Combination weapons. It is not
uncommon to find guns built into
swords, daggers, axes ans similar weapons. It is also common to
pistols and blunderbusses with spring loaded or manually deployed
This axe gun fires a medium sized pistol ball
This axe gun fires a heavier musketoon round
The pistol dagger shoots a light, 30 to 45 cal, ball from what is a
This short sword has a 50 cal pistol mounted to it.
Bayonets for muskets are detachable and can be used as a hand
weapon. Bayonet pistols have spring loaded or manually extended
stabbing blades on them. Such mountings are not as robust
as a socket bayonet but can save your life in a pinch.
Grenades and grenade launchers
The standard hand grenade is a small, hollow iron ball with a
hole The hollow sphere is filled with black powder. The hole is fitted with a tube
of cane, wood or bamboo that allows a fuse to be inserted.
Improvised grenades are
common. typically a bottle or jug filled with black powder and
nails or musket balls and fitted with a fuse.
In either case, once the fuse is lit the grenade is then thrown by
hand. It will detonate in about ten seconds. Give or take.
Grenade launchers are a special blunderbuss like weapon designed to
simultaneously ignite the fuse of the ball grenade and launch it to a
greater distance then it can be thrown by a man. One concern with
this weapon is that in the event of a misfire, where the grenade fails
to launch but the powder in the pan flashed, there is the question as
to whether or not the grenade's fuse lit.