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Flintlock lock diagrams, not normal

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I be searching for a diagram of the internal mechanism for a flintlock pistol that has the lock mounted in the middle. For example :

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AKA: Boxlock

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The mechanism is incredibly simple, but you may not be able to find diagrams. It is very similar to the way a single action revolver works, without, of course the cylinder rotating and locking parts. You should be able to find diagrams for that.

The way it's made is that the half-cock and full-cock notches are cut directly into the bottom curve of the cock (hammer), much like the notches in a flintlock tumbler, and the top of the trigger itself is made to directly engage the notches without any other parts involved, like a separate sear. The mainspring usually bears on a rearward extension of the cock, and pushes upwards on it. I hope that explains it somewhat. Again, take a look at single action revolver diagrams while reading this explanation. Lots of info out there on Colt single actions, so you should find a diagram.

>>>> Cascabel

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The mechanism is incredibly simple, but you may not be able to find diagrams. It is very similar to the way a single action revolver works, without, of course the cylinder rotating and locking parts. You should be able to find diagrams for that.

The way it's made is that the half-cock and full-cock notches are cut directly into the bottom curve of the cock (hammer), much like the notches in a flintlock tumbler, and the top of the trigger itself is made to directly engage the notches without any other parts involved, like a separate sear. The mainspring usually bears on a rearward extension of the cock, and pushes upwards on it. I hope that explains it somewhat. Again, take a look at single action revolver diagrams while reading this explanation. Lots of info out there on Colt single actions, so you should find a diagram.

>>>> Cascabel

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I took a look at a friends percussion yesterday and what I could see was simple using a coil spring. I found this which looks like whatim looking for, however it has a flat spring. Which would you use?

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The mechanism is incredibly simple, but you may not be able to find diagrams. It is very similar to the way a single action revolver works, without, of course the cylinder rotating and locking parts. You should be able to find diagrams for that.

The way it's made is that the half-cock and full-cock notches are cut directly into the bottom curve of the cock (hammer), much like the notches in a flintlock tumbler, and the top of the trigger itself is made to directly engage the notches without any other parts involved, like a separate sear. The mainspring usually bears on a rearward extension of the cock, and pushes upwards on it. I hope that explains it somewhat. Again, take a look at single action revolver diagrams while reading this explanation. Lots of info out there on Colt single actions, so you should find a diagram.

>>>> Cascabel

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I took a look at a friends percussion yesterday and what I could see was simple using a coil spring. I found this which looks like whatim looking for, however it has a flat spring. Which would you use?

It depends on what you want, as the spring would not be visible in the assembled weapon. A flat spring is what the old originals used. Coil springs are a modern innovation, and were never used in the old days.

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Tis funny how things progress thinking about not too long ago I was looking to try to figure out how a piece worked and here I am now building them from a simple solid piece of bronze. With a belt hook even, imangine what I'll be building in 5 years time :(

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Where do you find seamless Bronze tubing suitable for barrels???

Do/have you test fired these with double loads? Any performance issues?

Just curious....me likey your toys!!! Wouldnt mind trying a few builds like that myself, using the bronze for a smoothie barrel, not stealing your boxlock pistol idea!!

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Its made from solid stock

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