Shooting Like A PATRIOT – Flintlocks & Freedom



this is Kirsten Joey Weiss and today I'm very happy to bring you a flintlock rifle it was designed in the 17th century and it's been used all around the world and in various cultures including India China Africa Europe and even America in America particularly they are specifically tied to America's freedom in the Revolutionary War this piece of technology right here helped the colonists defeat the invading British the rifling on their flintlocks was superior to the British smoothbore helped the colonists defend their freedom by giving them a few more yards against the British and in that scenario every advantage you can gain is crucial and while repeating rifles like the Winchester 1873 might have helped win the West this gun right here helped discover the West it was carried on the backs of mountain men and frontiersman as they traveled and explored America hunted and survived this type of gun is near and dear to my heart because it's a part of my history as an American but also my history as a family I have a few people in my family that work on Oracle flintlocks and also manufacture replicas the funny thing is I've never actually shot one so I did my research I studied up on this gun we're going to shoot a flintlock rifle for the first time together so let's give it a shot first things first a flintlock is not like a regular rifle you can't just stick a bullet in there stick a cartridge in there and have it fire there's a lot of prep work so we're gonna load the gun i pre-loaded this black-powder load Ethan not sure what the technical term is putting on the comments below if you know the technical term for this did my research but couldn't find what this was cold and I just want to be real so first powder make sure they're all in there this is 70 grains of powder so really just like a target load and then we're going to take this patch and we're going to grease it with a little bear grease this particular patch is called ticking take our lead ball and put it in the patch kind of right in the middle of our grease part and the grease parts on the outside stick it in the top right in the muzzle of the gun then we're going to take this and push the ball down and not be too gentle just push it down until it's snug in the muzzle take our knife and we're going to be really careful cut this patch down to about the top of where that lead bullet is take this tool again and we're going to stuff the ball down into the barrel like that and then take our ramrod take the wide end and stuff this all the way down in to the barrel and it's hard to get started we want to get started in theory would be not in doing this in battle oh my god it'd be like I'm dead just take me now I surrender nothing a very good Revolutionary War soldier I'd hide idea sniper then you have a lot of time to load two hands oh there we go there you make sure down there nice and good put the ramrod back in its little holder it's perhaps the prison right here this skill plate is covering the powder charge I don't have it charged for safety and then this Flint right here the flintlock I'm gonna this back and the Flint is going to hit the prison and that'll open up the frizzen and ignite the powder in the pan now this particular flintlock has a set trigger I'm going to set this trigger and then it will be primed and ready to go we're going to see if we can hit a clay pigeon downrange now we are ready to shoot in olden times they probably didn't use eye protection but we sure are because this is black powder and I want to protect my eyes so I'm going to take this priming powder we're going to prime this pan make sure that that powder gets all the way down in the hole that it needs to get into okay close the prison half it now we're going to full it now it's ready we're going to set this trigger let's see we can hit this play pigeon trigger set here we go can you see me can you see me definitely hit that that was awesome whoo feel like I'm in a real a dive bar right now with all this smoke that is too fun now I'm going to point this in a safe direction because there's probably still some powder burning in there that's just how these guns are and we're going to clean this gun before shooting it again run a bra down with a lubricated patch make sure no embers are burning back in the day when you were in a war zone or something like that you might take your chances but we're certainly not going to take our chances today stay tuned it's not over but before we continue make sure you hit that subscribe button if you like what you see hit that like button and I'm glad that you're joining me here today so let's go finish the job Revolutionary War style thanks for joining me for the fun challenge and joy of shooting aim true happy shooting this is where the clay pigeon was you can see that hit right in the middle right here not so bad for the first time that is awesome high tip helps one the left one who might help one of us you have flintlock flintlock rifle I am very happy to bring you a flint rock rock they were Flint lots over here and print rocks in China I'm sorry I I've been to Asia I've lived there I'm not racist okay this rifle that's thunder not good to carry a steel rifle in a thunderstorm not a good idea I think the colonists that I learned that the hard way too okay

49 Comments

  • craigguts

    April 15, 2019

    Your WAY Awesome!!!

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  • SHUR SHOT

    April 15, 2019

    It wasn't just about tea and taxes. The Brits were coming to DISARM the colonies before any revolution could occur. They wanted the guns. Kings like obedient, helpless and subservient subjects. Some things never change.

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  • Aaron Buckmaster

    April 15, 2019

    It’s like having a hang fire on a modern cartridge isn’t it. I watched your hold in slow motion. It was rock solid. Great shooting, and loading demonstration.

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  • Mitchell Bast

    April 15, 2019

    Very well done!!! Thank You

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  • MaJieMao

    April 15, 2019

    Often in the old days the closed their eyes or turned their heads when firing to protect the eyes.

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  • Randy Allamon

    April 15, 2019

    Love your stuff. I understand using what you have, but the Hawken you had only came along in the 1820's…

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  • Josiah Fender

    April 15, 2019

    Hey bae your patch was big but ?

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  • wmtecnico

    April 15, 2019

    Oh mulher boa…..de mira!!!

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  • K. A. P.

    April 15, 2019

    What kind of patriot, if it was used all of the world?

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  • ken 20

    April 15, 2019

    Amazing when you think that flintlocks were the main weapon for 200 years of our history. Great video. Many thanks. PROFESSOR KEN XXX.

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  • Beau Tanner

    April 15, 2019

    Awesome, vid!

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  • Old Veteran

    April 15, 2019

    Cool!

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  • Robert Bemister

    April 15, 2019

    Lol ??

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  • D Blankenship

    April 15, 2019

    I enjoy your channel and want to thank you for creating entertaining, informative content. I appreciate the time you take in
    research and preparation! One of my favorite films is the Patriot. So part of me wanted to hear you say… “Aim small miss small!” Please keep creating!

