Flintlock Musket

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Generic Flintlock Musket
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Generic Flintlock Musket
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level TL–3
Size 1,500mm
Weight 4,000 grams
Cost Cr600
Ammo 14mm Ball & powder
Manufacturer Various
Archaic Firearm

A Flintlock Musket (4,000 grams, TL-3) is a long smoothbore weapon relying on sparks struck from a flint to ignite the powder and explosively propel a ball-shaped projectile. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It requires a small amount of time to reload during which time the firer may not evade, and when fired. it may misfire. If a misfire occurs, the weapon will not fire, but the firer may attempt to fire it after clearing it. The musket fires as a carbine, but may not fire at very long range compared to more modern weapons. [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]

Flintlock muskets come of age in the TL:1-3 epoch and are considered obsolete before the end of the epoch. Flintlock muskets tend to be replaced by Percussion Rifles, which in turn lead to modern Carbines and Rifles. [4]

Selected Flintlock Musket Models[edit]

  1. TL-3 Flintlock Musket

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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