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    Fusil de Dragon 1766-70

    This musket started life as a flintlock Fusil de Dragon 1766-70 with the 2nd Transformation which involved a completely new .69cal rifled barrel which is dated 1837 and a conversion to percussion lock. My question is could this musket have been imported to equip either side in the ACW?
    Kevin Grant

    During the American Civil War thousands of Canadians answered the American call to arms. Figures vary from 30,000 to 55,000 Canadians fought for both sides. With fatal casualty averaging one in five, as many as 11,000 died and with one in seven wounded up to 8,000 wounded. There were 19 Medals of Honor won by Canadians.

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    Re: Fusil de Dragon 1766-70

    Not sure if it was in import era weapon, seems a little old though all the mechanics would work fine. Most conversion muskets sold North and South do not tend to date earlier than the 1830's (though there are exceptions), with older guns usually being something already in the US from before the war of 1812 or shortly after (like all the India Pattern Brown Besses that seem to show up in early CSA units). It is a very nice and professional conversion I must say. A San Jacinto monument there is a M1809 Potsdam that is provenanced to a casualty of the battle. it is also converted. I can only assume that this was done by the family later.
    Its a similar arm. I am amazed at the rebarrelling of yours!

    All in all its a great weapon!

    Chris Fischer
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