Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013 1:55AM
Flintlock clarifies to 'rifle'.
I am uploading decorative ornaments used on flintlock arquebuses. (These are 17th-century firearms that pre-date muskets.) The decorations are shown on the flintlock mechanisms that were used at this date, but 15th- and 16th-century arquebuses used wheel-lock and match-lock firing mechanisms.
In other words, a flintlock is a firing mechanism and not the weapon itself. There are flintlock pistols, for example, so the clarification to 'rifle' is inaccurate.
Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013 5:30AM
I've had the same gripe with "musket", which also maps to "rifle". Totally different weapons!
Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:19AM
I'm gonna sit on Flintstock for now. This is pretty big fix. Stay tuned at a later date.
Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:40AM
^ Flintstock? It's that Jetlag beer again!