New Method. Much, much easier than my method. Brought to my attention by Arya35:
1. Fire the weapon at a target.
2. After firing the weapon pull up the weapon wheel and switch to either a melee weapon or am explosive. Will not work with switching to any other weapon class, even fists.
3. Now either bring up the weapon wheel and swap back to the Musket, or swap to a different weapon if desired.
Congratulations! You have successfully skipped the reload animation!
Old Method (may still be somewhat useful)
Be sure to let me know what you think of the technique, and if you have anything else to add concerning strategies for this beast of a skill cannon, be sure to let me know. You will get full credit for any discoveries.
Thanks for reading! I hope this works for you or helps you in PvP in any way, and I hope you have some fun blowing off some other player's heads old school style!
Feel free to discuss any aspect of the Musket in this thread and tell me what you think of it, especially now with this technique.