Arquebus

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

  1. Palmetto

    Palmetto New Member

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    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.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arquebus
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    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

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    Another double post.

    Jim