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    Posted: 24 Aug 2013 at 09:22
I have searched multiple sources and have thus far been unable to find a definitive answer to the question of what type of musket or rifle was most likely to be found by the front door or on the mantle on a Clonial American "Minuteman".  I have read before that a first or second model English Brown Bess musket, or perhaps a captured French Charlesville musket would be the most likely.  I know based on the very nature of an irregular militia that there would not be a standard weapon, but I'd like to find the one or two most common types owned.  Can anybody direct me to a good research source to find this out?  Thank you in advance for any assistance.
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I did a bit of searching and found this page.  It mostly goes over what types of muskets/rifles were used by American Minutemen and regulars in the first years of the war.  I think the sources given at the bottom of the page would be highly useful for you, especially the middle two.  Hope this helps.

http://www.11thpa.org/neumann.html
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