7 - Learning The Ways

Amanda Kirkeby, a Middlebury College student athlete, learns from Middlesex resident Hilton Dier how the matchlock-style system works on a muzzleloader rifle. The system uses a burning hemp wick to ignite the gunpowder and cause combustion. Kirkeby finished third in the riflebore women’s category.

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