This musketoon is in great condition for its age. Just imagine being a pirate on the receiving end of this thing. Yikes.
- Fact 1: A musketoon is a shorter, higher-caliber version of a musket, and filled a role similar to that of a modern shotgun.
- Fact 2: Musketoons were designed for close-quarters combat and saw great success in ship-to-ship fighting among sailors and pirates.
- Fact 3: The English phrase "lock, stock, and barrel" comes from the three major parts of a musket.
- Fact 4: Musketoon barrels were disproportionally large, with some reaching 2.5 inches in diameter.
- Fact 5: Musketoons could fire most anything loaded into them, and were often filled with nails and shards of glass when bullets were unavailable.