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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-25-2014, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Getting more spark!

Borrowed. A TC muzzleloader and had god spark in the pan. Flint was 25 years old amd I figured I'd change it. Now the spark is horrible, even with the old flint, I've got numerous ones to try, any suggestions? I just want the spark I had. Frizen seems to be getting smooth. Any suggestions appreciated! Merry Christmas
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-25-2014, 02:28 AM
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Re: Getting more spark!

Are the flints sharp? When you close the frizzen and lock at half cock is the flint almost touching? Try bevel up and down in the jaws, worse case scenario is the frizzen needs carburized or replaced. Kinda late in the ballgame to be playing with that stuff, hopefully flint placement or sharpness is the cause...good luck!

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Re: Getting more spark!

With a tc lock the flint should be 1/16th of an inch away from the frizzen at half cock. Flint placement can be the difference between good spark and no spark
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Getting more spark!

Put a new frizzen on and nearly got burned. Old one was totally shot. Any flint works great now. Hard to find TC frizzens though. Thanks all.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 11:55 PM
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Re: Getting more spark!

Put a lyman frizzen on it and dont look back
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 11:56 PM
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Re: Getting more spark!

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Put a lyman frizzen on it and dont look back
Would a Lyman frizzen work on a traditions Pa pellet?
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Couldn't find one, just a tradititions and it would have been a hard modification
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 12:25 AM
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how close are You to dixons?? they are the go to place!!
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Re: Getting more spark!

Ah, your first post said you borrowed a T/C flintlock, which would have directly taken the Lyman frizzen, no modifications whatsoever. Afaik the Traditions locks will not in any way take a Lyman frizzen.

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Never heard of dixons, must be far
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