Seekins Precision to Release the “1776 AR-Flintlock”

It’s the marriage of two American icons.

There’s nothing more American than the AR-15—nothing, that is, except the Seekins Precision 1776 AR-Flintlock.

A mashup of modern technology and the technology that sent the Red Coats packing 245 years ago, the rifle maker designed their new firearm to be the star at your next July 4th bar-be-que and range day.

“Like apple hotdog pie or cowboy baseball, the AR-Flintlock brings together two quintessentially American things in perfect harmony. If you don’t like this, you’re probably a Communist,” a Seekins spokesperson told GunsAmerica in an exclusive interview.

The AR-Flintlock ditches the AR-15’s semi-automatic reciprocating bolt for a good-ol-fashioned flintlock and flash pan that would be the envy of every colonial barracks. In never-before-seen promotional photos obtained by GunsAmerica, Seekins engineers appear to have kept all other features of the AR-15 intact.

In a truly remarkable feat of firearm design, the 30-round magazine has been converted to hold 10 charges of powder, 10 patches, and 10 balls. Users simply load the magazine with the required components, insert the magazine into the firearm, load the pan with powder, and pull the trigger.

The magazine then loads the next powder, patch, and ball into the breach, and the user can fire again.

“It’s too bad George Washington didn’t have this technology when he was kicking British ass up and down the east coast,” the Seekins spokesperson told us. “The war would have been over in a month. A semi-automatic flint lock? C’mon. King George would have crapped his pants.”

Since it keeps the rail and handguard of the standard AR-15 design, the AR-Flintlock can be outfitted with optics, lasers, and lights that attach to a picatinny rail or M-Lok slots. But for those who want their rifle to be truly authentic, Seekins has developed a lantern holder that can be attached to the rifle’s handguard.

“When colonial troops were room-clearing at night, how do you think they could see? Tactical lanterns,” the Seekins spokesperson pointed out. “Most people don’t know this, but they actually affixed specially designed lanterns on the end of their rifles to make sure they were taking down British spies and not Mrs. Washington.”

Seekins’ new design is still considered a “firearm” under federal law and is thus regulated as any other firearm. Most “muzzleloading rifles” are not considered firearms and do not require a background check to purchase. But since the AR-Flintlock does not load from the muzzle, it still requires the usual paperwork.

“Yes, we were disappointed to receive that determination from the ATF,” Seekins said when we asked them about this issue. “We felt that such a patriotic rifle should be exempt from the anti-Second Amendment regulations that govern most firearms. We hoped that ATF agents would remove the stick from their collective butts and give this one a pass. We were wrong.”

The AR-Flintlock will be sold with an MSRP of $1,776. It should retail for something less than that, and Seekins says it will be arriving in gun stores just in time for Independence Day.

If you can’t wait until July 4, Seekins has a variety of bolt and AR-platform rifles available for purchase on their website. Riley Baxter called the new Havak Element rifle “super accurate,” and Stephen Ourada called the Havak Bravo a “great custom rifle at an incredible price point.”

Click here to see all of Seekins’ rifles.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

{ 33 comments… add one }
  • Tom April 9, 2021, 5:46 pm

    Sorry 2A family … as a flintlock snob….it’s butt ugly

    Let’s not act desperate

  • Robert April 5, 2021, 1:53 pm

    I had to back up and check the date a few sentences in. Now I want to see a genuine flintlock with all the ‘scary’ black rifle bells and whistles, just to make the Democrats’ heads explode!

  • rick April 5, 2021, 1:11 pm

    Now someone’s going to make one.. joke aside..

  • JERRY L April 5, 2021, 11:35 am

    April Fool Joke aside, it does describe the ATF quite well though….lol…

  • Wayneo April 5, 2021, 10:51 am

    I’d love to have a little carbine like the H E R.
    I’d show it to my anti-firearm liberal Democrats friends what an very modern model 1776 Peace looks like.

  • Clint W. April 5, 2021, 10:37 am

    Heck, I’m so paranoid about the coming gun laws, I have flintlocks and percussion cap, pre-made ball and minie ball, molds, 50 pounds of powder, lead, flints, and the .22Reloaded make my own caps kit, stored up. If my house ever catches fire, they will hear it blow up in Asheville.

