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PostSubject: Article on Flintlocks   March 23rd 2016, 10:51 am

I found this quite interesting:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/flintlocks.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 23rd 2016, 10:58 am

I've talked to Paul quite a bit in PM's on another traditional forum. He gives good advice.

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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 23rd 2016, 11:39 am

Paul passed away some time ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 23rd 2016, 12:51 pm

I didn't know that. What happen?

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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 23rd 2016, 1:12 pm

I believe it was a heart attack.
http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=2416
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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 23rd 2016, 1:17 pm

That's too bad. I always liked him. When I left Claude's forum Paul wanted my email so we could stay in touch. I wondered why he stopped writing.


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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 27th 2016, 9:04 am

I read this article and have read others about shooting the flintlocks. I have very little experience with them but I do own one that when I have time I want to learn to shoot. I have shot one before as when I owned muzzleloaders before I had a TC Hawken 50 cal Flint. So now I am just curious about members here with the leather and the lead holding the flint. I have read this before and one guy says use leather the next guy says use lead. What are you guys using and have you used both to make your decision. Al

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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 27th 2016, 9:14 am

I tried both and didn't see any difference.


btw If you want to try lead. Hammer out a round ball.

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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 27th 2016, 10:16 am

Very interesting article.  I enjoyed that!  Thanks for sharing that one Sharpsman.

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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   March 27th 2016, 5:25 pm

Muley wrote:
I tried both and didn't see any difference.


btw If you want to try lead. Hammer out a round ball.
Thanks for the tip on the round ball good idea. Right now the lock has leather in it. Its an L&R lock in a lyman great plains rifle. Hope to give it a little work soon. Right now working with the 58's trying to tune them in for hunting season. Al

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PostSubject: Re: Article on Flintlocks   May 14th 2016, 7:16 am

Muley wrote:
I tried both and didn't see any difference.


I agree Muley I have used both in 50 years of shooting flinters. Have several original long guns in front of me with their original flints still in tack for over a hundred and fifty years plus. One is using a thin lead wrap, another have leather (these seem to be commonly used) and one with wool blanket wrap (only one most collectors have ever seen - Hanson included). 'Our forefather's used whatever they had or may have used nothing at all', per Charles E. Hanson, Jr. "you used what you had in hard times" (reference to the use of flintlocks in one of his articles in the Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly).

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