issued to riflemen in the Whiskey Rebellion, Gen. Wayne's 1794 Ohio Campaign and may have been carried on the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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British drills of the time required soldiers to bite open the cartridge, pour the gunpowder contained within down the barrel, ram the cartridge down the barrel, remove the ram-rod, bring the rifle to the ready, set the sights, add a percussion cap, present the rifle, and fire. Musketry books also recommended that, "Whenever the grease around the bullet appears to be melted away, or otherwise removed from the cartridge, the sides of the bullet should be wetted in the mouth...
Full-Stock Indian Percussion Rifle from the Jim Richie Collection and - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction )
1807 A Scottish clergyman, Alexander Forsyth, invents the percussion cap to help in his pursuit of wildfowl
Hatfield rifle half-stock percussion cap muzzleloader black powder
Lehigh Valley Attributed Flintlock Long Rifle with Relief Carved and Silver…
Pair of Norman and Sons Percussion Cap Locks for black powder shotgun or pistol.
Original percussion caps in British Flint and Percussion Long Arms and Single-Shot Pistols Forum
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The French Tulle Fusil-de-Chasse is a musket that was used during the French and Indian war. Mostly used by the french, this musket is lightweight which is perfect because the British and French were.