Speedloading a Bess

Blackpowder speedloader - I've read about early American settlers who would hold musket balls between each of their upper fingers.

They were started as kids and the musket balls were made progressively bigger (shut up) until, as an adult, they could hold a full bore musket ball between each finger. When reloading they would drop a measure of powder down the barrel, then tap the back of their hand against the muzzle to drop a ball from between their fingers.

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