Why are the 3 Musketeers called that when they didn't fight with muskets?
Les Mousquetaires du Roi were formed in 1622 under Louis XIII. Its main function was to form the King's bodyguard in peacetime. Its members were all of noble ancestry, and mostly aged between 17 and 20. In time of war, the regiment fought with the army, either infantry or cavalry. They were at first armed with that new invention, the flintlock musket. However, these early muskets were up to 8 feet long and weighed about 20 pounds. This was useless to cavalry, and not much use for an elite corps of infantry expected to charge at the run - especially as they would also have to carry a forked stick on which to rest the thing while firing. The muskets, therefore, did not last long; but the name remained. Incidentally, Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan (c. 1611 - 25 June 1673) served Louis XIV as captain of the Musketeers of the Guard and died at the Siege of Maastricht in the Franco-Dutch War. (Wikipedia)
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The Three Musketeers ( Les Trois Mousquetaires ) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, pÃ¨re. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis-ins…eparable friends who live by the motto "one for all, all for one" ( "un pour tous, tous pour un" ). The story of d'Artagnan is continued in Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne . Those three novels by Dumas are together known as the D'Artagnan Romances . The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le SiÃ¨cle between March and July 1844. Historically, all of the 4 companions existed, but not in the way Dumas wrote. D'Artagnan never meet with any of the three musketeers. Victor Hugo once said of Dumas: "Dumas raped history and had a child" (Dumas a violÃ© l'histoire et en a fait un enfant). (MORE)
The exact date is not known. We know that crude firearms were used in battle in the 1200s. Link at the bottom of the page for more information.
A flintlock musket is one of the first firearms that were used by the english. It was created in the 1500's
A smoothbore shoulder fired weapon in use from the late 16th through the 18th century.
The 3 Musketeers Bar was first introduced in 1932 by the M & M - Mars Company.
The lock, the stock, and the barrel. The lock is the mechanism with hammer, trigger, pan, and other parts to fire the musket. The stock is the wooden furniture which allows the operator to hold and aim the musket. The barrel is the tube through which the projectile is fired, exactly like a modern we…apon, except that musket barrels were smooth bored like a shotgun instead of rifled. (MORE)
That would be d'Artagnan. From the story "The Three Musketeers" by Alexander Dumas. The fourth Musketeer was d'Artagnan, the main character of the book "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas. He isn't a Musketeer yet at the beginning of the book, he's just an applicant. When he first meets Athos…, Porthos, and Aramis (the "Three"), they end up dueling. The Cardinal's guards arrive to break it up. D'Artagnan and the 3 Musketeers join forces to fight the guards. D'Artagnan becomes friends with Athos, Porthos, and Aramis and later becomes a Musketeer himself. - (MORE)
A rifle musket is a musket that has a rifled barrel. Until the mid 19th century, the standard infantry weapon of most of the world's armies was a smoothbore, long-barreled, muzzleloading musket with a relatively large bore. Rifles, with shorter barrels and smaller bores were also in use, but prima…rily by specialized troops. With the invention of the Minie style bullet, which allowed much faster loading than the traditional patched ball, the more accurate rifling started to replace a smooth bore as the standard for infantry use. . Initially, existing smooth bore muskets were converted to "rifled-muskets". The term meaning a musket that had been rifled. In the mid 1850s new musket designs such as the British Pattern 1853 (Enfield) and the US Model 1855 (Springfield) became the standard. These weapons, which were originally designed with rifled barrels, were called "Rifle Muskets" or "Rifle-Muskets" to distinguish them from the shorter barreled rifles. (MORE)
They were the kings' guards in times of Henry IV in France. They used big guns called muskets.
Stand the musket with the butt on the ground. Retrieve a cartridge from Cartridge box. Pour powder into the barrel Insert the bullet into the bore Draw rammer and seat the bullet replace the rammer draw the weapon to your waist, bore downrange pull back the hammer place a cap on the nipple. … Shoulder the weapon, aim , and fire (MORE)
The first 3 musketeers bars were produced in 1932. They originally came in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavours.
Muskets are muzzle loaded weapons. This means the gunpowder, wad and bullet are all loaded down the barrel and packed into the bottom of the barrel using a ramrod. Therefore, they don't use conventional brass cased ammunition like that used in modern firearms. The powder is black powder or a black p…owder substitute. The wad is thin leather or cloth and is wrapped around the bullet itself and forced down the barrel to seat atop the powder charge. The bullet is cast lead round balls or the Minie ball, also made of cast lead. Muskets are usually around .50 caliber, but that can vary. Sometimes the powder, wad and bullet were all wrapped in paper making a complete cartridge but the end had to be ripped off and the powder still had to be poured into the barrel first.Hope this helps! (MORE)
A 3 musketeers is a chocolate bar with a center made of nougat and whipped chocolate.
