Documentation on Hammer/Thumb Stalls or Leather Frizzen Covers

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Could the "flint caps" be a different term for a hammer stall? If not do you know what they are? I'm more familiar with 18th century terms. Thanks for the info.
The French military used a square of multi-layers of leather attached at the front of trigger guard bow with a chain. The 'frizzen' was flipped forward and the leather placed on the pan covering the priming powder, held in place by the 'hammer' and flint in the relaxed position. Could that be your 'flint cap' reference?
 

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The French military used a square of multi-layers of leather attached at the front of trigger guard bow with a chain. The 'frizzen' was flipped forward and the leather placed on the pan covering the priming powder, held in place by the 'hammer' and flint in the relaxed position. Could that be your 'flint cap' reference?
No, because flint pads meant the lead or leather wraps used around the flints to hold them in the "Cock Jaws" on British and British American Military Arms.

A Hammer Cap was another name for a Hammer Stall or what today we would call a Frizzen cover.

NEAT info on the French terminology, though!

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