He was armed with a musketoon
(which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal case picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.
Don Quixote was about to thank him, when they heard behind them a noise as of a troop of horses; there was, however, but one, riding on which at a furious pace came a youth, apparently about twenty years of age, clad in green damask edged with gold and breeches and a loose frock, with a hat looped up in the Walloon fashion, tight-fitting polished boots, gilt spurs, dagger and sword, and in his hand a musketoon
, and a pair of pistols at his waist.
We will arm our four lackeys with pistols and musketoons
; if they send an army out against us, we will give battle, and the survivor, as D'Artagnan says, will carry the letter."
Another version of the 1853 Enfield was the Pattern 1861 Enfield musketoon
. It was basically an 1853 Enfield with a short barrel and a faster rifling twist.
The roll call of champions fondly remembered by the authors included Gleneagle, Brown Bomber, Jetsam, Ras Taffare, Pippin, Ocean Pearl, Bright Light, Hairoun, Airofaith, Brown Bread, Musketoon
II, Ligan, Sugar Lady, Assured, Mentone, Westend and Young Turnabout.
This put us to the necessity of firing a few musketoon
shots over them which had the desired effect and although none were hurt they were afterwards afraid to come near them, and at last retired to the shore and we were suffered to set down to dinner undisturbed.
The lockplates were reduced in size, which were basically of the same dimensions as the 1847 Musketoon
and in proportion.
By 1864, both sides were much better armed with ample quantities of standard .577/.58-caliber rifled muskets, the North with the Enfield and its Model 1861, 1863 and 1864 Springfields and the South with its 3-band, 2-band, carbine and musketoon
I have done some research over the years and discovered that it could be considered a blunderbuss or maybe a musketoon
. Hopefully the pictures will help determine what my gun is.
The 8-shot group pictured here was recently shot at 75 yards with a reproduction .577 Enfield musketoon
loaded with 65-grains of FFG.
One Western officer expressed a contrary view saying there is no reasonable prediction of hitting anything with the '42 Musketoon
First introduced in 1890, its original introduction was in the form of three carbine models, rapidly followed by an artillery musketoon