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How to Load and Fire a Flintlock Musket (Brown Bess)

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Published on Oct 21, 2011

Click on "Show more" for the links that will find black powder riles and pistols.

Demonstration of a flintlock musket, using real black powder. (1763 replica of the Brown Bess, used extensively in the Revolutionary War by both sides. Brown Bess is a nickname of uncertain origin for the British Army's Land Pattern Musket and its derivatives. This musket was used in the era of the expansion of the British Empire. The Short Land Pattern musket and its derivatives, all .75 caliber flintlock muskets, were the standard long guns of the British Empire's land forces from 1722 until 1838 when they were superseded by a percussion cap smooth bore musket. Most male citizens of the American Colonies were required by law to own arms and ammunition for militia duty.The Short Land Pattern was a common firearm in use by both sides in the American Revolutionary War.

The rife was purchased at:
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/default....
also check out:
http://www.veteranarms.com/Reproducti...

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