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Old November 25, 2012, 06:48 AM   #14
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Since Peterson's book, there was a wheellock found, as I mentioned earlier. It is on display at the NRA museum not far from where I live. I suspect, however, that they didn't have many, the wheellock being an expensive weapon. At the rebuilt Jamestown fort, matchlocks are used for shooting demonstrations. Don't know if they have a working wheellock.

While Jamestown was a little earlier than Plymouth Colony or Massachusetts Bay Colony, so also was the Quebec colony and the Spanish colony in New Mexico. They don't teach that in Virginia history but they make a big deal of Pocahontos.
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