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Hi, I am in the throes of polishing a novel I have written and I need to know if the mechanism on a frizzen in a flint lock pocket pistol is strong enough to keep the gunpowder charge contained in the pan while a combatant is caught up in the heat of a fencing duel. My thanks to anybody out there who can help me. Best wishes to you all.
 

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The spring is pretty stout on the one that I have, and would not let the pan open by my just jumping around while wearing it, provided that nothing actually HIT it and knocked it open.
It is sure possible, though, that some are old/weak/designed differently made to allow this -

IOW, any way you want to write it would be fine -
 

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