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flintlockclick to hear

Firing mechanism triggered when a flint struck a piece of steel.
flintlock pan cover steel steel spring pan trigger flint cock

pan cover click to hear

Piece that closed the pan to protect the priming powder; though independent, it toggled when the steel struck the priming powder.

steel click to hear

Piece of steel that the flint struck; it was an essential part of the firing mechanism.

steel spring click to hear

Part that controlled the steel and the pan cover.

pan click to hear

Container holding the priming powder.

trigger click to hear

Piece of the firing mechanism that was pressed to set off the shot.

flint click to hear

Stone that struck the steel to produce the spark needed to ignite the priming powder.

cock click to hear

Controlled by the trigger, this piece allowed the flint to strike the steel.