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Musket

Muskets are semi-common and haven't completely replaced the bow. Most varieties have a snaplock, or wheellock, mechanism and are smoothbore firing .45 to .50 caliber round balls, buck and ball, and buckshot A musket used for shooting birds is known as a fowling piece.   Breech loading versions exist but they're ludicrously expensive custom pieces used by rich nobility.

Mechanics & Inner Workings

The flint strikes the frizzen, generating sparks, and igniting the main powder charge

Significance

A weapon for well equipped mercenaries and soldiers

Item type
Weapon, Ranged
Related Technologies
Related ethnicities
Weight
10.5 pounds
Dimensions
42-inch barrel
Raw materials & Components
Steel, wood, flint, screws

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