Re: Need help to identify #3
Awwww, I guess it is better for me to be honest than polite.
JimK, you are mistaken.
The device that holds the flint is properly called the ''hammer'' though some people use the slang term ''cock'' for it. Both terms mean the same.
The L-shaped device is a combination tool - part of it is a pan cover used to keep the ignition powder covered until ready to fire and the second part is the upright portion that is called the ''frizzen'' or, alternatively, the ''steel'' where the spark is generated
May I respectfully suggest that ANYONE wishing to challenge my statement above first do a simple Google search on 'frizzen.' The answer should be evident then.
A word of warning - you may or may not encounter one error I ran into once on the 'net where the individual had it backwards with the steel hitting the flint. But, in fact, the part first set into motion - the hammer/cock - strikes the frizzen/steel that is then itself put into motion. At least that applies for flintlocks, miquelets and snaphaunces - wheellocks are different.