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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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TC lock problem

The frizzen on my tc renegade doesn't always get throw all the way open when fired. Maybe every fifth shot, the flint just scrapes asking the frizzen n pushes it open part way. The flint is set close to the frizzen and the spring pressure on the frizzen is about 3.5 pounds. Any one else have this problem?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 09:52 AM
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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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Re: TC lock problem

No the frizzen isn't contacting the barrel. Just took the frizzen spring n frizzen off. Polished the spring n frizzen contact point. Still acting about the same. Think I need some longer flints so I can put it bevel down.
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Re: TC lock problem

Deuce if you can't get it figured out run over to Cooperstown. I think you said he was close to you. Just call before you go. I think he's open Wednesday evening. He will get you straightened out.
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Re: TC lock problem

had one in my shop that I worked on and finished up yesterday. it needed a lot of work on everything. polished the frizzen spring, took material off of the contact point of the frizzen, polished the frizzen screw and hole and cleaned everything. also worked on the triggers. shot 18 times and no problems. the guy that owns the gun won't know how to act now!
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Re: TC lock problem

It's usually something already mentioned. But sometimes it's the mainspring.... caused by storing it with the hammer back.
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Re: TC lock problem

Flipped the flint so it strikes bevel down and that seemed to fix it. But it isn't gripping the flint by much. I need to find some longer flints so it sits further back in.
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Flipped the flint so it strikes bevel down and that seemed to fix it. But it isn't gripping the flint by much. I need to find some longer flints so it sits further back in.
I think you just told us what the problem is. Flint not correct size.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: TC lock problem

Could be! All the flints sold round here are 3/4" long in various widths. I'd like to get some English flints but can't find them locally. May just have to order some
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Re: TC lock problem

Last year i replaced 4 frizzens for hunters and totally replaced the locks with the L & R RPL locks...i have 3 guns this year done for after christmas!!! TC locks plain and simple are not a good design,frizzen hardness
are hit or miss..

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