BEFORE FLAMING ME, READ THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THIS PAGE: History of the Firearm
This is a hunting musket. These were used in the earlier ages, before industry. These are not as powerful as their counterpart, the Flintlock Rifle, so they are weak for fighting. Instead, these would do double damage to Sheep, Pigs, Cows, Chickens, Zombies and Skeletons. Every farm animal including zombies and skeletons, as those are fragile. The exact damage is 6 damage points, doing 12 to the above animals. (3 hearts/6 hearts)
This needs a crafting recipe and ammo. This is how to craft the hunting musket itself:
To make one, you need a flint and steel, redstone, stick and iron ingots. In total, that's 1 flint, 2 iron ingots, 1 redstone and 3 stick. As such, it's a simple item but still requires you to go deep underground for the redstone. It's ammo is Stone Bullets. (go to that section)
A simple rifle using the Flintlock method. This will of course, take a while to reload and shoot, but it's worth it. These were used at the same time as the above gun. (I think) They are more powerful than an arrow, but bows are much faster and arrows are cheaper.
How to craft the Flintlock Rifle:
This uses another Flint and Steel, another piece of redstone, a piece of leather, a stick and two iron ingots. This is basically a fighting counterpart of the Hunting Musket. This uses Stone Bullets too and does 8 damage points. (4 hearts)
Stone Bullets (Gun ammunition)
Stone bullets are the main ammunition for both guns. They work like a Fire Charge, but are simply burning pieces of stone. It shoots in a nearly straight line until it exceeds 30 blocks of travel, where it slowly falls over until it burns up and disappears. If it hits a block, it will generate fire on the block. If you are wondering how this isn't overpowered as I said:
- Accidental Shooting
- If you accidentally fire with a bow, the arrow can be taken back. Stone bullets will set fire to your wooden houses and you'll lose ammo.
- To balance out the above, stone bullets from a Flintlock Rifle will do a bit more damage, but arrows are reloaded instantly. Guns will take 30 seconds to reload.
Since the stone bullet recipe is simple, it's just gunpowder on top of Smooth Stone. This produces 2 Stone Bullets.
1 vs. 1 - Flintlock Rifle to Bow and Arrows
So many people disagree with guns, I needed to make sure this idea would be given a chance.
I've made a scenario where I'm fighting my evil brother. He has the Bow and Arrows, I have the Flintlock Rifle.
So we start the battle. I shoot my brother and he isn't fast enough for the bullet. He takes some fire damage, but shrugs it off while shooting me with 2 arrows. I still haven't reloaded, but he's shot 7 more arrows already. Suddenly, I realize I'm not healing; I'm already hungry! I start sprinting around to avoid his arrow storm and shoot once again. He is down to 1/4 health and I'm stuck to starve at half health. Who wins? I believe it depends on skill.
Some Extra Details
- Hunting Muskets are really for hunting, hence the name.
- Flintlock Rifles are good in combat and close to the Bow
- Both guns have a small spread of 2 or 3 blocks
- Bullets are much faster with a shorter range and will have penalty to mis-clicking.
Please post your opinions. Give some feedback, that's truly what I need! Thanks for reading my idea!