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  1. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer All About Flintlocks. Part Ten. Making A Hammer Cap.

    A hammer cap, also called a hammer stall, is used as a safety device. Half cock on the lock is the safety, but the hammer cap is a secondary safety device just in case the gun should "go off half cocked". In which case the gun flint would simply hit the leather hammer cap & the gun would not...