Smoothbore Flintlock Musket

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Generic Smoothbore Flintlock Musket
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Generic Smoothbore Flintlock Musket
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 3
Size 130.0cm long
Weight 5.19kg
Cost Cr390 / Cr0.4 per shot
Ammo 28mm Ball & powder
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Manufacturer Various
Archaic Firearm

A Smoothbore flintlock musket uses a spring-loaded flint and steel striker to ignite the main power charge in a gun barrel.

The weapon is typical of numerous archaic designs in use on very low Technology level worlds, and in the hands of pooly equipped militias and insurgents on worlds with higher technology levels. Because of its short range and poor accuracy, smoothbore muskets are most effective when used by massed bodies of soldiers exchanging volley fire.

This weapon holds one indiviually loaded round inserted into the muzzle, and requires at least 15 seconds to reload. If prepared paper cartridges are not available, the weapon may be loaded using loose powder and ball, but this takes even longer.

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