flintlock

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Synonyms for flintlock

a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock

Synonyms

an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer

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Flintlock muskets, such as yours, were being advertised in "The Shooter's Bible" well into the 1960s.
In Northumberland, a flintlock musket, a self-loading Luger pistol and a service revolver from World War II were included in a haul of firearms given up by their owners to police in the south-east of the county.
The smoothbore, flintlock musket was the arm of choice, coming into general use in the late 17th century and remained the primary battlefield implement until the 4th decade of the 19th century.
Cherry's has commissioned famed Italian gunmaker Davide Pedersoli to create a stunning 200th Anniversary fully-functional commemorative 20 gauge Indian Trade flintlock musket.
Remember, the average soldier of the time was equipped with a muzzleloading smoothbore flintlock musket, and the main attribute of a good soldier was to be able to load and fire his firelock as fast as he could--usually around three rounds per minute.
In "You and the Atom Bomb," he portrayed the flintlock musket and the breech-loading rifle as determinants of democracy, and conversely, he portrayed complicated and expensive technology as despotic.
While many Americans may own antique flintlock muskets passed down to them by their forebears, others become avid collectors/shooters of both traditional and modern muzzleloaders of their own volition.
They began replacing their traditional bobbe-jaanboud smoothbore flintlock muskets with percussion rifles in the 1840s.
Among the guns which have been shipped back are some rare flintlock muskets, worth more than PS4,000 each.
A recent graduate of Air Force basic training, Lange compared today's M-16 rifles to flintlock muskets.