Edwards says that 400 Danboy muskets were purchased by Union agent Hartley in Liege, Belgium in October 1862 with more contracted for to be delivered in a month. A straight copy of the standard French infantry musket, this weapon was imported in large quantities during the Civil War and was issued to--and disliked by--thousands of Union infantryman. There is no record of any Southern contracts and Confederate usage was limited to capture or battlefield pick-ups. Sold with correct pattern bayonet for musket.
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