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real deal british flints

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by gun-fucious, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Member

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    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

    http://store.museumreplicas.com/cgi-bin/www11650.storefront
     
  2. Mike Irwin

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    Wow...

    A period knapped flint...

    For only $21....

    PASS.

    Christ... :rolleyes:
     
  3. gun-fucious

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    but Mike, these were napped by a little old lady that wore a corset and drank to King Georges health

    :p
     
  4. mbott

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    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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  5. Poodleshooter

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    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.
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    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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