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Flint Question

I see RMC oxyoke, is selling a Jaspis flint, looks like the old Thompson Center 7200 black flint, I just wonder if it is the same?

RMC is also recommending the Jaspis flint on there flintlocks.


Anyone using the Jaspis flint?

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Either black english, or as a back-up in the possibles bag a T/C agate is all I ever use. Dont know about Jaspis, but I am curious....

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call me "backwards", but I have used English flints for almost 40 years and can't imagine anything would be any better.
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Me too Blackpowder. The T/C agates were a "gift", and they worked at the range, but like Pyrodex, it has limited uses. (GOEX FOREVER!)
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I see RMC oxyoke, is selling a Jaspis flint, looks like the old Thompson Center 7200 black flint, I just wonder if it is the same?

RMC is also recommending the Jaspis flint on there flintlocks.


Anyone using the Jaspis flint?
First I ever heard of the Jaspis flint? Been using Tom Fuller's English flints which IMO are 2nd to none.

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They look like cut German Flints. Not sure why RMC would sell them. They have never been as good as English flints for L&R locks which is what are used in RMC's rifles. However, a quick search on RMC's web site did not show any rifle sized flints except the Jaspis. (Musket flints yes) I am always willing to learn about something better, but 40 years of muzzle loading and I have never heard of cut flints being as good on custom locks as English, or amber or chert.
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I looked them up and at $14 I think the ones on my knapping tarp are lookin real good, I have used Hornstone with great success and Cobden is excellent. Bob
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+ 1 on the Tom Fuller flints they are the best I've ever used in my T/C Hawken and my Lyman Trade Rifle.
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+ 1 on the Tom Fuller flints they are the best I've ever used in my T/C Hawken and my Lyman Trade Rifle.

and from what I have experienced, people that come to my house with one of those guns or similar production rifles that are having troubles with misfires, a English flint usually takes care of it.
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I got my last Fuller English flints from TOW and was pleased.

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