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Re: French Musketeers - Plastic Soldier Review

"I would love to know the basis for PSR's assertion that some matchlocks were still in front-line use up to 1708."


Me too. According to the following article which contains a chapter on the transition from the mousquet to the fusil (pp.101-103) the whole French infantry was equipped with flintlocks by 1703.

https://www.persee.fr/doc/hes_0752-5702_1996_num_15_1_1854

p. 103: "Le 1er octobre 1703, une ordonnance supprime les dernières piques et, cette même année, l'usage du fusil à baïonnette à douille sera devenu général dans l'infanterie française."