PG | | Adventure, History
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.
Athos, are you hurt?
Athos: Hurt? What I am is drunk.
At the time movie takes place (early 1600s) firearms were either matchlocks or wheellocks, or flintlocks. So the musketeers and their rivals using matchlock muskets is correct, but Lady de Winter's percussion pistol wouldn't be invented until the 19th century.. The musketeers are also shown using persussion pistols at thee siege of La Rochelle, Rochefort has two visible inside his carriage, and Porthos fires one during the fight at the convent. These all appear to be flintlock pistols, as the frizzen can be seen, and pre-dates their invention by about 50 years.If they had been using pistols at all, these would have been horse pistols, mid-way between the small pistols shown, and the flintlock muskets, which were in use atr this time.