It’s a summer’s morning and I’m standing in a field with a gun in my hands – a flintlock musket from the English Civil War, long and heavy, the stock hunched into my shoulder, barrel aimed down the field. I struggle to pull back the hammer, needing two fingers to do so. It’s stiff and I’m nervous. The pan is loaded with gunpowder and the flint is now poised above it. I pull the trigger. The flint snaps down, striking the powder to life with a flash, sending a rush of fire and force down the…read more…
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