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Napoleon Bonaparte og det østerrikske imperiet under prinsen av Württemberg utkjempet slaget ved Montereau. Slaget sto i nærheten av Montereau-Fault-Yonne i Frankrike. Napoelon vant, etter at marskalk Claude Victor-Perrin kom sent inn med sine... Read more ...

18 February 1814

Slaget ved Montereau
Napoleon Bonaparte og det østerrikske imperiet under prinsen av Württemberg utkjempet slaget ved Montereau. Slaget sto i nærheten av Montereau-Fault-Yonne i Frankrike. Napoelon vant, etter at marskalk Claude Victor-Perrin kom sent inn med sine styrker og avgjorde slaget. Det vil si, Napoleon ble så rasende på Victor-Perrin på grunn av den sakte fremrykningen at han ved ankomsten ble erstattet av Étienne Maurice Gérard. De allierte mistet om lag 6 000 mann og 15 kanoner i slaget, mens Frankrike mistet 2 500 mann.


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    The smoothbore military flintlock musket was the standard infantry firearm for hundreds of years before the percussion muskets and breech-loading rifles took over from the mid-1850s. The Norwegian Army received muskets from Denmark during the union years, but after the union with Denmark fell apart and another union was established with Sweden in 1814, the Norwegians started their own firearms production at Kongsberg. A typical Norwegian-Danish musket looked like this:

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    1. Butt
    2. Wrist
    3. Comb
    4. Heel
    5. Butt plate with screws
    6. Toe
    7. Trigger guard
    8. Flint lock
    9. Barrel breech
    10. Ramrod
    11. Front sling swivel with screw
    12. Thimble
    13. Thimble pins
    14. Entry thimble
    15. Muzzle
    16. Front sight
    17. Bayonet lug
    18. Ear for the sling swivel screw
    19. Double ear — pin ear — for securing the thimbles
    20. Single ear- pin ear - for securing the barrel to the stock
    21. Flash hole
    22. Rear sight notch
    23. Tang
    24. Breech plug
    25. Barrel
    26. Rear sling swivel with screw
    27. Ramrod stopper
    28. Trigger
    29. Trigger guard screws
    30. Trigger assembly
    31. Bayonet socket
    32. Elbow
    33. Bayonet lug slot
    34. Shoulder
    35. Triangular blade
    36. Front side plate screw
    37. Rear side plate screw
    38. Side plate
    39. Muzzle cap
    40. Tang screw
    41. Brake spring for the ramrod
    42. Back of the thimble
    43. Butt nose
    44. Barrel pin
    45. Butt nose
    46. Fore-stock
    47. Cheek piece
    48. Breech plug

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