Posted by Roger V on August 12, 1998 at 14:26:15:
In response to Depends, written by Ken on August 12, 1998 at 07:53:55
] ] Could a musket or other firearm of the sort available to an ordinary soldier shoot through a door, or would the bullet be stopped by the wood?
In addition to making the door nice and thick, you might put your musketeer at some distance away, which would also take some of the "punch" out of the musket ball. The Brown Bess musket, still in use at JA's time, could inflict hideous damage to a person at close range, but became rather inaccurate and less effective over longer ranges...
Also, remember that whoever is shooting gets only *one* shot at a time, and has to reload in order to fire again.... an exremely skilled musketeer MIGHT be able to fire two or three rounds a minute at the very most.....
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