Looking for a few new flints

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by chesterwin, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Doe's anyone have a recommended source or should I do a random search?
     
  2. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    If you’re interested, I’d be happy to knap you a few flints from some English flint I picked up in Beaufort, SC.

    They ain’t pretty, but they’re serviceable.
     
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  3. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    A sharp spark to the strike pan is what I want. Looks don't matter. PM me details and to discuss.
     
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  4. Jim Bridger

    Jim Bridger G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    My source for years for Black English Flint is "Track Of the Wolf"
    In North America we do not have the Limestone formations of flint. We do have "Chert". During my years of Flint Lock competion I used nothing except Black English Flint. If properly installed and kept sharp flint can provide 75 hot sparks.
    Some years ago a ship load of flint was found after 200 years. I was proud to use mine in the Texas State Match in 2003. :)
     
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  5. Jim Bridger

    Jim Bridger G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  6. Dixie Gunworks maybe?
     
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  7. PaleHawkDown

    PaleHawkDown G&G Evangelist

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    We sell them on our site, too.
     
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  8. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Buffalo Arms has plenty in stock for flintlock rifles.
     
  9. PaleHawkDown

    PaleHawkDown G&G Evangelist

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    Holy cow, theirs cost nearly twice what ours do.
     
  10. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    The ones I saw were about $5. Dont seem much to me. I am just putting it out there. I think most places are out of them at this time also.
     
  11. PaleHawkDown

    PaleHawkDown G&G Evangelist

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    We have the "modern" ones 4-pack for 13, 2 pack for $7, and 25 pack for $64
    Musket flints are 2 for $4.85, 6 for $14.50 and 4 for $9.70.
     
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