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Model 1816 Musket

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Type Place of origin

Musket United States

Service history
In service Used by Wars 1816-1865 United States Mexican-American War, American Civil War

Production history
Designed Produced Number built 1812 1816-1844 675,000

Weight 10 lbs.

[1] . and replaced the Model 1812.69 caliber barrel. similar to the Model 1812.69 musket ball Flintlock 2-3 round/min 100 to 200 yards Muzzleloader The US Model 1816 Musket was a . Contents [hide]     1 History 2 External links 3 See also 4 References [edit] History The War of 1812 had revealed many weaknesses in American muskets. The Model 1816 also had a more straight lined stock.69 caliber flintlock musket used in the United States during the early 19th century. and a longer bayonet than the Model 1812. The overall length of the weapon was 58 inches. The Model 1816 made further improvements. but had a longer lock plate. The Model 1812 had borrowed heavily from the design of the French Charleville model 1777 musket.Length 58 inches Caliber Action Rate of fire Effective range Feed system . The Model 1812 Musket was created in an attempt to improve both the design and manufacture of the musket. a shorter trigger guard. and this design was retained for the Model 1816. The Model 1816 had a 42 inch long .

Model 1816 Musket Exploded View Diagram The Model 1816 musket was originally produced at the Harpers Ferry and Springfield Arsenals between 1816 and 1844. [edit] External links  US Model 1816 musket [edit] See also    List of individual weapons of the U. U. as the percussion cap system was much more reliable and weather resistant. producing the Model 1822.000 were made. government documents they are referred to as a continuation of the Model 1816. Model 1835.[2] The Model 1816 was originally produced as a flintlock musket. many of these were later converted to percussion cap.S.S. history. Armed Forces Springfield musket musket [edit] References .S. but in other U. and Model 1842. It was also used during the early years of the American Civil War until around 1862. The Model 1816 was used by Texians during the Texas Revolution and by the US Army and militia during the Mexican-American War. Ordnance Department referred to these as different models.S. Like many flintlock muskets. more than any other flintlock in U. Many improvements to the Model 1816 were made.[3] Modern histories are similarly inconsistent in the nomenclature of these weapons. Model 1840. Around 675.

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