Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Palmetto, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Palmetto

    Palmetto New Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    North Carolina
    Does anyone know what kind of muzzle velocity a 17th Century gun like an Arquebus had? I wonder if it was as high as 1000 fps like a Brown bess.

    The Spanish explorers and the Pilgrims carried these guns.
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    It would depend on the load. Lousy powder, a light charge and a loose-fitting projectile would give you much less velocity than good powder, a heavy charge and a bullet that fit tightly. The style of ignition would have nothing to do with it.

  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Another double post.