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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Touch Hole Liner

I have an Armsport 50 caliber Hawken Flintlock with a stuck touch hole liner. It is so stuck that even an "easy out" won't budge it. Does anyone know what the threads are for the touch hole liner so that I can run a tap through the hole?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 12:42 AM
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Re: Touch Hole Liner

Ok, why take it out? I haven't taken a touch hole liner out since I owned a TC hawken 30 yrs ago. No reason to.

Now that you have tried and the hole is probably opened up beyond useable size. the are about a dozen standard threaded liners. The Armsport is probably but not necessarily metric. I'd probably tap it for a SAE size anyway. Since you are in Berks county, I'd suggest you take it up to Dixon's. he'd have the know how to remove it in a few minutes and would have the replacement on hand.
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I guess I tried to remove the liner from my son's rifle because that was how I was taught to clean my own T/C Hawken. Having a larger hole makes it easier to pump hot water into and out of the barrel. I tried Dixon's yesterday but apparently they are closed on Wednesdays.
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Yep, been closed weds for years.

Actually, a proper touch hole liner has no provision to be removed except when replaced. You want the interior powder chamber to permit the powder to be as close to the pan as possible. Even a screw driver slot keeps the powder back a fraction from the pan.
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Re: Touch Hole Liner

put the breech end in hot/boiling water and then use your wrench for screwdriver to remove the touchhole liner. They need anti seize after its cleaned and dried.
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Have you tried soaking it with JB Blaster. That stuff gets most stuff free.

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Have you tried soaking it with JB Blaster. That stuff gets most stuff free.
It is PB Blaster!
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Thanks for all of the suggestions, guys. The PB Blaster did the trick. Now I have to get up to Dixon's to get a new liner. The old one is definately metric (6mmX?).
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Have you tried soaking it with JB Blaster. That stuff gets most stuff free.
It is PB Blaster!
Dang, I had JB Weld on my brain

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Thanks for all of the suggestions, guys. The PB Blaster did the trick. Now I have to get up to Dixon's to get a new liner. The old one is definately metric (6mmX?).

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