Musket Vs Rifle: “A letter on the defence of England by corps of volunteers and militia”, 1852

A Letter on the Defence of England by Corps of Volunteers and Militia by Sir Charles James Napier, Lt. General, is a short essay advocating for the retention of the "tried" musket, rather than the adoption of the "untried" minie rifle. The subject is not strictly related to Bows Vs Muskets, but we do get … Continue reading Musket Vs Rifle: “A letter on the defence of England by corps of volunteers and militia”, 1852

Exerpts from A Treatise of the Rifle, Musket, Pistol, and Fowling-piece, by N. Bosworth, 1846

"There is scarcely anything so little understood as a gun. The musket, in the hands of one who has studied its properties, will throw a ball with an accuracy that would surprise a large portion of those who are in the habit of using it." Yesterday I was told, by someone who thought himself well-informed, … Continue reading Exerpts from A Treatise of the Rifle, Musket, Pistol, and Fowling-piece, by N. Bosworth, 1846