1728 French Infantry Musket

At the start of the French and Indian War France sent regiments to defend New France.  The two identified patterns of flintlocks were the 1717 and the 1728 models. 

The 1717 was the first standard infantry musket and along with the many models and variants to follow became known as the Charleville.

The 1728 French flintlock musket was essentially the same as the 1717 but 3 bands now secured the 46 3/4" .69 caliber smooth bore barrel.    This flintlock also featured a Swan's Neck cock, horizontal frizzen / pan bridle and a longer frizzen spring.  The high sloaping comb of the butt stock was called the "pache de vache" ( French for cow's foot.) Other changes occurred but were considered minor variations.

Live firing reproduction of the 1728 French Infantry Musket For Sale!

46 1/2" Barrel

63" Total Length

.69 caliber smooth bore

3 Barrel Bands

Sling swivels

Bridled frizzen



This musket priced at $625.00

Shipping to the lower 48 states for $50.00

(other shipping services and locations are priced individually)

Payment options are Visa and Master cards as well as
checks and money orders.  We will accept payments through PayPal for gunsmith services and other accessory items only such as bayonets, powder horns, gun socks, etc. which are in compliance with PayPal acceptable use policies.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Frizzen is case hardened here in our shop

before shipping!

Pre-drilled 3/32" vent hole

Stained and oil rubbed stock


All of the locks of our muskets and pistols are removed and checked for good function.  The frizzens are case hardened to ensure a nice spark and the breech is drilled with a 3/32" vent hole.

As a value added service we will "break down" the lock, polish all mated moving parts and harden the tumbler and sear for improved lock performance and reliability.  This added service is $50.00

We warranty out locks for one year parts and labor.  All you need to do is get the lock to us.  Neglect of the lock (heavy rust) and amateur tinkering could void the warranty.  Our turn around time for repair is very fast so please be sure to take advantage our our professional service.  Be sure to contact us for instructions before sending it in.

India flintlock musket and pistols are not proofed by the country of manufacture nor is there a U.S. standard for muzzle loaders to proof by.

We do offer a test firing service using a double black powder charge and a double ball load.  This is an additional service and you can read more about it on the Q & A page. $75.00

If you are not happy with your purchase you can return it postmarked within 7 days of the date you received it for a refund of the purchase price of the item returned.  Shipping costs are not refunded.

If you have any questions about our policies please feel free to ask.

Kathy and Earl Kathan

Earl Kathan Gunsmith LLC

PO Box 59

154 Black North Rd.

Acworth, NH 03601



See Q&A on musket page for more info


Early French bayonet with scabbard = $80.00 (plus shipping unless purchased with a musket)