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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 musket?

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

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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 a (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.

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 (MORE)
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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.