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Musket Balls & Caps HC68

A round lead musket ball and musket cap also know as a percussion cap.

Invented in the 16th Century to be fired from a musket and widely used by the 1700s it changed warfare forever. Balls are loaded into the barrel of the musket loosely wrapped in a paper patch and backed with gun powder. The musket cap was used to ingnite the powder charge behind the ball.

date: 16th century replica

max dimension:
 17mm
 
subject area: Social Science
 
specific themes: War, Military, Conflict

handling collection number: HC68

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Musket Balls & Caps HC68
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