This class covers over 350 years of arms history.  Firearms from American history such as the matchlocks of the Spanish conquistador, Jamestown settler, and Pilgrim, the flintlocks of the French and Indian Wars, American Revolution, War of 1812,  to the zenith of the muzzle-loader, the rifle-musket of the American Civil War.


Arms to be studied:

Medieval "handgonne" circa 1350

1540 era Spanish matchlock

1727 French military flintlock smoothbore musket

1740 era French "Fucil de chasse" trade gun

1816 flintlock to percussion conversion smoothbore musket

1842 percussion lock smoothbore musket

1853 Enfield rifle-musket

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