From Musket to Metallic Cartridge is an historical introduction to the use of black powder firearms, from the primitive smooth-bore musket to breech-loading cartridge guns, as well as a primer on their practical use for today's black powder shooters. Drawing on his experience of countless hours on the shooting range, backed up by meticulous research, Oyvind Flatnes relates over 500 years of development and covers the huge range of different ignition systems, models and patents. He describes the use of antique firearms and replicas, discussing their historical and safe modern use.
Oyvind Flatnes is from Norway, and has an MA in medieval history from the University of Bergen. He is several times Norwegian and Nordic black powder shooting champion. He has previously published a book about black powder shooting and is a regular contributor of history and firearms articles to magazines and books. He owns www.svartkrutt.net, Scandinavia's premier black powder website.