Flintlock

Flintlock, Firearm with flint-striking ignition.

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Flintlock is a general term for any firearm that uses a flint striking ignition mechanism. The term may also apply to a particular form of the mechanism itself, also known as the true flintlock, that was introduced in the early 17th century, and gradually replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies, such as the matchlock, the wheellock, and the earlier flintlock mechanisms. The true flintlock continued to be in common use for over two centuries, replaced by percussion cap and, later, the cartridge-based systems in the early-to-mid 19th century. Although long superseded by modern firearms, flintlock weapons enjoy continuing popularity with black-powder shooting enthusiasts. History French court gunsmith Marin le Bourgeoys made a firearm incorporating a flintlock mechanism for King Louis XIII shortly after his accession to the throne in 1610.

Flintlock (disambiguation)
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Flintlock (disambiguation) ... A flintlock is a kind of a firearm. Flintlock may also refer to: Flintlock, a Joint Combined Exchange Training programme Flintlock (musical group), a 1970s...

Flintlock mechanism
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Flintlock mechanism ... The flintlock mechanism is a type of lock used on muskets, rifles, and pistols from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. It is commonly referred to...

Operation Flintlock
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Operation Flintlock ... Operation Flintlock may refer to: Operation Flintlock (nuclear test), a nuclear test series on the Nevada Test Site Operation Flintlock (World War II)...

List of individual weapons of the U.S. Armed Forces
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List of individual weapons of the U.S. Armed Forces ... Officers (.45 ACP) M1799 flintlock pistol (.69) M1805 Harper's Ferry flintlock pistol (.54) M1816 flintlock pistol (.54) M1836 flintlock pistol (.54) M1842...

Flintlock (musical group)
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Flintlock (musical group) ... Flintlock were a 1970s pop group from Essex, England. Its members were Derek Pascoe (vocals/saxophone), Mike Holoway (drums/percussion), Jamie Stone (bass/vocals)...

Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign
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Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign ... 20-23 November and the Battle of Makin of 20–24 November 1943. Operation Flintlock and Operation Catchpole were aimed at capturing Japanese bases at Kwajalein...

Percussion cap
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Percussion cap ... over the flintlock. The caplock was easier and quicker to load, more resilient to weather conditions, and more reliable than the flintlock. Many older...

Elisha Collier
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Elisha Collier ... Elisha Haydon Collier (1788–1856) of Boston, USA, invented a flintlock revolver around 1814. His weapon is one of the earliest true revolvers, in contrast...

Primer (firearms)
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Primer (firearms) ... where it could be ignited by an ignition source such as a slow match or a flintlock though some muzzleloaders have primers like cap gun caps. This external...

Joint Combined Exchange Training
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Joint Combined Exchange Training ... marked the beginning of a long and successful FLINTLOCK exercise series. Joint/Combined Exercise FLINTLOCK I was conducted in the fall of 1968 and consisted...

Handgun
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Harper's Ferry flintlock pistol
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Model 1816 Musket
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Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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Derek Pascoe
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Mike Holoway
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Dane gun
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Flint
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