Here are some facts and bits of information about the Revolutionary War

Brown Bess
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The gun used by the British and Colonial Patriots was called the Brown Bess. It was a flintlock musket. Learn more about it here.
In addition, you check out these videos showing a Brown Bess being fired, and telling you more about the gun.

This video shows you the details about a Brown Bess, and includes some slow-mo shots of it being fired and how it really worked:

This guy, dressed as a Northwest trapper/explorer shows you how the gun was fired:

Finally, check out this guy, dressed as a British soldier, rip off several shots in a short span of time: