SHA ‘s Books and Publications Spotlight

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The Davistown Museum

Shooting is a lot of fun, whether it is for recreation, competition shooting, or to learn self-defense. Shooting may even save your life one day. As a proud carrier of a Concealed Carry Permit, learning to operate your firearm confidently in the event of an attack is critical. Drawing your weapon , cleaning your weapon, maintaining situational awareness, gun safety, and how to shoot for your personal self-defense.

Women Self-Defense Shooting For Personal Safety Learning to shoot for self-defense is one of the most common reasons why women start learning to shoot in the first place.

Many Flints have two sharp cutting edges. Some Flints been flattened on the top with a grinder to fit in the jaws of the cock tighter and easier, this also allows us to .

French flintlock pistol circa — A flintlock pistol circa — Ketland brass barrel smooth bore pistol common in Colonial America. Flintlock firing system of a French naval gun. Flintlock pistols were used as self-defense weapons and as a military arm. Their effective range was short, and they were frequently used as an adjunct to a sword or cutlass. Pistols were usually smoothbore although some rifled pistols were produced.

Flintlock pistols came in a variety of sizes and styles which often overlap and are not well defined, many of the names we use having been applied by collectors and dealers long after the pistols were obsolete. The smallest would fit into a typical pocket or a hand warming muff and could easily be carried by women. The largest sizes would be carried in holsters across a horse’s back just ahead of the saddle.

In-between sizes included the coat pocket pistol, or coat pistol, which would fit into a large pocket, the coach pistol, meant to be carried on or under the seat of a coach in a bag or box, and belt pistols, sometimes equipped with a hook designed to slip over a belt or waistband.

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Proof Marks — dating your gun Why have proof laws? Proof marks from a pin-fire showing marks; the first time the bore was stamped at proof. This gun shows proof marks only used between and Proof marks will sometimes be found on the tubes like this, but more commonly on the flats.

On the Manufacture of Gun-flints, the Methods of Excavating for Flint, the Age o See more like this On the Manufacture of Gun-Flints, the Methods of Excavating for Flint, the Age o Brand New.

Every archeologist knows that being able to identify the source material of any artifact, or the distribution of sources in any collection or assemblage, can be most valuable in providing additional cultural information on any find. After all, the individual stone artifact is often the only find that can be identified as to time period or cultural group. In addition to dating, these artifacts can often be typed on the basis of where their makers obtained the source material, how far it moved, who else might have used it, and what was needed to produce the artifacts themselves.

As an archeologist and as a flintworker with over twenty years of hands on expertise, I have decided to apply that knowledge to a brief listing of major flint sources in North America with which I am personally familiar, with the further view of helping others who might wish to make identifications in their own region of the movements and choices of particular chipped stone materials.

This listing will by no means be a complete one, especially for those sources west of the Rocky Mountains with which the writer has little direct knowledge; but it will be fairly extensive in scope. In addition to providing the basic source names and locations for many generally known stone quarry and other source materials, I will attempt to also provide a brief description of each stone type which might prove helpful as both an identification tool and as a guide to quality and workmanship potential–both subjects which I feel more than reasonably well-qualified to express.

We will begin our little journey of major flint sources in the eastern U. The diversity of flint Note: Obviously, it is well known that major flint seams run across many states in the Midwest and mid-south, and these are often given local names in individual states or regions. We will attempt to work through some of this commonality and stick with major source names for these continuous seams of layered chert types where they are encountered. Most commonly found throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania into upstate New York and beyond.

Many individual quarry sites have been identified. Common features are a semi-glossy texture of medium to dark gray color, often in pebble form with whitish cortex. Sometimes this type makes up a large portion of river, or pebble, chert.

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Heritage Products is pleased to announce that we have recently established a working relationship with a highly-skilled stone cutter in the region of France traditionally renowned for the production of the finest French Amber Gun Flints in the country. This craftsman has dedicated his career to producing these exceptional gun flints in the exact same manner as was practiced in the 18th century when France had the highest reputation for producing the best and most sought after gun flints of all those available in the world.

