Percussion Rifle

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Generic Percussion Rifle
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Generic Percussion Rifle
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 4
Size 1,500 mm
Weight 4,000 grams
Cost Cr600
Ammo 14mm Ball, cap & powder
Manufacturer Various
Archaic Firearm

A Percussion Rifle (4,000 grams, TL-4) is a muzzle-loading rifle relying on an explosive cap to ignite the powder. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It requires a small amount of time to reload during which time the firer may not evade. Loading is the same as for a musket but there is no chance of a misfire. The weapon fires as a rifle. [2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

All these weapons require that the owner also carry gunpowder and properly sized lead balls; percussion weapons also require a supply of percussion caps. [3]

Percussion rifles come of age in the TL:4-6 epoch and are considered obsolete before the end of the epoch. Percussion rifles tend to be replaced by modern Carbines and Rifles. [4]

Selected Percussion Rifle Models[edit]

  1. TL-4 Percussion Rifle

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 43.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 43.
  3. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 43.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak