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Old 02-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Not sure if anyone watches the Military Channel here ?
Did you guys catch the episode of the 1911 Colt ?
Did you watch the episode of the evolution of the handguns they used up to the current Barreta 9mm ?
They started with a cool Wheel-Lock , then Flint-lock , the Colt Patterson percusion revolver , and John Brownings designed 1911 Colt .

The Moral of this story , ( and listen closely Hockalouis ) , the Flinter was slower and less effcient than the Wheel-Lock which came out much earlier . Surprised me too , especially since I thought progress in firearms was actually supposed to be going forward not backwards ? And that going backwards lasted many many many many years untill the percussion cap rifles and pistols were created .
Amazing how many people hold onto antiqued old ideas out of spite and pride rather than common sence .
In my part of the country we see 267 days average of rain and humidity . Too me a Flintlock is a pain for this reason . Hence the use of percussion capped guns for me .
Now to find some decent over the counter caps ?
My time is far too valuable to be punching one cap at a time with a tap-o-cap then filling each one with pow pow ?
I know for me , my anscestors used thier FLINT to cut off thier tails eventually and evolve , and I think I will follow the same and use some superior designs in my life like the percussion cap that I know is more reliable and faster than a Wheelock or Flintlock .
I might someday buy a Modern gun too with them new fangled cartridge doohickkies they put in um if I am feelin frisky

So seriously though , any real CAP help out there from anyone that can keep from alienating all shooters other than Flinters ?

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Old 02-16-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
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I don't study arms on TV but that that's not news to me in any case. Your mass-produced revolvers are purty but I shoot and teach with a matched pair of wheelocks. I know when, where and why such were used, as well as when they weren't. Hand gonne's, matchlocks, snaphaunce's, the kind of more traditional off-the-rack flintlocks you are familiar with, tapeprimed, caplocks, big-bore rimfire's... LOL

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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KAB;
I don't study arms on TV but that that's not news to me in any case. Your mass-produced revolvers are purty but I shoot and teach with a matched pair of wheelocks. I know when, where and why such were used, as well as when they weren't. Hand gonne's, matchlocks, snaphaunce's, the kind of more traditional off-the-rack flintlocks you are familiar with, tapeprimed, caplocks, big-bore rimfire's... LOL
Wow, what would I do without you around to school me in guns ?
Obviously , not knowing why the cap and ball revolver throws flame , your studdies may be lacking , just sayin
I think The History of the Gun would be a good TV series for you to watch .
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