The Invention of the musket
The musket was invented in 1615 in France. No one knows who invented the musket, It is up for speculation, some believe it was invented by Leonardo DaVinci a little more than 100 years earlier but others say it was Le Bourgeois, a french gunsmith. The musket uses a flintlock. A flintlock is where when the trigger is pulled a small shard of flint strikes a plate of iron to create sparks. These sparks light the gunpowder, which then explodes. This volatile explosion sends the bullet rocketing out of the barrel, along with a cloud of smoke. The musket was instrumental in the revolutionary war, and was a hunting tool until the Winchester rifle was invented.