Thursday, 23 April 2009

Loading and firing a matchlock musket

This Royal Armouries film depicting the various processes involved in firing a matchlock is worth watching. It's English Civil War period but the technique would be the same for the late 17thc as well. Coincidentally the musketeer is Devereux Chris Scott author of the new Caliver books title 'Armies and Uniforms of the Monmouth Rebellion''s a small world.

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