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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-27-2019, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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barrel wedge lost comming out of the woods

coming out of the woods on thursday I lost my rifles barrel wedge, I didn,t notice it until I got home and as I could not go out today due to the weather and home work that needed done. after getting caught up on the home work I dug out another wedge(brass) and drilled a small hole on the tip that sticks out a little and got in a junk box and found a small ring that held keys to a small lock and put it thru the hole, it will hold the wedge in until after season when I can put a long term fix thru the hole.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-27-2019, 06:46 PM
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looks like a good quick fix. try checking at a local muzzleloader store or internet site . maybe they will have a replacement wedge for it. good luck in your search
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Put a small belly in it to hold the barrel down on the stock.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2019, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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I think I,m going to leave the brass wedge in and maybe thread the hole and add a set screw.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2019, 06:49 AM
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Good Ideas, This has happened a couple of time to me. I have a TC Hawken with an RMC/Green Mtn barrel. After having to carve one out of a piece of wood when I am out, I now carry a spare in my patch box.
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I like to put a slight bow in the staples to prevent the wedges from falling out.

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I just bend the tab on the barrel a mite until I have nice friction when I insert the pin. Dont take much.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-05-2020, 12:56 PM
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Use a key with a slot, put a pin behind the scutcheon and in the slot to prevent it from coming completely out. Some original rifles had this feature. This was called captured keys.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-05-2020, 01:38 PM
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Years ago I lost a wedge while I had my gun apart at home. I called TC to order a new one, and they sent me one free of charge. Man I miss TC making flinters....best service department I ever dealt with.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-05-2020, 01:44 PM
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I just dimple the wedge with a center punch and hammer. Just one whack and the center punch will do the job for you.
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