Flintlock rifles were used throughout the 18th century. Early in the US Civil War (1860s) some troops were being issued flintlock firearms until their supplies could be updated.
The pattern was made by wet forming poster board. The lock cover is of oak tanned leather and includes a welt. The item is saddle stitched using tapered thread from Springfield Leather Company, Inc.
After sewing, the leather was turned right side out and wet molded directly to the firearm. After dyeing the cover is waterproofed using a beeswax, mink oil and pine pitch compound.
The cover is removed before aiming and shooting. A picture of the firearm is included to show what is being covered.
Edited by Sparks, 15 November 2010 - 09:43 PM.