Actually, there is no First, Second or Third Musketeers. There is three. The book was made to set the reader in the initial state that there is three musketeers that will interact with the hero, D'Artagnan.
Michael York as d'Artagnan . Oliver Reed as Athos . Frank Finlay as Porthos . Richard Chamberlain as Aramis d"Artagnan was not a muskateer but their friend.
Although you can copy some swords and axes, you cannot copy any rifles on Time Tangled Island. You can, however, copy the pistol for your belt. To copy items, you just click the Costumizer (t-shirt) button at the top, then click the person with the item. Some items (like the muskets) will not copy.… (MORE)
It improves that accuracy and distance of the bullet by causing the bullet to spin not tumble like a smooth bore barrel musket.
A musketeer was a member of the French royal guards in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their main role was to protect the members of the royal families.
It depends if you mean historically or fictionally. Historically The first musketeers were a company who were elevated to an elite status by Louis VIII in 1622. Also historically the men that "Athos", "Porthos" and "Aramis" were based on were cousins and were called to Paris to serve at around t…he same time. In Alexandre Dumas' fictional novels Athos is supposedly the oldest Musketeer, so you could guess that he became a musketeer first, but he possibly joined at the same time as Porthos, and Aramis joined later after being humiliated by a nobleman while he was in the service of God, before he had a chance to take his Holy orders. And then along came D'Artagnan after the other three were already established. (MORE)
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The book was named "The Three Musketeers" as a setting, like many French Classics. The title refers to the initial position of Aramis, Athos & Porthos as being musketeers. D'Artagnan starts as a young man seeking fortune and opportunities in Paris. D'Artagnan eventually becomes a guard at Mr. Des …Essarts Company. Eventually, D'Artagnan is made musketeer. (MORE)
It will help to understand the difference between a rifled musket and a smoothbore musket. Smoothbore muskets fired a round ball, which traveled down the barrel after the powder charge was ignited. In order to be able to load it, the ball had to be smaller in diameter than the bore, because it wa…s loaded at the muzzle. For example, a .69 caliber gun fired a .678 sizd ball, sometimes even smaller. The reason these guns were so inaccurate was two-fold...firstly, because the bullet was smaller, gases could escape around the ball, causing the ball to "clatter" as it traveled the length of the barrel, and therefore would not leave the barrel the same WA each time. Secondly, the ball would leave the barrel, and depending on the clatter or size, it would be very unstable flight. A rifled musket is different....the gunsmith would use a bit to cut rifling into the interior of the barrel, creating a spiral of grooves into the barrel. The grooves were depressions in the surface, and the cut also created a lan, which is the area that was not cut. The rifled musket used a different bullet, called a Minie ball. The Minie ball was a conical shaped bullet with a hollow base, The base was called the skirt, and was fairly thin. When the black powder ignited, it caused the thin skirt to expand, engaging the bullet into the grooves, and imparting spin to the bullet. The spin greatly stabilized the bullet in flight, allowing it to travel farther. It was more accurate because as the skirt engaged, it created a seal from the gases that could normallye scape from a smoothbore. This insured that the bullet left the barrel the same way every time, and the gases were contained actually caused the bullet velocity to increase, whi chgave it a farther distance capability. (MORE)
Your standard long land pattern brown bess musket (used by the british) was one of the heavier muskets weighed 10 lbs and was 5 foot 4 inches long. Which would make the the thing very cumbersome to carry around, thats why is was replaced by the other patterns but also all that length and weight adde…d to the accuracy and power. It fired a .75 caliber musket ball! (MORE)
3 MUSKETEERSÂ® Bar was originally designed with three pieces and three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
To make a musket, first weld a pipe closed on one end. Then make asmall hole in the pipe above the welded side. Third, put a clothwith cloth-lime on a stick and saw a small triangular shape on thewooden plate. Fourth, make a hole on the upper side of the wood anduse a strong lime to fir the barrel i…nto the wooden part. (MORE)
It was named after the famous 3 Musketeer characters, and originally came in 3 flavors (one for each of them).
