Flintlock Guns (Pistols, Muskets and Rifles)
Flintlock guns appeared before the revolutionary percussion cap system and ruled warfare for some 200 years.Flintlock was a firing action related to early firearms. The firing action consisted of a spring-loaded cock-lever containing a small amount of flint in the hold of a screw-tightened clamp. There was a steel "frizzen", or flashpan, for which the flint to work against. The frizzen covered the supply of gunpowder. As the charge and ball were loaded down into the barrel muzzle-first by way of a ramrod, the operator would then set the cock to be 'half-cocked' and have his weapon ready to fire. When aimed and ready, the operator would then set the cocking lever to "full-cock". Pulling the trigger began the firing action for the trigger let loose the cock-lever to which struck the flint against the frizzen. The struck frizzen would expose the gunpowder in the flash pan through a "touch hole" to the resultant sparks. The resulting spark ignited the gunpowder and set off the main charge, the resulting pressure firing the bullet out of the barrel. Flintlock guns served the world for some 200 to 300 years before being replaced by the percussion principle.
There are a total of 20 Flintlock Guns (Pistols, Muskets and Rifles) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.
The Baker Rifle became the first of many standardized long guns in service to the British Crown when adopted in 180...
From the 17th to the 19th centuries, the Blunderbuss proved a popular weapon for its intimidating appearance and ma...
The Brown Bess was an important part of British Empire expansion progress and served the British Army from 1722 to ...
The British Sea Service Pistol managed a healthy service life covering decades and several major conflicts of the p...
The Charleville musket served throughout countless conflicts including the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, ...
The Duval a Nantes flintlock pistol emerged between 1760 and 1770 and was conventional in every way....
The Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle was embodied in carbine form by the Pattern 1853 Cavalry Carbine....
The Model 1795 musket was the first musket to be produced in the United States, production handled by the Springfie...
Harpers Ferry Model 1803 Rifle production reached nearly 20,000 units from 1803 to 1819....
The Model 1805 became the first American pistol to be manufactured by a US military arsenal....
The Harpers Ferry Model 1816 was the most-produced flintlock in American history - totals reaching 675,000....
Despite its 1819 appearance, the Hall Rifle managed to see limited use in the American Civil War of the 1860s....
The Henry Model 1813 Navy pistol was known to be carried into battle by US Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry during the...
The Johnson Model 1836 was sold to the US government by way of contract for nine dollars a pistol....
The introduction of rifling within the barrel of the Kentucky Rifle made it a more accurate musket past fifty yards...
The Remington Model 1841 was the Remington take on the classic Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle originally produced by ...
The Sharpe flintlock pistol was typically taken on through private purchase by Royal Navy officers....
The Springfield Model 1816 Musket lived a long and healthy service life - seeing action throughout all of the Ameri...