The flints that we now bring to you, our customers, are identical in every way with those made more than years ago! These flints are in every way, a touchstone with antiquity! When you install one of these flints in your flintlock musket, fowler, rifle or pistol, you literally experience the same reaction that was understood by proficient shooters more than two centuries ago.

The flintlock mechanism is a type of lock used on muskets, pistols, and rifles in the 17th, The gun flints were wrapped in a small piece of lead or leather An example dating from is in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (German National Museum) in Nuremberg.

Usually worn around the neck 23 Fire lighting kit including flint and striker and tinder 24 Yard of match — the cord that burns to give fire to the gun 26 Worm — for clearing blockages 27 Ramrod 28 Bag of 20 caliver lead balls 29 Caliver – before Elizabeth I came to the throne in gunsmiths around the country would make the muskets used in battle to their own specifications. The new queen insisted on standardisation, and so the bore caliver was introduced 30 Money bag with gold coins New Model Army musketeer, Battle of Naseby 1 Latchet shoes – straight lasted shoes, i.

The NMA was the first to try and standardise equipment and equip its soldiers with a standard coat. At the time they only had two prongs 24 Spoon 25 Drinking vessel made from horn 26 Wooden bowl 27 Leather flask lined with pitch 28 Felted woollen hat, the paper in the hat band is a religious tract. A lot of the soldiers of the New model Army were from the “low church” tradition, where sermons are the central feature of the service.

It has white worsted woollen cap cords and tassels, a brass cap plate bearing a Coldstream star in the centre, a black leather cockade worn on the left hand side red and white feathered plume to indicate that the wearer is from a centre company. If the soldier was from the Grenadier Company he would wear a white plume and from the Light Company a Green plume 2 Fingerless woollen gloves 3 Soldiers red short coat bearing the rank of Corporal, it was lined with course linen and had Royal Blue facings, white worsted lace pewter buttons in two’s as is the custom for the Coldstream Guards.

On the top is a rolled Greatcoat and mess tins held in place by pipeclayed buff leather straps 8 Leather cartridge box which contained 60 rounds of pre-packed ball cartridge ammunition, it has a Coldstream Guards star fitted to it and was carried on the right hip by a pipeclayed buff leather shoulder belt. It had an effective range of meters but was capable of firing to meters.

Zippo Survival Lighter

While excavating in the back room of the house, in the kitchen-that-later-became-a-bathroom, Max and I excavated a section of floor that was yellow-ish and hard. As we began to come down through it, we began to notice that there seemed to be a fair amount of artifacts sitting on top of the dark gray floor underneath. We left the objects in place, hoping to get a better idea about what was going on once we had the entire yellow-ish layer removed.

Gun flints glittering like jewels We know that these men changed flints that morning because over years later, Concord resident and archeologist Benjamin Smith found many of those flints, resting in that same pasture, known today as the musterfield.

Odysseus feasts with his grandfather and a group of uncles and then joins them for a hunt on the wooded slopes of Mount Parnassus. When the men and dogs flush a giant boar from his lair, Odysseus, though he is the youngest in the group, is the first to lunge for the beast with his spear. But the animal dodges the blow and gores the brave lad above his knee. Undeterred, Odysseus rebounds and runs his weapon through the boar, slaying it.

After Odysseus recuperates, he returns to Ithaca with a new scar, and a new story; when his parents ask him how he got the wound, he recounts with pride the way in which he held his own in a group of men. The episode also ends up playing a role in a much different homecoming decades later. When Odysseus returns as an older man to Ithaca after 20 years of epic fighting and wandering, he initially keeps his true identity as king a secret. As the still-disguised king places his bare legs into a pot of water and Eurycleia begins to bathe them, she immediately recognizes his old hunting scar and knows who sits before her.

Physical scars have held a long and interesting place in the history and anthropology of masculinity. Scars that resulted from being branded as punishment for a crime could be ostracizing; and ones left from being whipped as a slave were emasculating.


Historic Sites Open to the Public Archaeology: For more information, contact Timothy Ives. Archaeology at the ca.

