The musket used by the American army during the War of 1812 was almost an exact copy of the muskets France sent to the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Called the Springfield Model 1795 musket, it was made by the arsenals at Springfield, MA and Harper's Ferry, WV, stood 5 feet tall, and weighed nearly 8 pounds. But how did it work?
See how a soldier fired a flintlock musket at the
Forge of Innovation