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caliver

(ˈkælɪvə)
n
a light musket introduced in the early 16th century
[C16: variant of calibre]
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Overall length was 54 inches, and its 10-pound weight was closer to a caliver than a musket.
Recoil with the matchlock caliver was light, due to the gun's weight and the distribution of shock provided by the generous fishtail butt.
Robert Golding desirous to understand what might be done at Shamakie, which is a daies journey from Backow, went thither, from whence returning, he was set on by theeves, and was shot into the knee with an arrow, who had verie hardly escaped with his life and goodes, but that by good hap he killed one of the theeves horses with his caliver, and shot a Turke thorow both cheeks with a dag.
This matchlock would best be termed a caliver or light musket.
Ambrose Caliver, Postwar Education of Negroes: Educational Implications of Army Data and Experiences of Negro Veterans and War Workers (Washington, D.
50 caliver Hawken produced an average of 1-1/4 to 1-1/2-inch groups, benched at 50 yards.