Flintlock vs Jezail - What's the difference?

flintlock | jezail |


As nouns the difference between flintlock and jezail

is that flintlock is an early type of firearm, using a spring-loaded flint to strike sparks into the firing pan while jezail is an afghan matchlock or flintlock musket fired from a forked rest.

flintlock

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An early type of firearm, using a spring-loaded flint to strike sparks into the firing pan.
  • *
  • *:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ΒΆ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window,.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "flintlock")

    jezail

    English

    (wikipedia jezail)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An Afghan matchlock or flintlock musket fired from a forked rest.
  • *1887 , (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), A Study in Scarlet , I:
  • *:There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.
  • *1990 , (Peter Hopkirk), The Great Game , Folio Society 2010, p. 9:
  • *:Those deadly, long-barrelled jezails , which once wrought such slaughter among the British redcoats, had as their modern counterparts the heat-seeking Stinger, which proved so lethal against Russian helicopter-gunships.