What kind of tools are needed to create flintlock mechanisms? Bolt action?

Nov 2015
Pacific Rim
This is kind of speculative as I've been thinking "if I traveled back in time with a flintlock, how far back can I go before it's too difficult a mechanism for people to be able to create?" Same with bolt action (and the percussion caps to go with it).

But I don't know what tools and techniques were used to make these mechanisms to begin with.


Forum Staff
Feb 2009
Eastern PA
You could make any object, using a blacksmith's forge, an anvil, hammer and a file.

All you would have to add is skill, time and patience.

I also recommend that you show up with an intimate knowledge of the design, otherwise you would have to invent your weaponry also.