Archive for August 9, 2011

While looking through youtube yesterday, I came across a series of videos made by the 2/95th Regt (Australia) – a group of Australian reenactors based on the famous 95th Rifles, written about by C. S. Forester in Death to the French, and by Bernard Cornwell in his Sharpe series.

In them they test the Brown Bess flintlock musket and the Baker Rifle that were used by the Britsh forces during the Napoleonic Wars, testing for rate of fire, accuracy and more. The information that I gleaned from it will be very useful – I’ll have to change a few things in the revamp of the various stories to take into account the new data I got from it.

Baker Rifle Ammunition and Accuracy

Brown Bess Musket Accuracy

Flintlock Musket Tap Loading

Baker Rifle Sustained Fire

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