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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-23-2014, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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May I take a moment and Beech ?

Why oh why, don't they (most if not all), muzzleloader manufacturers, use some sort of raised stamping on the flint jaws for a better grip of the flint holding choice, be it lead, leather, etc... It seems that I have to work and work at setting the flint (and holding component) just right to ensure proper frizzen connectivity, then lose the hold angle when I commence to cranking down on the screw. MANY times, if there is a slight "peak" in the flint where it meets the jaw, you can pretty much guarantee the flint will slide in the jaw grip with minimal pressure. Wouldn't a simple design of the jaw having some sort of raises bumps or teeth greatly reduce this from happening ?

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Re: May I take a moment and Beech ?

Pick and choose your flints wisely grasshopper
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Re: May I take a moment and Beech ?

My Davis lock does, in fact, have just what you're describing in the top jaw of the lock.
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Re: May I take a moment and Beech ?

Braggart.

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Re: May I take a moment and Beech ?

Hey, just letting you know that what you're asking for does, in fact, exist.

Heck, maybe you can order a top jaw from them if it'll fit on your existing lock?
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Re: May I take a moment and Beech ?

Yep, pick and choose wisely. I was/am worried more about length and width, than noticing a "peak" on the top/bottom surface.

Hmmmm, to that, I think I'll try and put the one's that are suspect in a vice, and work with a chisel. I gots nuttin to lose as they are worthless to me otherwise.

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What for lock/rifle make are you dealing with?
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My current "hunter" is a Lyman Deerstalker.

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Re: May I take a moment and Beech ?

Get a diamond wheel and a dust mask and knock those ridges off, go slow, or they heat up. You can make your own ridges with files, hacksaw dremel, heck why not try two pieces of floor grip, like for wet floors or skateboards.....

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Re: May I take a moment and Beech ?

How hard is the lock jaw steel? Just curious if maybe a punch would work? "Peen" some metal up by punching on a forward slant to raise some "teeth"?

Just a thought....
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