cloudy-cola-corp wrote:Any body got one? knows someone who has one? or has any tales to tell of them?
Are they as horrendous to maintain and get to work as their reputation suggests? or are they all right, just need to be handled a tad gentler with them than a match or flint lock?
cloudy-cola-corp wrote:Maintaining them can you take the lock out of the stock like with a flint and give it a bit of a clean and oil with a soft brass brush or is it only for the skilled to touch?
cloudy-cola-corp wrote:you know you said earlier they where never general issue there seem to be loads and loads of surviving examples but they are nearly all pistols does that mean that they where common at the time rather than the idea some people have that they where very rare, but they where privately owned by cavalry and the higher officers who could afford to buy their own arms as well as anything issued? so among the common solider they where scarce but not among the higher ups?
cloudy-cola-corp wrote:i see I didn't know that the royalists had to import many of their weapons
and thank you for the book reference I'll see if I can get hold of it
when you use the spanner to wind the wheel do you have to turn it far or is it just a 1/4 to 1/2 turn?
John Waller wrote:Not as demonstrated by Oliver Read in the musketeer's movie where he winds one up like a clockwork toy .
Phil the Grips wrote:One tip: If you have torrential rain then sneak a short length of magnesium rod from a firestarter into the lock instead of pyrites to get a vastly more consistent shower of sparks.
cloudy-cola-corp wrote:that is a point as to where you get pyrites as none of the gunsmiths i know say they supply it. :/
all the stuff i've looked up about them said not to use flints as they wear the wheel down and makes them less reliable
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