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Lock times 6: Percussion rifle musket in slow motion

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I made a series of short videos to show you the difference between the blackpowder ignition systems. They are all filmed with 400 frame per sec and slowed to 50%. The percussion lock used a chemical ignition system. The mercury fulminate was placed in a small brass cup. The hammer hit this cap, and ignited the priming compound. The result was a faster, stronger and weather proof ignintion. Check that as the hammer falls, the gun fires immediately.

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