Re: How can i develop from swords to black powder muskets and so on without blazing and jumping over obstacles(...)#2
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Though honestly most of the engineering issues would be easy to solve with the knowledge it's possible as people were making complex fully articulated hands back then (check the Iron hand of Gotz made in 1480) so the parts for even a flintlock or simpler semis could be easily made with someone explaining it. The real issue would be making the powder as the black powder recipe everyone knows is very exact in its ratios to be worthwhile while the easier to make and more reliable powders are not widely known how to make. So if your MC knows the powders its easy enough, made even easier if they are friendly with a decently skilled smith and alchemist. The absolute hardest would be the near modern weapons as those would also require to know how to make the primer which very few people know how to make.
HowToMakeaKingdom Wrote: Guess I have to stick the story with rifled muskets since even I don't know what primer the needle rifles used in the Franco-Prussian warWhoa, who said anything about rifling? I was talking about smooth bores rifling is actually very hard to do, there's a reason it didn't become common place until the mid nineteenth century despite being invented just before the dawn of the sixteenth century. Rifling is a very precision based craft that while doable will vastly increase the time and difficulty of producing rifles. Sharp shooters were deployed in small numbers for a damn good reason, their rifled weapons were frightfully expensive and since this is before replicable parts if they broke a trigger mechanism or bent the barrel they would have to replace the whole gun.
Another thing to remember is that the ammo for most muskets was not tight fitted to make it easier to muzzle load which caused the ammo to bounce around in the gun so even if you used modern shaped bullets it will leave the gun tumbling.