Musketeer wearing a bandolier.
Note how he pours the charge from one cylinder down the muzzle.
From De Gheyn.
There were several ways of carrying this ammunition. The powder was normally either in a flask or bandolier; the shot in a soft leather pouch. When going into action, a soldier often took his bullets from his pouch and put them in his mouth so he could spit them into the barrel of his gun and save time in loading.
- Arms and Armour of the Pilgrims 1620 - 1692
By Harold L. Peterson
Available from gutenberg.org
- Posted on
- Saturday 13 May 2023
- 17th Century, America, Hand weapons, Massachusetts, Weapons