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The grenadiers and the Hungarian regiments carried a long sabre.  
 
The grenadiers and the Hungarian regiments carried a long sabre.  
 
===Firearms===
 
===Firearms===
Since 1745, infantry was equipped with a new lighter musket which proved to be quite unreliable and had to replaced by a new model before the war. All models shared the same calibre (16.5 mm).
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Since 1745, infantry was equipped with a new lighter musket which proved to be quite unreliable and had to replaced by a new model before the war. All models shared the same calibre (18.3 mm bore, 16.5 mm ball).
  
 
[[File:Austrian Muskets.jpg|frame|left|Austrian Muskets - Source: Teuber-Ottenfeld from Dr Marco Pagan's collection]]
 
[[File:Austrian Muskets.jpg|frame|left|Austrian Muskets - Source: Teuber-Ottenfeld from Dr Marco Pagan's collection]]
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Officers, including colonels carried a partizan while NCOs carried a short musket.
 
Officers, including colonels carried a partizan while NCOs carried a short musket.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: ''Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen'', Part 3 ''Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763'', Vol. 1 ''Pirna und Lobositz'', Berlin, 1901, pp. 139-140
 
Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: ''Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen'', Part 3 ''Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763'', Vol. 1 ''Pirna und Lobositz'', Berlin, 1901, pp. 139-140

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Description

Blades

The grenadiers and the Hungarian regiments carried a long sabre.

Firearms

Since 1745, infantry was equipped with a new lighter musket which proved to be quite unreliable and had to replaced by a new model before the war. All models shared the same calibre (18.3 mm bore, 16.5 mm ball).

Austrian Muskets - Source: Teuber-Ottenfeld from Dr Marco Pagan's collection


Others

Grenadiers were also armed with hand-grenades for most of the Seven Years' War.

Officers, including colonels carried a partizan while NCOs carried a short musket.

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 1 Pirna und Lobositz, Berlin, 1901, pp. 139-140

Teuber, Oskar and Rudolf Ottenfeld: Die östereichische Armee von 1700-1867, Wien 1895

Acknowledgement

Ibrahim90 for the info on the calibre of Austrian muskets