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Old 09 Jun 09, 21:42
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Blunderbus, the correct fodder!

Originally Posted by Lance Williams View Post
A nasty weapon to be on the receiving end of. This was before any "standard" ammo would have been designed for it so almost anything handy might be loaded. This could include shot of varying sizes, broken glass, discarded nails, etc......basically any sharp, non-combustable scrap. Very effective against large masses at close range.
The Blunderbus could fire a correct size round ball, it could also fire a variety of shot sizes. The bell muzzle was really just to scare people I think, because it had no other effect. If you wished to stuff up the bore, you could indeed use all sorts of incorrect fodder, but I belive most people would have loaded it properly unless they were in need of the correct fodder.
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