I used to tell buckskinning story about being caught in weather so cold it froze my fire.Never seen that kind of cold anytime, anywhere I have been. Does a flintlock still spark at that temp?
WOW! Did that really happen??I used to tell buckskinning story about being caught in weather so cold it froze my fire.
Of course in the story I was band of three Blackfoot-crow-sioux-‘rappaho-‘ree-ute. I had to fight them off and went to shoot one and when I did my rifle didn’t fire, but the sparks were glowing right on top of the powder.
I grabbed them and tossed them in my mouth. Then threw my hawk. By then them sparks were warmed up and spit them in to my pan. Aimed at the hawk and shot. Split the ball on the hawk blade and the two half’s kilt the indians on the side, while my hawk hit the middle one and kilt him.
So I came out of that winter three horses richer.