American Revolutionwere the muzzleloading flintlock musket and it's attached bayonet,and the cannon. Secondary weapons.The main weapons of the ons were the rifle and pistol, swords and other cutting weapons were the smoothbore flntlok muskit, of a large calilber ,62 to75 inches bore, or equal to 16 to 11 gauge shotgun. shotguns help protect people. Cannons were considered the queens of the battlefIeld. Infantry unsupported by cannons usually lost if the enemies had cannons. American Militia units were known for not standing up against British units with cannon support, since they rarely had any of their own. Musket.jpg