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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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flash pan problem...help please

lyman 50 cal...1 yr old...only shot 7 times. Just took it out of the case after last season. the metal piece that covers the flash powder that the hammer hits to create the spark is extremely loose. To the point where if i point the barrel to the floor it will flip open....anyone know why? there are no screw or anything keeping it in place...thanks guys
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 08:00 PM
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Re: flash pan problem...help please

There is a spring that holds it tight, Its called a frizzen. Call lyman and tell them you need a frizzen spring.

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stant...you are correct....taking it to Matt's Shooting Supplies tomorrow...said he has a spring...still dont know how it happened.
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Re: flash pan problem...help please

There is a screw that holds it as well...atleast on my TC there is...gotta take the lock off the gun to see the screw....maybe its loose?


Or I guess the frizzen spring could have broken...but you should be able to see it?



Hard to say without seeing it...


Maybe post a pic? Could possibly save you a trip to the gunsmith...
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Re: flash pan problem...help please

Sounds like a broke frizzen spring.To remove the lock,loosen screw on the opposite side of the stock about 3/4 the way.Tap with a piece of wood to push the lock out.Back screw head out the rest of the way.Now you can see the frizzen screw.
I use a small vice grip and 2 pieces of rubber to compress the frizzen spring.I ONLY compress barely enough to get the spring to fit!

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frizzen spring actually snapped off! dont know how it could have happened. Fortunately my guy Matt is ordering a new one and is gonna put it on for me for free...cheaper then sending it back to the company..
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Re: flash pan problem...help please

I know how.....happened to me. You put it away cocked back. That spring is under intense forces. Always leave it uncocked and forward. I found out mine was bad a few days before the season and had to run around to find one for my traditions. I don't know if you're new to muzzleloading but I would have never have thought not to have it cocked back and sitting in that position that something could break.
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pt1e...thats not how it happened...i always make sure the hammer is down all the way and that the striker pad is down as well....never do i have the hammer cocked back...it is a mystery how it happened.
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Mfg defect..I'd ask the company for a new one since it's basically brand new
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pt1e...took the gun to where i bought it...store owner is doing exactly that...
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