    • dinger89794 April 6, 2021, 5:13 pm

      Read the SIG article and get a jump on .25 while you can! 😉

  • Ken Sumner April 5, 2021, 9:59 am

    Astounding! I don’t believe it! Kinda makes my Brown Bess look a bit antiquated!

  • BigO April 5, 2021, 9:48 am

    LOL! I got suckered into reading about half of it and then I realized it was an April Fools joke. It is kinda funny though…

  • DIYinSTL April 5, 2021, 9:35 am

    Laugh now but if Biden/Pelosi/Schumer/et. al get their way this might be the best we could hope for.

  • Big Al 45 April 5, 2021, 9:17 am

    It’s NOT a joke, if you DON’T like it, you probably really are a commie!

  • Darrell Kelly April 5, 2021, 8:13 am

    April Fools !!!!!

  • Walter April 5, 2021, 8:12 am

    April Fools!

  • Sigma40sw April 5, 2021, 7:55 am

    Just think it through, with the primer shortage, you still can shoot.

  • Anonymous April 5, 2021, 7:50 am

    Lol; Look at the date this was written…obviously an April fools joke.

  • Jack B April 5, 2021, 7:49 am

    This article was posted April 1st guys… come on… 😂

    • RJ April 10, 2021, 2:27 pm

      You really do show your ignorance…. You don’t need primers for flintlocks… Flint stone and frizzen makes the spark to lite the powder in the pan, which in turn lites the barrel powder.

  • Dr. Strangelove April 5, 2021, 7:47 am

    I guess that nobody looked at the date this article was posted.

  • lonkido April 5, 2021, 7:43 am

    I have a left handed East Tennessee Mountain cap ant ball rifle.

  • Texas Twostep April 5, 2021, 7:38 am

    April Fools!

  • Greg April 5, 2021, 6:14 am

    The magazine preloaded charges must be contained individually for atf to call this a regulated gun. Otherwise it would be no different from a cap & ball revolver.
    Assume it uses black powder.

  • Doubtfulshooter April 5, 2021, 5:50 am

    Joke, right? No one could make this work. Silly crap.

    • Randy April 5, 2021, 11:37 am

      Someone will surely try.

  • jack April 5, 2021, 5:40 am

    LMAO!!! Lets see if our collective communist’s (Biden,Pelosi,Shummer etc.-etc.-etc.) can find a way to ban this. I’d love to have one just as a wall hanger but that’s a lot of change just for a piece of “art” My hat goes off to these guys for coming up with this idea though, it’s kind of a way to see how stupid the left is if they DO try to ban or restrict it. This gives me an idea, how about a flintlock Gatling gun???? still LMAO!!!!

    • Texas Twostep April 5, 2021, 7:40 am

      You know this article was an April Fool’s joke, right?

      • jack April 5, 2021, 9:10 am

        Yeah, got it, just trying to see who would play along, Happy Fool’s Day!!

    • Trevor Teague April 5, 2021, 9:46 am

      1. This article was a joke for April Fools Day.

      2. There was a flintlock gatling gun that predates the ratification of the 2nd Amendment. It’s called the Puckle gun.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) April 1, 2021, 6:20 pm

    Great. It is super-extra right-handed. I don’t shoot my flintlock very often already because it is right-handed, what it really needed was a bunch more right-handed assault rifle hardware.

    • Zupglick April 5, 2021, 3:26 am

      I love the sound of Lefties whining in the morning.

      • Blasted Cap April 5, 2021, 7:16 am

        Got 2 hands, arms, eyes? Shoot it right handed. I know several lefties that shoot rifles right handed. I’m left eye dominant and shoot shotgun left handed. Everything else gets shot right handed.

    • Farm Hand April 5, 2021, 7:52 am

      If you go to their website and click on customer service you can in get into contact with them. They will make a left handed version for an extra fee my son wanted me to ask…

    • Mike V April 5, 2021, 10:38 am

      Blue Dog complaining about a fake flintlock…

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