Swedish muzzleloading rifle query (Muzzleloading)

by Øyvind F. ⌂ @, Bergen, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 07:31 (2370 days ago) @ David Carlson

The fact that Swedish soldiers used older muskets in 1810 is not that strange. While it wasn't that uncommon to use older patterns in those days, it is a fact that the Swedish army was short of muskets at that time. The reason? They had sold large amounts of muskets to Russia (for which the Russians never paid). Shortly after, in 1808, war broke out between Russia and Sweden in which Sweden lost Finland to Russia. The Swedes had to get muskets from Britain to fill in the gaps. That might be the reason why your ancestor had to carry an older pattern musket in 1810.

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