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  • Paul Michaelson

    April 15, 2019

    It's called a powder measure. Very nice flintlock. I've shot BP rifles mostly percussion cap for years. They are tons of fun. BP pistols too. Nice shot BTW.

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  • Savage 17

    April 15, 2019

    So cool. Very nicely done!

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  • James Dolan

    April 15, 2019

    The Thing with the round ball on it is called a bullet starter. The rifle you're shooting is called a Hawken, and wasn't around until the middle 1800s. The rifle the Americans used during the Revolutionary war would have been a version of the Pennsylvania rifles, and had longer barrels.

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  • greg S

    April 15, 2019

    Powder measure

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  • greg S

    April 15, 2019

    Modern man needs a woman like this

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  • Richard Ingle

    April 15, 2019

    Loved this one kirsten , spent my youth loading and firing these in our gun club here in the uk , the smell and the sound they made was fantastic , the blunderbuss wasnt my favourite , big kick lil 13yr old me wasnt nice bit still fun ???

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  • Death Larsen

    April 15, 2019

    wow these guns pack a whallop! you are fun to watch Kirsten 🙂

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  • Robert Galbraith

    April 15, 2019

    Flint lock, lyou added some makeup on right cheek after the shot.

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  • Robert Fulton

    April 15, 2019

    HE'LL. YEAH. A. GAL. INTO. BP

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  • Jeff Thornerg

    April 15, 2019

    I recommend purchasing a brass replacement ramrod and using a thick piece of leather to protect your palm such as belt leather to seat the ramrod

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  • big papi

    April 15, 2019

    omg its sadie adler

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  • Aditya Chaudhari

    April 15, 2019

    This girl is a national treasure.

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  • Вячеслав Муравьёв

    April 15, 2019

    ?

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  • Jackson Lee

    April 15, 2019

    I would call the power measure…. a powder measure Lol. Most of the troops during the Revolutionary War used smooth bore muskets like the British Brown Bess. The ball was smaller than the bore of the musket, this aided loading. I always use my pinky to push the ramrod back into place in case there are still burning embers in the gun, I may never play the piano again if the mushet discharges , but I will still have my hand. I really like the relaxed way that you run your channel because there is no machoness.

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  • Harry James MONTIBLE

    April 15, 2019

    I wish I had a girlfriend like her…

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  • Mike Hillecke

    April 15, 2019

    Trankes for See

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  • John Robi

    April 15, 2019

    I had the opportunity to shoot this gun in boy scouts in 1976 for the bicentennial celebration. I shot a water jug hanging from a tree from 30 yards. The gun was so loud and made a lot of smoke. After I fired it, I was looking around, and could see everyone clapping through the smoke, but couldn't hear them for about 10 seconds. I can't imagine being in battle with this gun.

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  • CalamityEnsues

    April 15, 2019

    Rarely have I seen a period costume look so fine.

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  • ryan brennan

    April 15, 2019

    Tap the ramrod to get the ball to move easier when your packing it down. At the bottom slam the rod until it bounces back out and you'll never have a hang fire.

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  • Doug Alexander

    April 15, 2019

    ‘Loady Thing’ works for me.

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  • Fish Kings Cutlery

    April 15, 2019

    I just watched several videos on loading a flintlock and it took a women to do it right! Several men were loading there flash pan with the hammer fully cocked and she did it the safe way and the right way!

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  • Michael Walker

    April 15, 2019

    Pretty lady. I could tell a little nervous voice near the beginning. Done a great job. Continue shooting the flintlock and get more comfortable. Have a great day.

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  • Lobo Blanco

    April 15, 2019

    Kirsten: catch my rifle!

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  • Owen Bell

    April 15, 2019

    as far as im a wear its just call an adjustable powder measure, maybe traditional at the beginning 🙂

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  • Owen Bell

    April 15, 2019

    a black powder girl, the smile says it all, 🙂

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  • a a

    April 15, 2019

    I have to revisit this video every once in a while.

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  • Roberts pro hunting and fishing life

    April 15, 2019

    You won't to have 100 grains

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  • sjt275

    April 15, 2019

    If the Redcoats had have seen her they would have surrendered at once and proposed marriage !

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  • Leon Greenwell

    April 15, 2019

    I think Benjamin Franklin was right – we'd be better off with bows and arrows!

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  • Henry Freab

    April 15, 2019

    Now the addiction starts, once you get that smell in your nose. I never shoot smokeless anymore. Now you need to shoot a trail at rendezvous.

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  • Steve Corfield

    April 15, 2019

    Im English and am glad the Americans kicked our butts. You can defend yourself with a gun ,we cant. You have freedom of speech while we dont. To get a gun legally in Britain is extremely difficult. When the nanny draconian government even limited 2 rounds only magazine for a pump action shotgun,thats when i finally gave up. The government can fight the next war on their own.

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  • Jesse Hayes

    April 15, 2019

    Impossible to watch your videos without smiling. You're a wonderful person and the world needs more Kirsten Joy…and more joy! Keep shooting fun.

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  • Jeff Nelson

    April 15, 2019

    She just makes me happy!,

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  • Drakenile Sovnguard

    April 15, 2019

    Also love your videos me and my wife really enjoy them….. only criticism of this video is the fact that this rifle gave significantly greater range than just a few yards. A typical shooter with a British smoothbore could probably fire accurately at about 50 yards whereas a typical shooter with a rifled gun could probably get as far as a hundred and possibly even a 150 yards… truly good shots could fire over 200 yards…. personally the farthest shot I've made with my Kentucky long rifle reproduction was 220 yards

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  • Drakenile Sovnguard

    April 15, 2019

    Powder measure

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