Matchlock Guns

screenshot imagescreenshot image
  • screenshot thumbnail
  • screenshot thumbnail


A mod about clunky old-school guns, featuring matchlocks, flintlocks, wheellocks and revolvers.


There are muskets, pistols, revolvers, rifles and blunderbusses of all kinds.


Note that the 1.16.2 version is a complete rework of the mod, so many features are missing from or are exclusive to the 1.16 versions! Also, many recipes and mechanics vary between the two versions.


To load a gun in the new 1.16 version, first hold right click with at least 1 or 2 gunpowder in your offhand (1 for pistols and repeating guns, 2 for muskets and such), and then hold right click with a bullet (Note that the repeating guns can only use regular roundshots)

Alternatively, you can use the appropriate paper cartridge (Small for guns that use 1 gunpowder, regular for the ones that use 2) to speed up the loading process.

After loading with a shot or cartridge, most guns require the use of a ramrod. Have the ramrod in your offhand and hold right click with the gun until complete.


Some guns still require special actions to fire:

-To fire a matchlock, first ignite it with a flint and steel in your offhand, then fire it with an empty offhand (Note that the ignited gun can go out at random or when in rain or water)

-To fire a wheellock, wind it by holding sneak and right click until the noises stop.


There are also four cannons (1.12 only!):

-Light Field Cannon

-Heavy Siege Cannon

-Volley Cannon

-Puckle Gun


Full gun list & recipes (Slightly outdated)





For more info (Such as crafting recipes, feedback, planed features), please visit the minecraft forum page, and the wiki (Both are very outdated)


If you have any questions, issues, suggestions, feedback or anything of that nature, please comment down below. :> 

Alternatively, you can join the discord page for updates, suggestions, support and more: https://discord.gg/fvduWTe


Modpack policy: Feel free to use this mod in your non-paid (Donations/ads are fine) modpack, but please do send me a message or leave a comment and provide your users with a link back to this page or the minecraft forum page.