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  Valley Forge: Musket Drill
The commands of the Steuben musket drill seem too slow and deliberate to modern ears to be of efficient use in a battle situation.
It was standard practice in the eighteenth century to use a menacing bayonet charge to force your enemy to retreat from the battlefield.
In the same way that musket volleys were most effective when well timed, bayonet charges were more successful when executed with precision.
www.nps.gov /vafo/HISTORY/musket.html   (704 words)

  
 58 Springfield Rifle Musket
The muzzle loading 58 caliber rifled musket was the primary weapon of the American Civil War.
The predecessor US musket was the 69 caliber smoothbore modeled from the French muskets provided during the American Revolutionary War.
The 56 inch long musket (40" long barrel) was nearly as tall as the average man of the era.
www.hackman-adams.com /guns/58musket.htm   (1143 words)

  
  J. Stanage - The Rifle-Musket vs. The Smoothbore Musket
The Model 1861 rifle musket was the classic arm of the Civil War infantry soldier.
Of these cartridges, A and B were used in the smoothbore muskets, C was used in a rifled version of the same muskets and D was used in the Springfield, the Enfield and many other arms of that same caliber.
The third target is for the smoothbore musket, firing buck and ball.
www.iusb.edu /~journal/2000/stanage.html   (3543 words)

  
  Musket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Almost all muskets in this period were fired by the matchlock mechanism, where a length of smouldering rope ignited the gunpowder in the weapon's pan, causing the ball to be fired out of the barrel.
When muskets were fired by the flintlocks mechanism, they either filled the pan from a powder flask after loading the ball, or from the paper cartridge before pouring the bulk of the gunpowder down the barrel.
Use of musket infantry tactics was manipulated to the fullest by King Frederick William I of Prussia in the early 18th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musket   (1511 words)

  
 Musketry
The smoothbore musket was a long-ranged firearm derived from the earlier arquebus (or hackbutt) during the 16
The musket was initially heavier than the arquebus, requiring a wooden rest to aim, and had a length of 6 ft compared to the arquebus's 4 ft. Calibers of the weapons varied from 0.50 inch to 0.75 inch.
The use of skirmishers during the period of the smoothbore musket to harass the enemy was not uncommon.
www.miniaturewargames.com /musketry.htm   (3745 words)

  
 Charleville musket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Charleville musket was the primary musket used by the French during their participation in the American Revolutionary War.
These smoothbore muskets were named after the armory in Ardenne, France.
It was also distributed to the Americans, and later became the basis for the pattern of the Springfield Musket of 1795.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charleville_musket   (164 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Musket
When musketeers loaded flintlocks, they either filled the pan from a powder flask after loading the ball, or from the paper cartridge before pouring the bulk of the gunpowder down the barrel.
By today's standards, muskets are very inaccurate due to the windage (gap) between the projectile and the barrel, with the result that the bullet will not spin towards the target, whereas a rifle bullet will spin towards the target, thus ensuring accuracy.
Use of musket infantry tactics was manipulated to the fullest by Frederick Willam I king of Prussia.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Musket   (485 words)

  
 The 1855 Rifle Musket
It was this long barrel that gave the arm the name of 'rifle musket' as it combined the length of a smoothbore musket with the grooved bore of a rifle.
To compensate for the slightly shorter length of the 56" long Model 1855 rifle musket in hand-to-hand combat it was issued with a bayonet- 2" longer that that used with the smoothbore musket (23" long, 18" blade length).
Such was the ultimate legacy of the M1855 rifle musket; a weapon that spanned the gap between the smoothbore musket and the rifled breechloader.
www.eclectichistorian.net /RifleMusket   (3636 words)

  
 tactics and weapons of the American revolution
By far, the most common weapon was the smoothbore flintlock musket, of a large caliber,.62 to.75 inch bore, or equal to 16 to 11 gauge shotguns.
The French musket (the Charleyville), supplied to the Americans, was 69 caliber and fired a 65 caliber ball.
The length of the musket, with the long bayonet, was also designed to be used to defend against horsemen.
www.doublegv.com /ggv/battles/tactics.html   (1301 words)

  
 Charleville Musket
This musket is a fine example of the elegant curves in musket stocks in the early 18th century.
The 1728 musket, with its changes in 1746, was the musket carried by the majority of French troops during the French and Indian War.
In 1763, the 46 3/4-inch barrelled 1728/1746 musket was abandoned for a shorter new model known commonly as the Charleville Musket.
www.2ndsc.org /charleville.html   (593 words)

  
 Age of Musket
The Age of Musket wargame rules is a series of rules that cover the era of the Musket from 1690 when the Musket became the primary weapon for the Infantry in the Armies of Europe to 1866 when the Musket was phased out of service in the major armies of the world.
During the period of the Smoothbore Musket there were a number of changes in the art of warfare which were to evolve into what can be recognised as Modern warfare.
The Age of Musket series reflects to changes in tactics from the slow and ponderous pace of the infantry in the 18th century to the more brisk pace that was to come about in the middle of the 19th century.
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 Musket   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The muzzle velocity of a smooth bore musket is in the region of 300metres/second (1,000 feet/second).
Musketeers often held balls in their mouths to increase the speed of firing, however there is little evidence to indicate they chewed them (see below).
At about 30 yards a musket ball will go clean through a man, even at 50 yards it may well pierce both breast and back plate of a pike man, the heavier musket balls were said to penetrate the front plat of a corselet at 100 yards.
www.fairfax.org.uk /main/soldiers/musket.htm   (877 words)

