Procuring Good Quality Flints

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by pikeman, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. pikeman

    pikeman New Member

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    I'd like to know a retail source of high quality flints, to be utilized for show (not shooting), in flintlock muskets of the Revolution and pre Civil War era. Also, can anyone offer the proper way to fit a flint to the hammer of a flintlock weapon?

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  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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  3. pikeman

    pikeman New Member

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  4. PRM

    PRM New Member

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    Flints

    The English flints are the best - www.dixiegunworks.com keeps all sizes in stock from the small pistol flints to the muskets. They have a full range of other products and a great and helpful tech staff. If you get good flints and the lock is tuned right you should get a long life out of the flint without it shattering. The English flints also give off great sparks.
     
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  5. Unkown Soldier

    Unkown Soldier New Member

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    Pikeman,

    You have to knap the stone to fit the lock. There are general specs for each size lock. The leather should come to the end of the upper and lower jaw.

    Some rocks work better bevel up, some down. depends on the lock.

    Sorry bro there isnt a one size fits all answer.

    This was the first flint that was in my lock. As you can see the leather is too long. I was in a hurry to touch her off :D

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