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Fast Shooting the (Really) Old Way with an M1784 Musket

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Fast shooting with a single-shot muzzleloading musket is quite a feat.

This man, armed with an Austrian M1784 Musket, is a quicker shooter than you’d imagine. This is about as good as it got if you were in a hurry a couple centuries ago and your only option was musket fast shooting.

The enemy forces have surrounded the castle and are laying siege to it. Your quick shooting is the only thing that will bring this menace to an end.

If you are like this Grenadier-uniformed reenactor, you can crank off six shots at under 70 seconds. Pretty incredible, right? He can fire this fast partly due to the double-ended ramrod and self-priming pan found on his Austrian M1784 Musket. With his bayonet fixed and a great deal of practice, this soldier is ready for action in a past century.

History comes back to the forefront with our modern-day reenactors. Hats off to the men and women who keep our past alive with their hard dedication to educating us about it!

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Fast Shooting the (Really) Old Way with an M1784 Musket