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Offline adkmountainken

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any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« on: June 17, 2019, 05:30:30 AM »
i'm looking for a good book on flintlocks equivalent of what Ned Roberts book is to cap locks any help?

Offline smylee grouch

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 06:10:27 AM »
The NMLRA sells a good one by Eric Bye I think. Google them.

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 04:20:42 PM »
Smile Grouch is correct. It is Flintlocks a practical Gide for their use and care. It is the best and only book you will ever need on the care, use and repair of flintlocks. You can also order it signed by ordering direct from the author.
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline adkmountainken

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 02:46:20 AM »
thank you i will order that one!

Offline adkmountainken

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 04:26:07 AM »
book ordered straight from the author!

Offline Dave A

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 10:24:59 PM »
Flintlocks is a good read, but I guess I saw it as more of a general muzzleloading shooting book that doesn't mention caplocks rather than a hardcore flintlock shooting book. It's rather spare of information on how to best mount/orient/knap your flints, and should at least have had pictures of properly setup, more common locks. IMO. It ignores completely all modern production guns, which I'm pretty sure 99% of new flintlock shooters start out with. Pretty much every single picture is of beautiful, but expensive custom guns.

Still, there is a lot of good information there.

Offline Mike_StL

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 04:21:47 PM »
Sometimes we have to search outside the realm of printed material to find specific information.  Information on knapping gun flings can be found on this site by going to the  Tutorials and opening the Accoutrements Tutorial folder and opening the message thread on flints from scratch.  There are u-tube videos and links to other books. 


Offline adkmountainken

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2019, 03:55:20 AM »
i enjoy reading and a good book by the fire, love flintlocks and this book looks like it will be a good way to kill some time.

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: any GOOD books on flintlocks???
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2019, 04:36:51 AM »
It is a good read. Factual, well written and presented in a logical order. I found it a good tutorial for the new flintlock user or an old sage. Most all my flintlock friends have this on their bookshelf.
After you receive it and have had a chance to digest the material please repost on what your opinion is.
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
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