This weeks made in america takes us to die hard tool in erie.the owner of the company designed a device that insures that those who shoot flintlock guns, when you pull the trigger, the gun will fire.
Every one of his flint lock conversions kits are made in america, made right here.
Rob gronall owns diehard tool in erie.for the past 17 years, he has been doing custom machining and short production runs for various companies.but now, add flint lock conversions to his production line.anyone who has ever fired a flintlock rifle knows it can be a real chore.
The frustration of shooting flintlock.
You snap it snap it it wont fire then when it dowes fire it's a big surprise.
With gronalls invention, that flintlock will fire every time as soon as the trigger is pulledhe came up with a device that converts a flintlock to a percussion cap.
So i wanted to convert to percussion cap so it fires instantly all the time, every time.
I've never had a misfire in the 15 years ive been making them.
There are 25 different operations that go into this de.
!st its cut then squared then drilled and tapped, 3 different sizes.
The angles have to be put on marks so the when the hammer strikes it.the hammer, that replaces the flint, is also machined to a perfect angle that strikes the nipple where the cap is placed.
Then you put it up against the barrel, up against the prism then once you have it set, you tighten the push, then it's ready to fire.
Put the cap on after the gun is loaded and bang.
Gronall has a patent pending for his flintlock conversion that will fit any thompson center or thompson center clone.and they are and will continue to be made right here in erie and for good reason.
Thing is i would offer a 100% money back guarantee if anybody had problems with any devices they see me personally, not god knows who in china.
Made in america, made right here coming up........