17th-Century Flintlock Mechanism

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 14 January 2022

An example of a 17th-century flintlock firearm mechanism. A piece of flint was held in the vice which the trigger pulled down to strike a metal bar which created a spark to ignite the priming powder which then set off the main charge of gunpowder and fired the bullet. From a c. 1650 pistol made by Claude Cunet of Lyon. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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