Category Archives: Guardsman – How to

Cleaning a Flintlock Musket

By Compatriot Bradley Jarard This blog is dedicated to cleaning a flintlock musket.  Ideally, you should clean your musket on the same day you have shot it as black powder is corrosive to metal.  We’ll talk about some basic disassembly … Continue reading

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Making a Cartridge Box

By Compatriot Bradley Jarard This blog details the steps to produce a revolutionary war cartridge box built similar to extant examples from the early war(shown in the first picture).  These were of simple construction using cut tacks and minimal sewing. … Continue reading

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Rolling a Blank Musket Cartridge

Instructions for rolling your own blank cartridges for musket salutes by Compatriot Bradley Jarard What you’ll need: Blank newsprint, can be bought in large booklet/sheets from Plaza Art. Avoid using printed newspaper…its look bad Black Powder ONLY. Goex brand is … Continue reading

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