When I am in " route step," mode or just ambling about with my musket, or running hither and yon, I like to place the piece on either shoulder with the hammer inverted and resting on my shoulder and the trigger guard face-up. The barrel extends upwards and I hold the beak twixt forefinger and thumb. It resembles the position of "right shoulder shift," but it ain't. The question arose: is there a name for this arms position and can it be found in any manual?
all for the old flag,