The Musket was the main weapon used by both sides in the Revolutionary War. They were shoulder guns that fired one ball (or shot) per round. It took about fifteen seconds to reload the musket on average. You could fire four shots per minute if you were a good soldier. They weighed about nine pounds on average and were used by military troops at many times in the battles. Inside a musket was a tool called a flint, it sparked the gunpowder when the holder pulled the trigger. Most muskets were five feet in length, and over 475,000 were produced in the Revolutionary War. The lead ball shot out of a musket had the diameter of a wooden dowel. The major musket factory of the revolution was in Springfield, Illinois.
A long rifle describes itself. It's a very long, very accurate gun. Much more accurate than a normal musket. On the down side, it takes about thrity seconds to reload unlike the musket which takes half of that time to load in another shot. So only two long rifle shots can be fired in a minute unlike the four shots for a musket. Accuracy is a very important thing when it comes to shooting a gun, most if not all soldiers know that.
The musket and rifle are extremely famous weaopns that were also manufactured by the French. Without the French we would have lost the revolution. They supplied over half of the guns used by the colonists in the war.
There are two different types of guns, iron guns and bronze guns. Iron guns were much stronger than bronze guns. An iron gun could fire 1500 yards, a bronze gun could fire 1200 yards. Bronze guns were lighter than iron, so they were easier to to move around with. But iron guns had more stablilty and a longer firing range.