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#16 Eric


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Posted 15 March 2007 - 07:33 PM

I borrowed a CVA flintlock a bunch of years ago and after even replacing parts I just could not get it to go off.

:( I was the one to use this gun when I was a kid and I will never forget how PA and I finally got that hunk of junk to go off. We were standing just off the back portch and he said just hold it like your going to shoot it. I did and he held a match up to the flash hole and BOOM. We cleaned it up and gave it back to my cousin and said what a piece of $%!^. :lol:
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:24 PM

I might add too that please do not do the match to the flash pan trick at home. It is only for professionals. Man the pressure coming out of the flash hole blew the match right out of my hand and darn near blew my fingers off too. If I had to do that again the match will be held by pliers.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:41 PM

I built a flintlock .45 cal Kentucy pistol years ago. Took it out to a range to shoot it, and though it sparked fine at home, I couldn't get it to spark on the range at all. Finally found that the frizzen was too soft and the flint was actually cutting into it. Took a lit cigarret and stuck it on the end of a long stick, had my buddy hold and aim the pistol down range and I touched that cigarret to the powder in the flash pan. Pistol went off fine and the blow back from the flash hole peeled the paper on that cigarret like a bannana. :lol: All the tobacco fluttered to the ground. Was pretty cool. :yes: Guess us Missouri boys are a bit more creative and careful. ;) Bare hand and a match? :blink: :no: Gee Paul, you must have been young back then! ;) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Edited by Spirithawk, 17 March 2007 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:07 PM

That is a bummer



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