So I just bought a Briquet for 200 dollars. Yeh, I know, quite expensive, but it was either that or importing one and paying a lot more.
Anyway, I can't really decide on my next buy. It'll either be my first musket (still undecided on which one), or a bearskin hat.
In regards to the musket, I reenact in a militia, and although the original regiment was issued captured India pattern Bess muskets, there were all kinds of muskets used by the original Tercio de Montañeses. So far records show the presence of long lands, short lands, sea patterns, Potsdams, Charlevilles and even a dozen or so Russian muskets.
I'm lost here.