How I’ve written so many scenes in which characters draw, brandish, fire, and feed their families with flintlock rifles or muskets and never known exactly how the mechanics of said firearms work is beyond me. But I’ve got it now. Thanks to this site:
So in case you ever need to know, there you go. There are video clips provided of the firing mechanisms at work.
Click here to see and hear the action of the frizzen.
Click here to see and hear the action of the hammer.
Click here to see and hear the gun fire.
Research is such a kick. So are flintlocks. So keep those pistols steady, and those rifles braced tight to your shoulder!
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