uniforms & arms

Uniforms, weapons and equipment used by the Musketeers Corps

A blue single-breasted tunic with eight buttons in the frontsix in the two rear pockets and three on each cuff with the bottom button undone, according to the fashion trends of the timeThe yellow collar and yellow cuffs have white braiding (called “key parts“). Trousers are blue with a yellow trim (Passepoile).
In summer, white trousers are worn without the yellow trim.

Officers and sergeants have always had silver buttons. Soldiers and corporals had up to the 1870s brass buttons, then silver.
For headwear, we use either the camp hat from 1846 or from the same year the French-inspired drill and garrison cap, or the equally French inspired “kepi” from 1858 (the majority of the Swedish army had already adopted the “Kepi” by 1854)
For parades white epaulets and black horsehair plumes are worn. Officers also wear a parade belt.
Only Officers and non-commissioned Officers wear white gloves.
The reigning king’s coat of arms is worn on the uniform.

Today, in between performances and exhibition evenings musketeers wear the blue trousers with a white shirt, with the addition of a blue wool sweaterand camp hat.
During field exercises the M/90 field uniform is worn with the field cap or black beret of the Life Guards.

Private in plain unifom


Officer in parade uniform


Soldier in M/90 and webbing




The rifle we usually use is a percussion rifle, a design that replaced the flintlock rifle in the 1840s.

In the 1860s the percussion rifle was phased out by the new breech block rifles with cartridges i.e. Remington M1867 rolling block system.


The percussion lock M/1815/45


Muzzle and ramrod M/1815/45


Bayonet M/1815/45