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Smoke Poles
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The guy at the local gun shop says he left his wrapped around a tree, after a FTF. The moment he stood it up, it went off. Admittedly, the first time I tried, mine didn't go off either, but with some patience and readjustment of the flint - KABOOM! Any other flintlock stories, tips, tricks...?
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My experience with these toys are limited. But when I did play I learned fast to stay on target for what seemed for ever.
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Admittedly, I was nervous when I pulled the trigger and..... CLICK! I held it on target, as instructed for a couple of minutes before I tried again. Another attempt, or two, and after a flint adjustment, it went off. Looks like I might be willing to invest in a better flint(s), looking for suggestions (adjustment techniques). I don't know if the nerves can handle another session like the last
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been shooting flinters since the 70's. Every time I hear noise about reliability issues I tell the folks to go to a real black powder shoot. All shooting is off hand and the only time you see a FTF is if the shooter has been at it a while and his flint has gotten dull. A couple taps with a knapping tool and you are back in business.

I went through at least a 1/2 lb of powder at the Lancaster County Long Rifles rendezvous last weekend without a single mis-fire.
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#5
I don't think I have ever had a ftf with my smoke pole unless the flint was shot. Need to keep your flint fresh and your powder dry, especially when hunting.
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(05-06-2015, 10:15 AM)heatheroo1 Wrote: been shooting flinters since the 70's. Every time I hear noise about reliability issues I tell the folks to go to a real black powder shoot. All shooting is off hand and the only time you see a FTF is if the shooter has been at it a while and his flint has gotten dull. A couple taps with a knapping tool and you are back in business.

I went through at least a 1/2 lb of powder at the Lancaster County Long Rifles rendezvous last weekend without a single mis-fire.

Where was that and are there others coming soon?
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#7
a decent lock doesn't need priming powder for the main charge to light.
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#8
no tips but some eye candy of the rifle a friend builds.

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#9
Wow, that's nice!
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DeadEye;167891 Wrote:Wow, that's nice!

Brad (pictured) can be a asshole but yes he does build some nice stuff. once a year there's a festival at Ft. Halifax Park in Halifax Pa ( 20 miles north of Harrisburg) and brad is there is full 17th century clothing doing demonstrations and selling powder horns that he makes.
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