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British Army Musket Flintlock Mechanism

Flintlocks first appeared in the last quarter of the 17th century.  They worked by igniting their charge by sparks created when a piece of flint hit a striking plate.  The sparks then fell into a shallow pan containing priming powder.
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAAM077a; EAAM077b; EAAM077c
East Ayrshire Council

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