\nThere are several names for flintlock muskets or rifles.\n. \nFusile\n. \nRifle (rifled barrel)\n. \ncarbine\n. \nTrade Rifle\n. \nBlunderbus\n. \n. \nNames of specific Guns\n. \nBrown Bess\n. \nBaker Rifle\n. \nHawken Rifle\n. \nKentucky Rifle\n. \nPennsylvania Rifle\n. \nTennessee …Rifle (MORE)
Vegetarianism is a choice, not a law. You could eat a hamburger if you so wished; it would just be "cheating" on your vegetarianism. Chocolate candy bars do contain animal products, but no meat. So a vegetarian could eat one and not be straying from their lifestyle choice, but it would be a bit cont…rary for a vegan to eat one. (MORE)
it was made for all weaponry cases and is now made for the Iraq war
If your referring to the "muzzle loading" musket/rifle; the US Army's last offical use of that weapon was the US Civil War. In 1866 the US Army adapted the metallic cartridge 50-70 single shot rifle. Then in 1873, the US Army got rid of the 50-70 and adapted the 45-70 Government cartridge. Both sid…es used the musket/rifle in the Civil War. A muzzle loading musket could be either smooth bore or rifled. However, generally speaking, whenever a man used the term "musket", it was usually presumed to be a smooth bored weapon. (MORE)
No, despite what was stated in unreliable sources, the directors have not yet came up with a new movie, to combat the old movie.
The price may differ at each store. Your best bet is to just go to your closest convenient store and check the price.
1st digit of the code is the last digit of the year. 2nd and 3rd numbers give you the number of the week. Example: 304 would be the 4th week in January of 2013. 914 would be the 14th week of 2009 - better put that one back!!
A musketeer is literally a person who uses a musket. The word is applied to soldiers. Musketeers appeared in Europe during the Late Middle Ages, but were not used in their own formations until the Renaissance.
The Three Musketeers were characters in a novel written long ago about three poor boys who long to become Muskateers (army for the queen). The head of the Muskateers, who is after the throne, assigns these three boys to protect the queen. What the head doesn't realize is that one of the boys fell in… love with the queen and is willing to do anything to assure her safety. If I tell anymore, I will have told you the whole book. One more thing, how can you possibly NOT know about the Three Muskateers?? (MORE)
The musket was not invented by a single person- it developed gradually over many years, and no one person is credited with its creation.
The Three Musketeers refers to d'Artagnan's friends who are Musketeers. Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. D'Artagnan was not yet a Musketeer until near the end and the story revolves around him becoming one.
A musket loop is a small window through which a musket could be fired without providing a large opening for the attackers to shoot through. See the "Mountjoy Castle" link below for some pictures of musket loops from a castle in Ireland built in the 1600's.
Extremely difficult to answer with a comprehensive answer, musketeers were not specific to one nation or one army, and were on the fields of battle from the early 14th to the latter 18th centuries. Musketeer is more of a MOS than the romantic Dumasian ideal. A musketeer was a precursor to the modern… infantry rifleman, and musketeers served in nearly every army of the nations of China, the Ottoman Empire, India, Spain, Russia, France, Sweden, Britain, and Poland. While their primary weapon was a musket, many did carry swords, daggers, and other edged weapons. Some of the swords carried by musketeers would have been: . rapiers . sabers . broad swords . short swords . long swords . falchions . scimitars . Dao sabers . shamsheers . tachi . kilij . khanda . tulwaar . firangi . estoc . spada da lato . yataghan Sword smithing being a very broad craft and art form, a nearly infinite variety of bladed weapons could have been carried by the musketeers of the various nations, and swords would have been only a few of them. Consider the limitless variety of knives, daggers, axes, and pole arms these troops would have carried. (MORE)
The earliest "musket" was seen in warfare in the 1500s, as a support weapon for pike regiments. However the earliest form of hand-held firearm was the hand-cannon, created in 13th century China. You're spelling/grammar is absolutely atrocious.
Assuming you're talking about the 1993 version...Porthos was played by Oliver Platt, Athos was played by Kiefer Sutherland, and Aramis was played by Charlie Sheen.
No. A musket is a smooth-bore, muzzel loading weapon designed tofire a single ball. A shotgun is designed to fire a several piecesof smaller shot in a single load.
A musket fires small metal balls (back then made of lead) called musket balls (simple enough:)
Roughly 1000 years ago. Time was so long ago hat we have no exact records.
A 17 gram 3 Musketeers chocolate bar contains 68 calories and 2 grams of fat. A 7 piece 3 Musketeers chocolate bar weighs 41 grams and contains 180 calories and 5 grams of fat.
The Musketeers come from a novel entitled 'The Three Musketeers' by novelist Alexandre Dumas. The Three Musketeers was first published in 1844 in France.
The names of the musketeers from the novel by Alexander Dumas are Porthos, Aramis, and Athos, Pothos is not correct. The correct spelling is Porthos.
Not really. At one time they were, but is most areas they were replaced by rifles in the 1840s. Relatively scarce today.
No, Leonardo DiCaprio is not in the film The Three Musketeers. The film stars Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen and Ray Stevenson. You are probably thinking of the film 'The Man in the Iron Mask' which is set in a similar era and stars Leonardo.
A musket loop is a small window through which a musket can be firedwithout providing a large opening for the attackers to return fire.