I think the willingness to offer thoughts and suggestions concerning the best way to treat flintlocks, is perhaps a unique characteristic of those who feel the history of these fine pieces is special to Pennsylvania and Pennsylvanians. It is a special fraternity of hunters who feel the need to enhance each and every newcomer's experience with flintlocks.
May this special season for these special weapons continue unchallenged for years to come.
Yea they are and for the most part the real deal too.
Soupe is correct --there is a wealth of BP knowledge lurking here.....All of us learn a new thing or two at this site all the time. Some things are so simple we never think about them----IE I remember one fellow mentioning he used a bread loaf bag over his lock to keep the rain off---
Me I added -- I like to put a balloon over my muzzle in wet weather and shoot right through it!
AIM SMALL MISS SMALL
Isaiah40:31Wings of Eagles
Numbers6:24May HIS Face Shine Upon You
I'll add my appreciation to all on here too.I just started flintlock shooting about 2 years ago and the folks on here have given me alot of great advice!!Thanks all!!!
I'll second that. This is my 3rd year with flint and a big thanks to all you in the know that have helped me out. Always wanted to get a flint gun for years, but never could, not knowing anyone to show me some ropes. All of you HPA flinters have really given me a big step up in my late season hunting.
The bow is still my niche and still shooting in the yard just in case, but unless it's pouring rain, the flint will always be by my side after Christmas.
Next step is a custom traditional gun, but that will take some time to save for. Then maybe some new hunting clothes