Matchlock Musket Mechanism

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Angus Kirk
published on 14 January 2022
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A replica of a 17th-century matchlock firing mechanism on a musket. Typical equipment for musketeers during the English Civil Wars, this mechanism required a lit fuse to be dropped into a firing pan of priming powder which in turn set off the main powder and fired the bullet.

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Kirk, A. (2022, January 14). Matchlock Musket Mechanism. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15135/matchlock-musket-mechanism/

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Kirk, Angus. "Matchlock Musket Mechanism." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 14, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15135/matchlock-musket-mechanism/.

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