Gunpowder

Black powder and the Company of St. Dysmas

Firing the Cannon

Firing the Cannon

Although the group does not specialise in gunpowder weapons, we do make use of them both in battle re-enactment and within scripted display. All the gunpowder weapons used by the group are copies either of  specific guns, or general types of guns which survive in museum collections today. As such they are all capable of being fired and are registered with the police as real guns.

All our guns are fired with ‘black powder’ however this is a modern term, only coined when lighter coloured modern nitro powders were developed.