Why are the 3 Musketeers called that when they didn't fight with muskets?

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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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Who are the Three Musketeers?

The Three Musketeers ( Les Trois Mousquetaires ) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. 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 (MORE)

When were muskets invented?

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.

What is a flintlock musket?

A flintlock musket is one of the first firearms that were used by the english. It was created in the 1500's

What is a musket?

A smoothbore shoulder fired weapon in use from the late 16th through the 18th century.

What are the parts of a musket?

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 (MORE)

Who was the fourth Musketeer?

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 (MORE)

What is a rifle musket?

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 (MORE)

How do you load a musket?

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. (MORE)

What is musket ammunition?

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 (MORE)

Who was the third musketeer?

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.

Which actors played the 3 musketeers?

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.

How do you get the musket in Poptropica?

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)

What does the rifled musket do?

It improves that accuracy and distance of the bullet by causing the bullet to spin not tumble like a smooth bore barrel musket.

What does a musketeer do?

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.

Who was the first musketeer?

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 (MORE)

What are the ingredients of 3 musketeers candy?

milk chocolate (cocoa butter, lactose, skim milk, milk fat, and soy lecithin), sugar, corn syrup, hydrogenated palm kernel oil and/or palm oil, less than 2% processed with alkali, salt, egg whites, artificial and natural http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_Ingredients_of_three_musketeers_candy_b (MORE)

If the 3 Musketeers are Athos Porthos and Aramis then who was D'Artagnan?

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 (MORE)

What are rifled muskets?

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 (MORE)

How heavy is a musket?

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 (MORE)

How do you make a musket?

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 (MORE)

What is a light flintlock musket called?

\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 (MORE)

Can a vegetarian eat 3 musketeers?

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 (MORE)

Who used the musket?

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 (MORE)

What is expiration date for 3 musketeers candy bar?

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!!

Who is a musketeer?

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.

Who the Three Musketeers?

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 (MORE)

Who invented the the musket?

The musket was not invented by a single person- it developed gradually over many years, and no one person is credited with its creation.

What are musket loops?

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.

What are musketeers swords called?

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 (MORE)

When is the earlyest musket?

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.

Is a musket a shotgun?

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.

What does a musket fire?

A musket fires small metal balls (back then made of lead) called musket balls (simple enough:)

Where did the Musketeers come from?

The Musketeers come from a novel entitled 'The Three Musketeers' by novelist Alexandre Dumas. The Three Musketeers was first published in 1844 in France.

Is a musket common?

Not really. At one time they were, but is most areas they were replaced by rifles in the 1840s. Relatively scarce today.

Is Leonardo DiCaprio in the film called The Three Musketeers?

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.

What is a musket loop?

A musket loop is a small window through which a musket can be firedwithout providing a large opening for the attackers to return fire.