Matchlock Musket Drill, XVII C. Polish

(c) 2001 Rick Orli

Szczepan Twardoch provided the Polish Drill, based on ?????   (As you can see, this page is under construction!)

Illustration  (c)2001 Szczepan Twardoch

 

 

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English Polish Phonetic Polish
Audio File Recorded by Radek
Lay down your muskets Polozcie muszkiety na ziemii! powoojcyeah mooshkyety ne zyamyy
Do you have enough priming powder? Macie dosc prochu na panewkach?" {Micya dosich prohoo ne penavkah?
Put six balls in your mouths Szesc kul w gebe wlozyc Shesc kool v gawba vwozycs!
Light your match Zapalaj lonty Zapalay lonti
Take up your muskets Wezcie muszkiety Vazcye mooshkyeety
Clean the barrel (with farthing-stick, implying a coin on the end of a scouring-stick) przechedozcie rure grajcarami pjehadoozcya roora graycaramy (Don’t smile during this step, even though old Polish word "che,dozyc" means "to f—‘ as well as "to clean")
Musket on the rest (fork) muszkiet na widelec moosh-kyet ne vidalace
Clean your pan (prick your piece/vent) przekluc zapal pjakwooc zapew
Prime your piece podsypuj podsypooy
Shut your pan zaprzyj panewke zapjyi penewka
Cast about your piece (to left side) muszkiet do nabijania na lewy bok mushkyet do nebyianya ne levi bok
Charge your piece (not complete, yet)
Remove scouring stick
Ram home your charge
Return scouring stick
Shot your piece,
Remove scouring stick,
Ram home shot,
Return scouring stick.
Cock your match lonty do kurek lonti do kurek
Open your pan
Aim mierzaj miesz-i
Fire! pal pal

 

Field commands (short, for battlefield use):

1) make ready your piece .. Gotow?

2) present    "mierzaj"

3) give fire         "pal!"

 

 

 

nr English Turkish Polish
Fig. 1. bow yai luk
I back zahr grzbiet
II belly baghyr brzusiec
1 tips, ears bash (1+2) rogi
2 (1+2) siyah kasan
3 arm, limb sal ramie
4 grip, handle kabza majdan
5 nock gez zaczep
6 bridge   wspornik
7, Fig. 2. (bow)string kiris
(kirisz)
cieciwa
1 loop tundj petla
2 knot dgm wezel
3 string serving meidanlyk owijka
Fig. 3. arrow puta, gezi,
pishrev
strzala
1 arrowhead   grot, ploszczyk
2 shaft   promien, drzewce,
brzechwa
3 fletshing   opierzenie, lotki
4 arrownock   nasadka
x quiver tirkesh kolczan, tul
x bowcase sadak lubie, sajdak
x thumb ring zyghyr zekier