Wooden Apostle for Black Powder

An apostle is a small wooden used by musketeers to carry pre-measured loads of gunpowder for their muskets. More information...

€7,70
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Wooden Apostle for Black Gunpowder

  • Made of genuine rosewood Sheesham (Dalbergia sissoo)
  • Overall length approx. 115mm
  • It can hold approx. 5 cubiccm
  • The top/lid is approx. 33mm high and 40mm wide
  • The apostle body is approx. 100mm high and 32mm wide
  • The inside space is approx. 80mm deep and has approx. 9mm diameter
  • Weight of one apostle is approx. 47 g
  • The given price covers one piece
  • Made by Marshal Historical

Both weapons used a matchlock to fire the weapon and were muzzle loaded. To load the weapon, the shooter would unplug a wooden container called an apostle (because there were 12 of them) from his leather bandoleer. He would then pour a pre-measured amount of loose gunpowder from the apostle into the muzzle of the barrel. Then a lead ball from a sack was placed into the muzzle and rammed home into the chamber with a wooden scouring stick (a.k.a. ramrod).

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