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Re: French? hanger
Posted by: bill curtis (IP Logged)
Date: July 30, 2008 10:02AM

This is the French Issue Infantry "Briquet" manufactured at the Imperial Armoury at Klingenthal (near Strasbourg) where many French swords were made as also some firearms. The markings show the small 'N' in a wreath of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor, and the actual date of manufacture rather than the Model date. The item would appear to have been made just in time for Waterloo on 18th June although it may not have actually been present on that memorable day and was simply seized soon after by the Allies. With the second abdication of Bonaparte very shortly after, the Armouries again became "Manufacturie Royale" in place of "Manufacturie Imperiale". The main Armouries were situated at St.Etienne, Tulle, Chatellerault, and Klingenthal.



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