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Author Topic: 3 locks mounted on one barrel  (Read 79 times)

Online goingoldskool

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3 locks mounted on one barrel
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:44:11 PM »
I have a buddy that went up to Wisconsin over the weekend and saw something that he thought I'd find interesting.... it's a single barreled rifle with 3 locks mounted one in front of the other... the first one looks to be in the normal spot with the next two mounted without much room between. 
The only thing I can figure out is that they loaded the first powder/patch/ball down to the normal lock then loaded another powder/patch/ball on top of the first ( it would rest on the first and be at the middle vent hole), then the same on the last .... thumb back the forward cock and  shoot, thumb back the middle cock and  shoot, then thumb the last cock  and shoot it....   a 3 shot flintlock????? I don't know,  do you???

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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 07:41:57 PM »
I didn't take the pictures,  so don't blame me that they're so dark....   :-[

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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 08:04:57 PM »
wild!  AND dangerous!  no wonder it didn't catch on!  :)

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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 09:49:22 PM »
Rodd asked me if I knew and I surely did not...

I cannot imagine that a patched ball would keep a load behind it from igniting but then, what do I know...his idea is as good a "Guestimation" as any unless someone has some facts on such a contraption...

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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 02:08:47 PM »
I've seen pics of those before.That's exactly why they're like that.Neat history but I'm good with not shooting those guns lol

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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 07:00:14 PM »
If it inadvertently fired more then one charge and ball, it'd be something like a buddy of mine once up in PA...

He had a TC renegade I'd gotten him new and once he loaded it, got to talking to some others at the range and forgot to remove the ramrod after driving home the patched ball..

Fired it!

Said it kicked pretty good and it made a beautiful hole in the target then coiled up the ramrod (metalic) into a nice coil in the dirt bank behind the backstop...

Of course, those guns were made with modern steel, not the stuff of Yore... Fun to speculate on their intentions and why they never caught on, but who knows for sure?

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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
« Reply #8 on: Today at 11:43:08 AM »
I guess this would be an assault flintlock back in the day

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Re: 3 locks mounted on one barrel
« Reply #9 on: Today at 02:45:46 PM »
I guess this would be an assault flintlock back in the day

OH, MY!!! ??? ::) :P