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Flintlock Long Guns / Re: Leather -or- Lead to Hold Your Flint?
« Last post by RobD on April 10, 2021, 05:58:04 PM »
I spent more than a fair amount of time trying to like lead wraps and gave up.  Leather is just plain better, for me. 

One thing i did notice in Larry's lock images is the length of some of the leather wraps were a tad too long and could hold spark and smolder the leather.  This has actually happened to me.  The leather wrap should never go beyond the beak of the cock.  This leather smoldering thing can also be an issue for side mounted leather wraps as a lot of leather is exposed to the pan's ignition, which is why I stopped doing that process ... just be careful ... I'd rather be safe than sorry when messing with black powder, especially the fine stuff in the pan.
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Flintlock Long Guns / Re: Leather -or- Lead to Hold Your Flint?
« Last post by Rocklock on April 09, 2021, 06:07:40 PM »
Yessiree. Ima gonna gotta try that.
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TMA Store / Re: New TMA hats for sale!!!
« Last post by Black Jack on April 09, 2021, 01:25:54 PM »
Fine looking hat! Just ordered mine!
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The Campfire / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Two Steps!!!
« Last post by Bigsmoke on April 09, 2021, 12:19:04 AM »
Happy Day, Al.  Guess I will just have to stop having them for a while so you can catch up with me.  Hope it was all that you could handle (at this advanced stage of your life).
John
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Your TMA State Representatives / Re: Idaho
« Last post by Bigsmoke on April 09, 2021, 12:13:35 AM »
Congrats, Kevin,  I think you are going to have some fun with that.  There are a lot of good guys involved with the sport around there.  Enjoy!!!

John (Bigsmoke)
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The Campfire / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Two Steps!!!
« Last post by Two Steps on April 08, 2021, 09:45:34 PM »
 :toast
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Flintlock Long Guns / Re: Leather -or- Lead to Hold Your Flint?
« Last post by Winter Hawk on April 08, 2021, 09:11:59 PM »
Now that's a good idea!  :yessir: I'll have to try it.  Thanks for posting it!

~Kees~
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Your TMA State Representatives / Re: Idaho
« Last post by Uncle Russ on April 08, 2021, 06:36:47 PM »
 :hairy

Kevin, you most certainly be "da-Man".........
And I, for one, would like to congratulate you on your choice.

It's all the fellas, like you, that make the TMA their home and my home!
Thank you!
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Upcoming Shows and Rendezvous / Re: One Person Rendezvousing
« Last post by Ohio Joe on April 08, 2021, 04:21:19 PM »
Kees,

Myself, I have never gotten into the trekking... I should... I have an abundance of places to do it out here where I live.

I think I will try my hand at making a leanto and play a bit with it at Rendezvous. I'll probably take the wedge tent along as well. Of course if the family decides (at the last minute - as has happened before) that some of them are going to come along,,, well,,, just have to see where that takes me.  :shake  And I'd love to see them come along!!!  :hairy

 
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Flintlock Long Guns / Re: Leather -or- Lead to Hold Your Flint?
« Last post by Stormrider51 on April 08, 2021, 02:47:27 PM »
And then there's the guy who has to be different.  I tried lead a long time ago and had the problem of it compressing enough require periodic tightening.  Leather works but may require a hole to be cut to let the flint be set far enough back for proper fit relative the frizzen.  Then somewhere I read about using buckskin wrapped sideways leaving the rear of the flint exposed.  Buckskin is "tacky" and grips both the flint and the cock well.  Adjustment of the flint front to rear is easy.  I've been using that technique ever since and with good results.
John
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