Loading a Musket

  1. Musket hammer drawn back to half-cock.
  2. Cartridge taken from the hip box and the top bitten off.
  3. Powder poured on to priming pan.
  4. Frizzen pulled upright to close the top of the pan.
  5. Charge powder poured down musket barrel.
  6. Ball dropped or spat in.
  7. Ball rammed down barrel, secured with cartridge paper.
  8. Hammer drawn back to full-cock.
  9. When trigger is pulled the sparks from the flint set off the in-barrel charge propelling the ball down the steel tube towards the target.
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