The earliest muskets imported into West Africa were matchlocks. The serpentine held a glowing match (cord previously soaked in saltpetre). The trigger lock pressed on the lower end of the serpentine causing the top end to descend, ignite theanbsp;...
|Title||:||A history of West Africa in maps and diagrams|
|Author||:||Brian Catchpole, I. A. Akinjogbin|