Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Impressive Handling of a Musket... 3 shots 46 seconds and more...

The land pattern musket, and variants, were used by the British Army from the early 1700s until the 1800s. The gun weighs 9 lbs and fires a .715" lead ball over approximately 80-100 grains of blackpowder (gunpowder). What follows is a video examining the last model of these muskets used by Britain.

And we have the 7th Battalion of the Line demonstrate the firing by a formation.

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