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    Belgian Liege

    Just picked up a Belgian Liege, and was wondering if any one has exp. shooting one of these. Bullet type, powder charge etc. The bore is in fine cond. with sharp rifling.69cal<br>&nbsp; <br>
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    Very nice Musket. I for one would be interested to find out how it shoots. Good luck!
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    I had a nice one once. Piedmontese contract with several manufactures. Looks like yours has the AF and crown which is Auguste Francotte if I have the spelling right. They were imported by the Federals. The 74th PVI had them early on in the war.

    http://www.olypen.com/tinkers/74th P...iedmontese.htm

    I think I read that they were originally smoothbores that were updated to rifles. The bore in the one I had ran 695-697 if I remember right. I never played with it much but did borrow a Rapine 695 semi wadcutter mold that fit my bore well.

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    Piedmontese Model 1844/60. I use a Rapine .695 wad cutter and 50 grains 1.5 Swiss.

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    Thanks for the info. Anybody have a rapine or lyman minie mould they want to sell?

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