Took Friday off from work and took my new flintlock out. Decided to still hunt Nokamixen in 5c. Was there from 6.30 until about 10.30 and covered a pretty large area. Saw lots of signs but no deer.
On my way back to the car I decided to walk the edge of the field and some thick cover.....suddenly a large doe stood out and ran out about 20 yards ahead. Sadly I learned a valuable lesson.....I should have had powder in the pan shouldn't I. I had been talking to a guy at the range and he'd told me he only put powder in the pan when he saw a deer in order to stop the powder getting damp.
Well I certainly see the flaw in that strategy now
It would have been really nice to score the first time out but it was still a rush. Looking forward to the late season.
It is simply a safety item which can easily be homemade, and with a 12" length of rawhide shoelace, attached to the front of the trigger guard.
After you lose a couple, you'll appreciate the rawhide lace!
All my flintlocks have Siler locks and frizzens, so one frizzen cover serves the purpose for all my long guns. A loop on the end of the rawhide allows for easy removal and re-attachment. It works for me! Be safe and good luck!