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Explore the mechanics of matchlock and flintlock muskets in this video about 17th- and 18th-century firearms.
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Explore the mechanics of matchlock and flintlock muskets in this video about 17th- and 18th-century firearms. Historical interpreters present daily musket demonstrations in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created colonial fort and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s re-created Continental Army encampment.