I’m sure Kylux peeps have already seen this card, but I find this so inadvertently shippy that it’s hilarious. It might as well be titled ‘breathless encounter’, or something equally Harlequin. The fact that this card apparently includes a scrap of Hux’s breeches is just the cherry on top.
Manufactured in central Europe c.17th century. Although covered in a thick patina and missing a few pieces, this musket is still a magnificent firearm. A very early breechloader, it features a spring-loaded breech block that snaps into place and can be released to the side with a simple thumb catch. This kind of weapon would still need to be primed, but loading itself would be achieved with a self contained metallic cartridge, aligned properly with a little radial peg that would fit the notch in the barrel.
One of the cartridges in question, pictured with another similar rifle.
Such guns would be among the most high-tech you could get your hands on in these days.
Me watching Harlots: smh all these immoral aristocratic loser men….DUMP THEM
Me if I actually lived in the 18th century: Mother, he may be a reprobate but he’s worth 20,000 with an extra 10 in the stock market and sets my stays a flutter when he wears cream breeches so if you don’t let me marry Sir. Ignatio Cholmondeley-Featherstonehaugh right this second, I will throw myself into this traffic of sedan chairs