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Flint Lock Musketry Demonstrated at Vermont Historical Exposition in Tunbridge

Sherman Lohnes demonstrates the firing of a British Army flint lock musket at the 2005 Vermont Historical Exposition in Tunbridge. The musket was used by Whitcomb's Rangers during the War of Independence. Whitcomb's Rangers came from New Hampshire and Vermont and were chiefly engaged in spying operations against the British in Canada.

The movie clips below help explain how the musket worked.

A 18th Century equivalent of a griddle  iron made out of a steel barrel loop

"Private Austin Chinn of Whitomb's Rangers" (1776) is dressed in period costume as he explains the use of an 18th Century griddle which he uses to cook a squirrel -

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