By basics, I don't mean duplex reticles, roundnose bullets, or, even, iron sights; I'm talking a flintlock
blowing big clouds of smoke and shooting honest round balls.
For the traditional experience, the first decision is flintlock
or ball and cap.
To date, his favorite miniature firearms include a 1/3 scale blunderbuss flintlock
gun given to Napoleon, a 2/5 scale pair of flintlock
dueling pistols from the Manufacture of Versailles, a 2/5 scale Navy Luger from the WWI German Imperial Navy, and a l/3-scale WWII German Mauser K98 carbine.
BRITAIN'S rural highways were once the haunt of the highwayman, the chap on the big horse with a pair of flintlock
pistols, a mask and a tricorn hat, who would hold up the mailcoach with the shout of 'Stand and deliver
BRITAIN''S rural highways were once the haunt of the highwayman, the chap on the big horse with a pair of FLINTLOCK
pistols, a masK and a tricorn hat, who would hold up the mailcoach with the shout of "Stand and deliver
30pm to go to Flintlocks
, returning home at about 3am, then still getting up for work the next morning.
American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume III: Flintlock
Alterations and Muzzleloading Percussion Shoulder Arms, 1840-1865.
The collection includes a pair of silver-mounted flintlocks
which are believed to have belonged to General Sir James Hope Grant, who saw action in the first Anglo Sikh war and Punjab campaign.
During the Revolutionary War, our weapons were flintlocks
Aside from limited numbers of sharpshooters armed with rifled flintlocks
, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War were fought by Soldiers with smooth bore muskets.
KENTUCKY PISTOL KIT MAKER: JIM CHAMBERS FLINTLOCKS
As recently as 1992, muzzle loaders had only a three-day season, strictly requiring pre-1865 original guns or replications of those smooth bores, rifled flintlocks
And, with a watering-hole on this site since the late 1700s, some of the rules for those of yesteryear who didn't agree with the "friends who haven't met yet" motif seem to have survived "No rogues" and "prohibition of flintlocks
, cudgels or swords" declares a yellowed humorous poster.
The most frequently seen firearms from the 18th and 19th centuries are the flintlocks
from the Revolutionary War (1775-1782) surround portraits of founding fathers Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington (America's foremost veteran).