Reproduction of spark trap made of metal and wood with load and cooking simulator mechanism.
Spaces between sparks were generally very short, with cannons less than 60 cm long, at a time when a musket of the musket measured more than 90 cm. The firing mechanism was based on a flint or flint that, when the hammer was operated, produced the spark that lit the gunpowder.
All these blueserbuss required the manual reloading of their ammunition, which was introduced through the muzzle after each shot. Generally the weapon was loaded with a single lead bullet, although it could also be used with several smaller projectiles (dots).
This trombone, used in the eighteenth century as a predecessor of the rifle, was very inaccurate, so it was useful to get on board, during the naval battles, where the combat was at close range. Moreover, these weapons were used for a single shot, since the loading method was very slow and not used to have time to recharge. Therefore, the fighters after the fire were forced to extract their swords or swords or use it as a blackjack, because the circumstances did not allow to recharge it in time.
Do you know that the musketeer Phortos uses a shotgun in the movie The Three Musketeers of 2011?
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