Original 18th Century Brown Bess Musket Flints- Set Of Five (5)
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Original 18th Century Brown Bess Musket Flints- Set Of Five (5):
Powered by Frooition.comThe world leader in military collectibles, military antiques and the militaria industry All Items See our store for more great items >> Shop Categories Original 18th Century Brown Bess Musket Flints- Set of Five (5) Item Description Original Issue: For use with all period flintlock muskets; these British flints were made or 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 Bonapart galvanized the urgent production of all military supplies, including musket flints.
Now 200 years later a cache of original knapped military musket flints was discovered by IMA in Kathmandu, Nepal having been surplussed by the East India Company and are now available to the collector's market. Complete your original flintlock muskets with 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.
This is an opportunity unlikely to ever be repeated, order now while available. Original British 200 year old knapped flintlock musket flints!
Color and sizes vary, set of five (5) with purchase.
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