adds a level of intrigue and challenge that is relaxing.
The conversion consisted of removing the frizzen, pan parts and the flintlock
hammer and replacing them with a nipple and a percussion hammer.
This leads to slow ignition, which can make shooting a flintlock
even more of a challenge.
Frank Johansen of Billerica shoots a smooth-bore fowler flintlock
and can hit the edge of an ax, splitting his musket ball in half, so that each half goes on to hit a clay pigeon.
BUT TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE FLINTLOCKS, A LITTLE BACKGROUND IN SCOTCH WHISKY IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO APPRECIATE THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO THE GUNS THAT SAVED A DISTILLERY--AND A MAN'S LIFE.
Over the centuries many designs have been experimented with which to achieve this aim, from matchlock mechanisms, flintlock
and percussion weapons.
There is a lovely barometer that will go for thousands of pounds, an 18th century flintlock
blunderbuss and furniture that will go for tens of thousands of pounds.
Covered by a shawl and a layer of dust, he found dozens of objects, including old bowls, books, a flintlock
pistol, and dozens of gold and silver coins, plus the letter, signed ``William.
She said: "He was dressed as a pirate, with a flintlock
pistol and a sword.
Included in the haul were 20 oil paintings by 19th Century English artists, some worth up to pounds 5,000 each, 119 flintlock
pistols worth more than pounds 5,000, 14 Nazi dress daggers worth more than pounds 3,500, eight flintlock
brass blunderbusses worth around pounds 2,000, 48 Victorian police truncheons worth pounds 4,000, and a collection of Japanese Netsukes figures which may fetch from pounds 500 each.
The drama ended minutes later when frightened Michael produced the gun - a replica flintlock
Such things as perfecting the flintlock
, invention of the Minie bullet and the first smokeless powder military rifle are just a few examples of their contributions to firearms technology.
Facade restoration of natural stone facades on old flintlock
Like many blackpowder enthusiasts, my interests have regressed from inline scatterguns to guns with flintlock
and percussion ignition.
Most M1816 and 1835 Springfield smoothbore muskets were converted from flintlock
to percussion ignition in the 1850s and '60s.