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Wheellockmech

The clamp holding the flint on a wheellock pistol.

The clamp in older muskets, was what held the piece which was the centerpoint of the ignition of the gun.

In matchlocks, the clamp held a slow-burning wick (or slow match) which was pressed into the flash pan. In wheellocks, the clamp held a piece of flint which was struck against the rotating metal wheel. In snaphances and flintlocks, the clamp held a piece of flint which hit the striking surface (frizzens in flintlocks, and steel faces in snaphances).

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