Another reason the soldiers primed first was that doing so was necessitated by the paper cartridge. If you loaded the barrel first...well, there went your priming charge as well! :grin:
But this guy on the video is priming first when there's NO valid reason to do so. He also loads...
If this Canadian company is Loyalist Arms: I bought a Sea Service pistol from them a few years ago. It arrived quickly, and was a beautiful piece. The pistol came in one bexes, the lock in another. I have the mechanical aptitude of a turnip - I literally have a hard time replacing light bulbs -...
So, how many of you shoot any or all three of the muzzleloading pistol events - smoothbore flintlock or matchlock, rifled percussion, or as-issued revolver - and what are your weapon(s) of choice? :confused:
Some day when I get a few bucks together I'd like to get an antique wind-up.
Maybe as a retirement gift to myself.
For those future days when keeping track of time won't be as important! :haha: