An IX De Cavallerie
Reproduction of one of the most representative models equipping the Napoleon troops. It equipped all the cavalry corps (hunters, cavalrymen, grenadiers, lancers, carabineers and dragoons) including the hussars, who however always preferred their 1786 musket, lighter and shorter. With small modification the gun was distributed to some infantry corps and to the navy. The cavalry musket was manufactured until the 1816 in about 225,000 units and several other European countries imitated it to equip their corps, like for instance the Royal Cavalry Carabineers of the Sardinia Reign, 1814.