  
 The New Zealand Wars - The Musket Wars - New Zealand in History
Between 1820 and 1835 the inter tribal "musket wars" led to a large scale redistribution of the Māori population.
Hongi was hoping to obtain double barrelled guns and muskets for his inter-tribal wars, in particular to avenge defeats at the hands of the Ngati Whatua.
Muskets were always available, but heads began to run short, and soon the Māori found himself unable to continue supplying dried heads as previously.
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 Musket Cove Island Resort, Musket Cove Fiji, Fiji holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Musket Cove Island Resort is located on the 600 acre island of Malolo Lailai only a short 10 minutes by air from Nadi Airport.
Musket Cove Resort features island style accommodation of traditional thatched bures and spacious villas set amongst tall coconut palms, in beautiful landscaped gardens, by the lagoon or on the white sandy beach front.
All Musket Cove Resort guests are provided with complimentary activities which include windsurfing, row-boats, kayaks, snorkeling trips and the free use of snorkels, masks and flippers for the duration of their stay.
www.eevacations.com /destinations/fiji/musketcove.php   (525 words)

  
 Musket & Artillery Rules
Muskets are loaded with measured amounts of powder, either from paper cartridges, a bandolier of flasks (wooden/tin chargers), or a flask with a measure spout poured into the hand or a separate measure.
Musketeers should attempt to stay in groups of at least two musketeers, even when the unit is scattered during battle reenactment, and check each other and nearby soldiers for safety problems.
Musketeers must only use muskets with barrels that are in current proof, or that have been tested by firing ball or a double charge off the field.
www.luckhardt.com /ecwsa106.html   (1888 words)

  
 Regimental Quartermaster - Civil War Sutlery - Muskets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The model 1861 Springfield rifled musket was the principle firearm of the Civil War.
The model 1861 Springfield rifled musket was the principal firearm of the Civil War.
This musket is the same as the 1842 smoothbore except the barrel has been rifled with 3 lands & grooves.
www.regtqm.com /muskets.htm   (905 words)

  
 The ECW Pages - Muskets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
here were two main types of musket in use during the civil wars - the matchlock and the flintlock.
Muskets were muzzle loaded, and the process was very slow.
In fact, the troops guarding the powder stores were issued with these weapons to prevent sparks from matches igniting the precious powder.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /~crossby/ECW/tech/musket.html   (342 words)

  
 The Arquebus & Matchlock Musket Page
The musket used either a trigger lever or conventional trigger to operate the matchlock mechanism.
The bastard musket was shorter, lighter version of the musket with a bore size in between that of the caliver and the musket.
This English musket of the 1680's was one of the last matchlocks to be used by the British.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/Campground/8551/firearms.html   (799 words)

  
 THE RIFLED MUSKET
The major reason for the surprising performance of the British troops was their use of the then new rifled musket, the primitive British model of 1851.
The rifled muskets that saw action in the American Civil War were highly developed and skillfully manufactured weapons of the highest quality.
The soldier armed with a rifled musket was not only expected to reload just as fast as his predecessor with the common smoothbore musket, but was also expected to AIM and HIT the target, something that he had never been called upon to do before.
www.whitemuzzleloading.com /rifled_musket.htm   (2521 words)

  
 Musket Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They appeared in the 17th century and were obsolescent by the middle of the 19th, having been superseded by rifles.
The bullets were spherical lead balls (picture) contained in a paper cartridge which also held the fl powder (gunpowder) propellant.
Following its invention in 1807, muskets started to be fitted with percussion caps which were much more reliable than flintlocks, as well as working in the rain.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/mu/musket.html   (397 words)

  
 Alexandria Archaeology Museum - The Wickham Musket   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The musket was found in the privy with its muzzle down and broken at the wrist.
Priming powder was still in the pan, and x-rays revealed a.69 caliber musket ball with wadding and a powder charge in the barrel.
The musket was carefully reassembled with replacement parts of grey painted wood and wax, clearly distinguishable from the original wood and metal.
oha.ci.alexandria.va.us /archaeology/ar-exhibits-wickham.html   (520 words)

  
 French Model 1728 Infantry Musket (St. Etienne)
This musket is a fine example of the elegant curves in musket stocks in the early 18th century.
The 1728 musket, with its changes in 1746, was the musket carried by the majority of French troops during the French and Indian War (see images of the Compagnies Franche de la Marine and the Regiment de Bearn).
In 1763, the 46 3/4-inch barrelled 1728/1746 musket was abandoned for a shorter new model known commonly as the Charleville Musket.
www.militaryheritage.com /musket5.htm   (721 words)

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