A rare video resource on pre flintlock firearms: JYF Museums

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While there are very few informative YouTube videos on pre flintlocks, the JYF Museums has a really underappreciated channel that has some videos on snaphances, wheellocks, and matchlocks. It is tied to the Jamestown archeological site, so they cover how the context is different from European warfare.

One particularly interesting video tests the rate of fire of matchlocks, with somewhat impressive results. They even make sure to explain that is not how they were meant to be used, but it is something modern people always ask about.


For those that are interested in the history, along with the mechanics of shooting, it is worth checking them out.
 

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