Harpers Ferry / Springfield Armory - USA
Old style of weapon loaded from the muzzle; completely manual action located at the rear of the frame; poor accuracy forced masses of soldiers to fire at once for best results.
1,473 mm / 57.99 in
1,066 mm / 41.97 in
9.99 lb / 4.53 kg
Flintlock / Percussion Cap; Muzzle-Loading; Single-Shot
Utilizes the percussion cap system of operation to actuate ignition of propellant; much like a child's cap gun, small explosive caps are set upon nipples and these are actuated by a falling hammer previously cocked.
Popular system of operation for some 200 years preceding the percussion cap, this action involves a piece of flint rock and falling hammer to generate sparks / ignition, therefore lighting propellant charge to drive ammunition from the chamber down the barrel and out through the muzzle.
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.69 Musket Ball
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300 ft / 91.4 m | 100.0 yds