421HF35

Make: Reproduction

Model: Fusil de Chasse

Serial#: NSN

Year of Manufacture: Circa 1970-1999, ATF Antique

Gauge: 20 Gauge

Action Type: Muzzle-Loaded Flintlock Musket

Markings: The lock plate is marked with a crown, Fleur de Lis, and “TULLE”.  The left side of the barrel is marked with a Fleur de Lis. The right side of the butt has a Fleur de Lis.

Barrel Length: 45”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the front end of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is one-piece wood featuring a forend that has ferrules and a slot for holding the included ramrod in addition to the lock plate while the butt-stock has a straight wrist, straight comb and a metal buttplate. The stock has some handling marks, scratches and nicks. Notably, the toe has a patch of nicks and the left side of the forend has some wear. There are no cracks or chips. The LOP is 13 7/8” from the trigger to the rear end of the buttplate. The buttplate has some handling wear and is coated in oxidation. Overall, the stock is in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Bright Metal

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. There is stubborn fouling in the bore.

Overall Condition: The musket retains about 65% of its metal finish. There are handling marks, scratches, patches of surface oxidation and stubborn black-powder fouling which is concentrated on the lock plate and rear end of the barrel. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are serviceable and the pins remain unmarred. Overall, this musket is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this musket. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: There is a ramrod included with the rifle which is installed in the forend.

Our Assessment: This reproduction of the Fusil de chasse is a 20 gauge muzzle-loaded flintlock musket. The original Fusil de chasse was a French musket which was designed for hunting in the late 17th century. It was distributed by the French to their American Indian allies. The muskets were produced at a number of arsenals in France including the Tulle Arms factory, the Tulle style is reproduced with this particular replica. This is a fun musket that black-powder enthusiasts will not want to miss out on!

Reproduction Fusil de Chasse 20 Gauge Flintlock Muzzleloader Musket Antique
Reproduction Fusil de Chasse 20 Gauge Flintlock Muzzleloader Musket Antique