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Colonel Richard Bagot hys Regiment of Foot
Raising the Standard of Re-Enactment


Musketeers in our period were armed with a matchlock musket. This was a simple smooth-bored firearm for which a smouldering cord (known as match) was the means of firing it. Musketeers went through a complex process to load their guns, with in theory more than 30 stages. A good musketeer could, however, load and fire the musket in fewer than 30 seconds.