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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Lock Cover?

What do you guys use to cover your flintlocks when it's snowing or raining? I'm pretty new to flintlocks and need some ideas.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 02:51 AM
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Re: Lock Cover?

I think a lot of us use what is known as a "cows knee". I've made several as gifts and mine tie onto your triggerguard with a couple of leather thongs. The cows knee then comes up and over the primed flintlock and is secured with another leather thong that I wrap a couple times around a bone or pewter button. There also known as lock covers. The Leatherman sells a commercially made one for $15.00. Just google The Leatherman and you'll find one under leather accessories on their site.

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Re: Lock Cover?

I just got mine from Track of the Wolf. It is made by "The Leatherman" and I think it cost 12 bucks. I just put a coat of snowseal on it for some added protection

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Cooperstown trading post has them for $6.50 look in the Misc. sec. http://www.cooperstowntradingpost.com/

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Re: Lock Cover?

Just checked out "Cooperstown Trading Post" never heard of them, looks cool and they have good prices. Do you know if they have a storefront?

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Re: Lock Cover?

Here is what a cow's knee looks like. This one though is made of more like a suede material. Most I have seen have been stiff leather.
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Re: Lock Cover?

Ok, thanks guys. I'm gonna order one.
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Re: Lock Cover?

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This is what I use; it's made with Chamois leather used for car washing and saturated with Sno-seal. Slather the Sno-seal on and then dip it in hot water and work it in real good. Let it dry and recoat with Sno-seal. It should be waterproof then. Test it by drapping it over a drinking glass and put some water on top; if it goes through in a couple hours then retreat with Sno-seal. Once it's waterproof take off the excess so it's not so sticky with a shoe shine brush. The older the cover gets the better it gets. One of mine is over ten years old and will pass the water test for weeks and never go thru.

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How do you keep it attached mossie? I may give that a try.
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They have strange hours call before you make the trip, It is a very cool shop they have it all

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