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?
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.