Swedish M1775 cavalry (Muzzleloading)

by Wiley, Monday, June 06, 2016, 20:45 (555 days ago)
edited by Wiley, Monday, June 06, 2016, 20:49

I got a change to shoot the M1815 cavalry model.
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Since these seem to be quite expensive and for continuous training I would prefer musket made out of modern steel, has anyone made replicas of these? Are there good drawings available for a build or which of the Pedersoli replicas would be the best to start with?

Swedish M1775 cavalry

by Wiley, Wednesday, June 08, 2016, 18:59 (553 days ago) @ Wiley
edited by Wiley, Wednesday, June 08, 2016, 19:05

Now I'm considering to build this musket from scratch. Has anyone ever disassembled the whole musket and taken good pictures and/or measusements of the parts?

The barrel would be Lothar Walther half choke 12 gauge shotgun barrel (~18 mm) turned into the right contour. What are the barrel dimensions? Does anyone know the original plug thread type?

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by jæger justnæs @, Kristiansand, Thursday, June 09, 2016, 08:09 (553 days ago) @ Wiley

Wouldn't it be easiest to take measures from the original one at hand?
I reckon it's a rather long shot to assume there are drawings available for reconstruction. Nice looking piece :-)

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by Wiley, Thursday, June 09, 2016, 19:49 (552 days ago) @ jæger justnæs

Unfortunately I have to find out who the owner is and ask if I can take some measurements. Still I'm not sure if the owner is willing to dissassemble the whole gun just for this.

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by Wiley, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 14:40 (547 days ago) @ Wiley

Luckily I found out who the owner is and now I am able to take some measurements and closer pictures. Unfortunately the topic is not correct, since the musket is model 1775 cavalry.

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by jæger justnæs @, Kristiansand, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 07:18 (547 days ago) @ Wiley

Ah, I read the first post as if you owned the musket.
I really hope you get a chance to make a copy, Wiley.
Changing the thread title, please let me know if you want me to edit it :-)

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by jæger justnæs @, Kristiansand, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 07:26 (547 days ago) @ jæger justnæs

I have an M1778 Dragongevär in what they called pistol caliber, somewhere around .62. As I understand they used small bores for some of the models for dragoons and cavalry. Do you have any idea of the caliber on the 1775?

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by Wiley, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 19:41 (546 days ago) @ jæger justnæs

Thanks for the topic. The caliber is 16 mm. Therefore, 16 gauge full choke shotgun barrel would be good. I'll get more images and information probably next week.

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by Wiley, Sunday, August 13, 2017, 12:44 (123 days ago) @ Wiley

Now I have some pictures, but I also found website about building a lock: http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/mantonlock/mantonlock.html

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