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Offline jwhiteker

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British flint?
« on: February 27, 2023, 04:47:00 AM »
Today I found my second gun flint here in Kansas. Any experts in here? From the research I've done points to British made, likely 1800-1860?  I know that these can still be purchased today. I highly doubt that anyone was shooting a flintlock rifle in the last 100 years anywhere near the place I found this. Thoughts?






Offline rich pierce

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Re: British flint?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 05:04:44 AM »
Yeah, itís an English flint. Pretty sure most gunflints used in what is now the USA in non-French and Spanish areas were English. When we werenít fighting.  ;D
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Offline jbigley

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Re: British flint?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2023, 07:16:39 PM »
Cool find! Sure looks like Dover flint.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: British flint?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2023, 07:46:41 PM »
Good find. :)
« Last Edit: February 28, 2023, 07:53:52 PM by Daryl »
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Re: British flint?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2023, 12:31:59 AM »
Bunch of flints like that along our trail through the bush. Oft times wonder if someone
in a couple hundred years would stumble upon them, but that is quite unlikely. :(
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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: British flint?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2023, 07:29:33 AM »
Dover flint JB?

Brandon was my thought. The Suffolk area is covered with good quality flint.   Many buildings constructed of great flint nodules.

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Offline TDM

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Re: British flint?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2023, 08:27:20 AM »
Very neat. How or where did you find it?