real deal british flints


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gun-fucious
October 15, 2003, 03:58 PM
For use with all period flintlock muskets these British flints were made (knapped) to regulation pattern at BRANDON in the County of SUFFOLK in England at the close of the 18th century. The impending threat of the invasion of England by Napoleon Bonaparte galvanized the urgent production of all military supplies. Now 200 years later a cache of the original knapped military musket flints has been discovered and are available to the collector’s market. Complete your original flintlock muskets with the original knapped flints. Traditionally held in the flintlock cock jaws, cushioned by a small piece of cloth, leather or even by a small lead sheet a flint was usually good for between twenty and fifty firings before deteriorating or splitting. Each soldier, therefore, was expected to carry many spare flints as well as powder and ball. An opportunity unlikely to ever be repeated. *Price includes shipping.
Price includes Shipping and Handling Costs
Product Number NB5000
Price ea. $21.50
Total $21.50

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Mike Irwin
October 15, 2003, 04:33 PM
Wow...

A period knapped flint...

For only $21....

PASS.

Christ... :rolleyes:

gun-fucious
October 15, 2003, 05:40 PM
but Mike, these were napped by a little old lady that wore a corset and drank to King Georges health

:p

mbott
October 15, 2003, 07:31 PM
Uh, IMA-USA will sell you 5 of the same flints for $15.00: 20 flints for $50.00. This is according to their ad in SGN (Oct. 20, page 69).

You sure about the $21.50 ea. pricing?

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Mike

Poodleshooter
October 17, 2003, 03:24 PM
www.trackofthewolf.com
Knapped British flints for MUCH less.... Around $1-2 each
Of course, they're not period, but I doubt that fellow reenactors will be able to tell the difference.

4v50 Gary
October 18, 2003, 08:30 PM
Now, if the flint was hauled up from the Mary Rose and the proceeds went towards her preservation and the flint came with a certificate of authenicity, I may do it. After all, it's for warship preservation.

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