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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Re: TC lock problem
Is the lock screwed into the mortice too tight, pinching the frizzen against the barrel? Screws should be just tight enough to hold the pan in place against the barrel. Too tight, and you torque the lock or push it too hard to the barrel.
And flint should be @1/16 from the frizzen at half-cock.
Polishing the top of the frizzen spring and bottom of the frizzen, where it contacts the spring, will reduce friction. And polish the pin that attaches the frizzen. Any corrosion on those metal to metal contacts will cause lag.
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