Swedish muzzleloading rifle query (Muzzleloading)

by David Carlson @, San Antonio, TX, USA, Monday, February 17, 2014, 18:01 (2370 days ago) @ David Carlson

Västerbotten regement

By now I've discovered that this "Fältjäger" ancestor had a maternal grandfather who was a corporal in the regiment during the late 1700s-early 1800s.

It might be of interest that in 1810 most of the 1st company had Swedish Model 1738 flintlås/flintlock muskets but in 1774 there were 60 model 1725 muskets and 159 model 1747 muskets. Struck me as a bit odd that the later date used an earlier model musket, but perhaps the Napoleonic era was highly attritional on the 1747s...?

Again, thanks for the pointers.


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