I live within a couple miles of Cresap's Fort which in the 1730's was part of Maryland's effort to repulse Pennsylvania's attempts to "steal" Maryland territory. For almost a year, a 300 man Maryland Militia force occupied the West shore of the Susquehanna to keep Pennsylvanians out, and to collect taxes from those who settled south of the 40th parallel. (the border according to both charters) I know Matchlocks were pretty well phased out in Europe by that time. What would the Maryland Militia men be equipped with? I suppose they may have still been using some antiquated weapons, but what?