This craftsman has dedicated his career to producing these exceptional gun flints in the exact same manner as was practiced in the 18th century when France had the highest reputation for producing the best and most sought after gun flints of all those available in the world.

Gun-lock and fire-lighter flints from excavations in Kazan: Abstract The results of experimental and use-wear research in assemblage of the flint artifacts from the excavations in Kazan are represented in the article. The study has been motivated by the necessity to identify the finds of flint items either as prehistoric scrapers, blades, and cores or as gun-lock and fire-starter flints.

Experimental shooting has been carried out using a replica of a Russian musket. An iron fire-lighter dating to the 15th th centuries an occasional find has been applied in experimental fire-making by striking sparks using the standard pattern flints. The microscopic analysis of the standard pattern gun and fire flints made it possible for the authors to identify the macro- and micro-wear traces. The traceological analysis of the flint artifacts 54 samples has revealed the wear peculiarities of the gun-flints and fire stones.

As a result, most flint scrapers and retouched blades found in Kazan have been identified as gun-flints whereas the cores and massive flakes have been attributed as fire stones. Only five fire flints bear the remaining traces of real scraper working parts on their striking edges. The extreme degree of utilization of the gun-flints made of qualitative raw material and reutilization of prehistoric scrapers and cores is supposed to be caused by a shortage of qualitative flint with the population of Kazan in the 17th and 18th centuries Topics:

Antique Muzzle Loading Long Guns

Or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States, the reformer James Redpath noted how fugitive slaves were helping those still trapped in the American South to find safe haven in Canada. In the next chapter, Redpath reprinted in the vernacular the tale of Charlie, first told to a Mrs. Charlie was a runaway who lived in the swamp before reaching Canada. Rather than a mere stop on the so-called Underground Railroad freedom network, he explained how the swamp, for entire generations, had been a final destination.

In Virginia, many made their escape on the ships leaving Norfolk and other ports.

One of a collection of 15 French gun flints (a-o) and 33 English gun flints (p-vv).

If you would like us to send you an email whenever we add new stock please enter your email address below and click GO. The phrase basket-type hilts refers to a large group of hilts which provide a degree of protection to the hand and wrist. Basket-hilted swords have featured prominently among British military edged weapons over the past five centuries, from the Wars of the Roses in the mid fifteenth century to the period immediately after the second Boer War of the early twentieth century.

In setting out to give a full account of the hilt type, and the many variants within it, the first necessity has been to provide an appropriate terminology to employ in cataloguing and describing individual examples. The book, well illustrated with black and white illustrations, falls into several parts, dealing successively with general aspects of various hilt types and discussion of typological methodology, the three major groups of basket-hilted swords, the diverse group of incomplete basket hilts, ‘mortuary’ hilts, and hilts closely related to ‘mortuary’ hilts.

His large collection of British military swords may be seen at Brown University, donated by the author. The best book on British swords to be published for over a generation.

An Interview With Flintlock Rifle Enthusiast Sean Williamson of New Hampshire

QR Code A flintlock pistol made by Ketland The flintlock mechanism is a type of lock used on muskets , pistols , and rifles in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. It is commonly referred to as a ” flintlock ” without the word mechanism , though that term is also commonly used for the weapons themselves as a whole, and not just the lock mechanism. The flintlock, also known as the true flintlock, was developed in France in the early 17th century.

It quickly replaced earlier technologies, such as the matchlock and wheellock and the earlier flintlocks.

excavations introduce dating techniques and trade networks. Smith provided insight and analysis to the investigative work of his colleagues at Like-A-Fishhook Village / Fort Berthold (), analyzing Guide to the Gun and Flint Research and Comparative Collections Author: Admin.

Instead, it is a notation that the Zippo is without a doubt the best, long-term survival lighter in world. Some would argue that point. However, there are some great points, which I believe make the Zippo your ultimate firemaking friend. Zippos were invented in , and the design has been continuously tested and refined over almost 80 years. The operation is infallibly simple, and the design is elegantly bulletproof.

Today, they are durable is an understatement.

My Flint has been locked! lol