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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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My son was just given a TC Hawken that his Great Uncle made. Nice piece and heirloom. Only prob is the lock will not drop all the way. What could be causing this
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 11:44 PM
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Re: Lock Question

Gummed up/dirty fly?

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Re: Lock Question

Take the lock out and hose it down with some gun scrubber. Then lightly oil the tumbler and friction points.
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Re: Lock Question

Had this happen on another guys couple weeks ago.
Loosen the screw opposite the lock.Tap screw to push off lock.Scrub lock with soapy water and rinse.Lay on cookie sheet in oven on 175 for about 1/2hr to dry.Light coat of lube and replace lock.

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Re: Lock Question

Make sure the tumbler and the main spring are not hitting the wood inside the stock, if the lock seems to Work fine off the gun you might just need to make more clearance with the wood
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2015, 10:45 AM
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Re: Lock Question

First, loosen the lock screws a bit until the lock is still firmly in place, but not cranked down. Try it then. If that doesn't work, take the lock off and see if the hammer falls when you push the sear arm. (Watch your fingers.) If it falls, then there is contact with the stock. You'll need to identify where and remove wood. If that doesn't work, you can try cleaning and oiling. If it's still not dropping, I suspect the tumbler notches and/or nose of the sear may need to be reworked by a gunsmith.
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