Making Circassian or Caucasian flintlock - miquelet

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    I found a description and diagram of such a castle in a book "Oruzhie narodov Kafkaza" (Arms of the Peoples of the Caucasus) E. G. Astvatsaturian.
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    I searched on various sites for photographs of Caucasian flintlock miquelets.
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    Oh sure.
    Да, конечно.
     
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    After which I accepted the drawings and paid for the work.
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    Having received the blueprints, I set about making the castle. Started with a pan.
    Hurried, made a mistake and I had to do pan again for flintlock.
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    I cut blanks for the mainspring and frizzen spring from spring steel.
    Forged flattened the round billet and cut the outline of the hammer for flintlock.
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    Installed the pan in the lock plate, and started making the hammer.
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    Oooooh, I just admire fine hand work - real craftsmanship it is - this is going to be a great build! Nice photos too!
     
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    Wow ! This is going to be amazing ! :cool:
     
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    Frizzen for lock. First part
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    Curious... why is there a hole in the frizzen ? Or am I looking at this wrong ? Was it needed to anchor the part while working on it ? :cool:
     
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    The battery face is often a striated separate piece that is held by dovetails or a screw from the rear hence the hole. I think this whole theme is great, Admirable work . Sure there not long rifles or CVA,s but what I deem stylish & very interesting . Rudyard
     
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    Thanks.
    Right. I will manufacture a separate part for the Frizzen, which can be replaced if necessary.
    This is a feature of the design of flintlock - miquelet.
     
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    I was thinking about how the face of the frizzen would be attached. It seemed like a way to do it. But then I thought with such a piece, you might need a hold down of some sort. Then have that hole handy to attach the frizzen face.
    Thank you for straightening me out... I may not be the sharpest candle in the knife... but I do catch on. :cool: :doh:
     
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    Old file. The quality of steel is excellent - made in the USSR :thumb:
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    Annealing steel, then milling.
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