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Flintlock Firearms

Flintlock guns appeared before the revolutionary percussion cap system and ruled warfare for some 200 years.

Flintlock Firearms

Flintlock guns appeared before the revolutionary percussion cap system and ruled warfare for some 200 years.

OVERVIEW



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 Firearms 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.






#1
1801
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Baker Rifle (Baker Infantry Rifle)
Baker Rifle (Baker Infantry Rifle)
Muzzle-Loading Service Rifle
#2
1720
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blunderbuss
Blunderbuss
Short-Barreled, Short-Ranged Musket
#3
1722
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the British Land Pattern Musket (Brown Bess)
British Land Pattern Musket (Brown Bess)
Muzzle-Loading Service Musket
#4
1750
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the British Sea Service Pistol
British Sea Service Pistol
Flintlock Pistol
#5
1717
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Charleville Musket
Charleville Musket
Muzzle-Loading Long Arm
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1765
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Duval Model 1765
Duval Model 1765
Flintlock Pistol
#7
1853
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Enfield Pattern 1853 Cavalry
Enfield Pattern 1853 Cavalry
Muzzle-Loaded Flintlock Carbine Rifle
#8
1795
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harpers Ferry / Springfield Model 1795
Harpers Ferry / Springfield Model 1795
Musket
#9
1803
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harpers Ferry Model 1803
Harpers Ferry Model 1803
Flintlock Muzzle-Loading Rifle
#10
1805
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harpers Ferry Model 1805
Harpers Ferry Model 1805
Flintlock Pistol
#11
1816
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harpers Ferry Model 1816
Harpers Ferry Model 1816
Flintlock Musket / Percussion Cap Rifle
#12
1819
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harpers Ferry Model 1819 (Hall Rifle)
Harpers Ferry Model 1819 (Hall Rifle)
Service Long Gun / Carbine
#13
1813
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Henry Model 1813 Navy
Henry Model 1813 Navy
Flintlock Pistol
#14
1836
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Johnson Model 1836
Johnson Model 1836
Flintlock Pistol
#15
1730
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kentucky Rifle (Deckard Rifle / Longrifle / Pennsylvania Rifle)
Kentucky Rifle (Deckard Rifle / Longrifle / Pennsylvania Rifle)
Muzzle-Loading Musket
#16
1850
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Remington Model 1841 (Mississippi Rifle)
Remington Model 1841 (Mississippi Rifle)
Muzzle-Loaded Rifled-Musket
#17
1760
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sharpe Model 1760
Sharpe Model 1760
Flintlock Pistol
#18
1816
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Springfield Model 1816
Springfield Model 1816
Muzzle-Loaded, Single-Shot Flintlock / Percussion Musket
#19
1817
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Springfield Model 1817
Springfield Model 1817
Flintlock Pistol
#20
1836
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Waters Model 1836
Waters Model 1836
Flintlock Pistol