- Feb 28, 2005
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Me too. I always have heard the same thing about the sunset position but since I have never owned or fired a flintlock I am concerned. However, I have been studying photos of flintlocks and have seen several with the touch hole in the same place and some of these pictures show "custom" guns. All I can do is finish the rifle and try it out to see how it works.
Larry Pletcher did timing tests on the location of the touchole that pretty much showed that it is not important. Aesthetically, the sunset position may be desireable but, like keeping your fly zipped when around other people, keep your frizzen shut when around other shooters!