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Flintlock operation
Author(s): Peter W. W. Fuller
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Paper Abstract

The flintlock gun represented a significant advance in early small arms development. It was the preferred method of ignition for muzzle loading military and sporting arms until eventually it was ousted, firstly by the introduction of percussion arms and then by the cartridge breech loading guns. However, it is still used by many people in target and sport shooting. This paper describes some experiments using high speed photography, intended to find a means of analyzing part of the performance of the flintlock mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.516893
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Peter W. W. Fuller, British Association for High Speed Photography & Photonics (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4948:
25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Claude Cavailler; Graham P. Haddleton; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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