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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Frizzen quick trick

Since the other thread on frizzen generated so much interest I thought I would share this nifty little trick. Try it and see. Ive had frizzens so "dead" you couldn't get any spark at all no matter how good the flint and no matter the adjustment. This little trick had them sparking great (temporarily) in no time at all. Take a magnesium fire starter, the kind available at most camping and outdoor stores. Rub it vigorously against the frizzen surface. It is soft like lead. It will begin to deposit a light coating onto the frizzen. You will have sparks like crazy into your pan for atleast ten or twelve shots before it begins to diminish if you do it right. Its not a substitute for a re hardening or a replacement but it will get you through a deer season. I started carrying the magnesium striker with me in my pouch for touch ups in the field. And yes that is a rough piece of agate . It sparks like you wouldnt believe!
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 12:59 AM
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Re: Frizzen quick trick

Not saying this isn't legal or anything, but according to Title 58 Pennsylvania Code, I'm not sure I would be advising to do this.

From the code:

" (b) Flintlock muzzleloading deer season.

(1) Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt deer during the flintlock muzzleloading deer season with a flintlock muzzleloading firearm. The firearm must be an original or similar reproduction of muzzleloading firearm manufactured prior to 1800. The firearmís ignition mechanism must consist of a hammer containing a naturally occurring stone that is spring propelled onto an iron or steel frizzen which, in turn, creates sparks to ignite a priming powder. The firearm must have open sights and be a .44 caliber or larger single-barrel long gun or a .50 caliber or larger single-barrel handgun that propels single-projectile ammunition.

(2) Prohibitions. While hunting deer during the flintlock muzzleloading deer season, it is unlawful to:

(i) Use manmade materials attached to the hammer or frizzen to create sparks.

(ii) Use telescopic sights.

(iii) Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than required by section 2322(a)(4) of the act (relating to prohibited devices and methods).

(iv) Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection."
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The key word is attached.Nothing is attached to the frizzen to enhance or alter the spark.It is just repairing the legal frizzen,not illegally modifying it.
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Re: Frizzen quick trick

Is there any chance that you could set off your main charge when you rub the magnesium on the frizzen?

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Very good question.
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Do the frizzen before the before the barrel!
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That's an awesome tip.
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I'd question the legality as well.....says right there...iron or steel frizzen...
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I'm going to try this out. Not sure if it's legal or not , but I'd say the chance of anyone even knowing about it would be very slim. If it works as described I'll go with it.
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Would this be a good idea for new
rifle?
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