- Historic Sites
Advertisements for specific products, services or destinations on this website are for the information of the public, and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by this institution, its officers, employees or agents.
Date:C. Early 1700s
The lock is a true flintlock, with no dog latch and is set on the half cock position. Locks of this type can be easily distinguished from the earlier dog locks by the shape of the tumbler that incorporated a reliable half cock, thus eliminating the need for the dog latch. Though the French possibly invented true flintlocks in the middle 17th century, dock locks were being used by the English military in the first decades of the 18th century.