History of flintlock rifle

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In History
  • 1570

    The first form of the flintlock rifle

    The first known form of the flintlock rifle appeared in 1570 which was called a snaphaunce.
  • Period:

    History of flintlock rifle

  • The first "true" flintlock

    The true flintlock also called the "french lock" was created by Frenchman Marin le Bourgeoys. Bourgeoys was in the service of King Louis XIII of France.
  • The beginning uses of the flintlock rifle in North America.

    The flintlock rifle becomes popular among settlers in the early 1700s.
  • The new version of the flintlock.

    One of the more successful systems was built by Isaac de la Chaumette.
  • The Revolutionary war.

    The rifle was used as the main weapon of the war. It was used in the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • The war of 1812

    Around ten thousand of the Springfield model of the flintlock were delivered to the U.S. Army to use in the war.
  • European army

    the flintlock was used by European armies from 1610 to 1840.
  • The Springfield model 1840 musket

    It was produced in 1840 through 1846 and was in service until 1865.
  • The Civil war

    This musket was used in the whole Civil war and was the last war it was in. The Springfield 1861 was the most widely used rifle in the Civil War.
  • The end of the flintlock rifle

    The flintlock rifle was replaced by the percussion cap rifles after the civil war.