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Old 10-11-2011, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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How to freshen up a frizzen?

Best way to freshen up your frizzes to get more spark
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:27 AM
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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

First thing I would try is clean it good.

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Old 10-11-2011, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

No its past that has marks from flint and dont put out alot of sparks
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:04 AM
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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

TC?

You can replace it, reharden it, half sole it.

If it is a case hardened frizzen and you are through the carbon layer, you can add carbon, by treating it with something like Kasenit, add a thin veneer of high carbon steel (half soling) or replace it.

What kind of gun is it?
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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

it is a lyman trade rifle... i dont know how to do any of that do you?
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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

Just replace it, its cheap and easy. If you don't know how take it to a gunsmith, he will hand it back to you in about 2 minutes if he's not busy.

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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

i did buy a replacement one and i know how to change that but still hate to throw the old one out when it can be redone.
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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

Gotcha ! Half-soling will probably make it last forever. Most I have seen were high temp epoxied, but I suppose you could solder or weld it if you knew how. I like the fact that you want to fix the old one, good thinking!

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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

Ya always nice to have a spare in case something happens during hunting season. So who can fix it for me.
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Re: How to freshen up a frizzen?

half soling isn't hard. you need a piece of very thin clock spring, or spring steel stock. 1/32 or less in thickness. (thinner the better) Using as little heat as possible cut the spring stock so it is just slightly larger than the frizzen face. Roughen the frizzen face and roughen the outside curve of the spring piece. A rubbing with a rough grind stone does a good job. Clean both pieces, epoxy the roughend surfaces and clamp together tight with a C-clamp for 24 hours. Then again, with out heat slowly grind the edgr of the spring stock back to meet the frizzen edges. I have done a few tc frizzens that way. My brother still uses one after 25 years.
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