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Down sizeing Good Flints

 
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bigdeutscher
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Down sizeing Good Flints Reply with quote

Does any one know of any vids of musket flint napping
Could one of you old hats make a video
And load it up on u-tube?
I have alot of oversized flints that are chipped or broken that could be down sized and used in a smaller lock
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:42 am    Post subject: DVD GUN FLINTS Reply with quote

http://douglaswjonesjr.com/catalogue_of_dvds/making_your_own_gun_flints

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven't already, you will probably need to look into basic flint knapping, particularly pressure flaking.

A standard English or French flint is manufactured from a long spall taken from a large core then broken to width.

To reshape or reduce an existing flint, you will have to flake it. It will take on the appearance of a square arrowhead.

Do an image search for "Indian gun flint".

Also, YouTube "flint knapping" to get the basics on pressure flaking. A short length of #4 copper, a dowel handle, and a leather palm pad are all you need to get started.

These one-at-time Indian flints are all I have ever used in my fowler.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great source here: http://www.neolithics.com/kits-etc/
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