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Which flint for my flintlock?

What is the best flint to use in a flintlock? I have an plain old knapped piece of flint in my traditions and something white in my T/C (believe it is ageate or whatever its called).

Also, what is the best/proper way to adjust the flint in the lock for the best spark?
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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

The black english flints work well for me.I have the flint make as much spark as possible without touching the frizzen at halfcock. Bevel up or bevel down doesn't matter to me as long as I am getting good spark.
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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

I use flints from Rich Pierce over on another forum. They are white, I believe they are referred to as chert. Your flint should strike about 2/3rds of the way up your frizzen, be it bevel up or bevel down. I like to keep mine just a fraction of an inch off the frizzen at half cock.

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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

I get the best life and greatest spark from these 3.
Tom Fuller Black English
French Amber
American Chert


Those cut flints just don't last or give good spark!

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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

I do like the french amber flints. The english ones are also good. Stay AWAY from the cut agate flints. I have shot 70-80 shots from a good franch flint

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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

Seems to depend on the rifle when it comes to cut agates. My GPR hates everything but cuts. I get numerous shots from one end and then flip for a tons more. A fella onec told me it depends alot on the lock/hammer angle etc. etc.. I just played around and found what worked for me.
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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

I get the best spark from english flints, they may not last as long as the cut flints but they spark far better and everytime!
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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

can someone take a picture and upload how close your flint should be when it strikes the frizzen? should it just be 'nipping' it or a little close r and more pressure?
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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

It can't be touching at half cock as that will lift the frizzen and the powder will spill out, potentially dangerous also if the frizzen can rub the flint, a very small gap should be seen equally across.

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Re: Which flint for my flintlock?

I like long part up and spaced about 1/32-1/16" from frizzen.

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