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Rex Wright




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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Flintlock drill manual needed         Reply with quote

I am looking for a source for flintlock drill manuals. I have a 1786 French Hussar's musketoon and am seeking the appropriate drill manual. There is a french manual from 1791 that would be appropriate or one created for the U.S. Army in about 1810 that is essentially a direct translation of the earlier French work. This is probably the better one for me since I am not conversant in French. Any suggestions on a source for such will be much appreciated.
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A. Spanjer




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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This may be what you're looking for...

http://www.myArmoury.com/books/item.0486249344.html

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GG Osborne





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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In 1810, the US Army was essentially still using Von Stuben's drill manual from the Revolutionary period (with some minor variations) which was a simplified version of the drill used by the armies of Frederick the Great. Von Steben's manual is available from a number of commercial sources.
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Lin Robinson




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb, 2010 3:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Track of the Wolf has it for $7.95 plus shipping. I have a copy and it is very interesting and, as Glen says, it was the manual for US soldiers until 1812. www.trackofthewolf.com.
Lin Robinson

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