The is the style of musket used during the War of Independence and revolutionary wars in France and across Europe. it is based on the Charleville Musket.
It is based on the Model 1766 musket design. The trumpet shaped ramrod of the Model 1763 was abandoned in favor of a ramrod with a lighter button shaped end.
Though usually considered to be a separate model, the Model 1766 was often referred to as a “light Model 1763” musket, especially in U.S. Revolutionary War invoices.
Despite being thinned down, the Model 1766 proved to be more rugged and reliable than the earlier version.
A total of 140,000 Model 1766 muskets were produced.