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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: What does your napping tool for your flintlock look like?
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2020, 05:32:59 AM »
Mine looks like a flat, one-piece metal turnscrew, because it is.  Takes up no room at all and has always worked.

Offline Bob McBride

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Re: What does your napping tool for your flintlock look like?
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2020, 06:53:00 PM »
Thinking through this a bit, as folks have mentioned, I most often need to nap with the firearm loaded, and Id imagine most napping was done historically with an iron hammer, turn screw or knife blade, I can see another important reason for feather holes or tapered vent picks....
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Offline MuskratMike

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Re: What does your napping tool for your flintlock look like?
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2020, 07:03:10 PM »
Feather holes, now where did I see a video recently about this? I try and get the 'ol girl to fire by wiping flint and frizzen with alcohol. Then after it has fired I clean up the flint with a brass tool, but that's just me.
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Re: What does your napping tool for your flintlock look like?
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2020, 07:05:08 PM »
Feather holes, now where did I see a video recently about this? I try and get the 'ol girl to fire by wiping flint and frizzen with alcohol. Then after it has fired I clean up the flint with a brass tool, but that's just me.

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Offline Daryl

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Re: What does your napping tool for your flintlock look like?
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2020, 09:38:42 PM »
2 different napping tools I use.

The second one also works well and is used in a prying motion.
The base of your frizzen on English flints by lining it up on the edge of the flint and pushing down.




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Re: What does your napping tool for your flintlock look like?
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2020, 05:39:06 PM »
I shoot frontier style all the time out of my pouch and do not even own a ball starter.  I carry the bare minimum.

To nap a flint I go to half cock, put my LH index finger under the flint edge to support it and use the back of my belt knife to tap the flint's edge.  Takes a little practice but works great.