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flint size for 50 cal deerstalker

am needing some new flints for my lefty 50 cal deerstalker. bought some 3/4 by 3/4 English and the width is fine but are too long to allow frizzen to close. tried chipping the back to allow for the screw but ended up breaking a couple. do they make a 3/4 w by 5/8 and what do u fellas suggest? thanks!
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Re: flint size for 50 cal deerstalker

Yes they do,a size 6a I believe. English flint, French amber. Stay away from cut agate!

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Re: flint size for 50 cal deerstalker

Track of the Wolf sells the 5/8 x 3/4 Tom Fuller Flints. They recommend them for the Lyman GPR and Trade Rifles so they should work in the Deerstalker.
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Re: flint size for 50 cal deerstalker

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Track of the Wolf sells the 5/8 x 3/4 Tom Fuller Flints. They recommend them for the Lyman GPR and Trade Rifles so they should work in the Deerstalker.
Just got some in the mail today.

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Re: flint size for 50 cal deerstalker

If you are in a pinch and there's room you can try a thinner piece of leather....cutting out a piece of the leather where the hammer jaw screw goes to allow the leather to sit all the way in the jaws...hammer a lead roundball flat to use as in place of leather...


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Also...try different flint...don't get stuck thinking one is better than another...my rifle used to spark best with black English or French amber and bevel down...had the new TC hammer put on...spark was WORSE...almost none!! I played around instead of getting mad...found a white German Agate bevel up rains good spark...better than ever...and the life of it is better than ever...

I keep all kinds on hand just to experiment...the only ones I don't mess with are the cheap agates..
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Re: flint size for 50 cal deerstalker

Just take it to the grinder and put a notch in the back. Grinds hard but ain't no big deal.

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