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Synonyms for arquebus

an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

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In one of the most influential works on mounted troops of the period, "Militarie Instructions for the Cavall'rie" (1632), author John Cruso describes the armament of a harquebusier and carabine: "For offensive arms, he must have the harquebuse of two foot and a half long (the bore of 17 bullets in the pound [approximately .
Harquebusiers were normally mounted on smaller horses and garbed in helmet; gorget; breast and backplates; and buff coats and armed with flintlock or wheellock harquebuses/carbines, pistols and swords.
Bandoliers were not used by harquebusiers who employed powder and priming flasks.