This French flintlock rifle saw service on the European battlefields of the Napoleonic wars. Modeled after the French 1763 musket this famous rifle was used extensively throughout the American Revolution. Stamped St. Etienne on the lock plate this impressive piece measures over 72" with bayonet attached. It was used very effectively by the disciplined French infantry, who were highly trained in its use both as a firearm and, with the bayonet fitted, as a thrusting weapon at close quarters. This non-firing version is accurately detailed and has been used in several movies in infantry battle scenes. A great wall decoration. Note: bayonet does not lock in place.