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TC Lock Question

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Concerns a TC flintlock. If I remove the two screws on the bridle cover will everything remain intact? I would like to clean it up with some brake cleaner but don't want to risk losing parts.

The problem is that after engaging the rear set trigger the forward trigger will only release the hammer to half cock. If I don't engage the rear trigger and just squeeze the front trigger the lock works as intended...which I use for hunting anyway as its a fairly good pull.

I thought the first thing to do would be to give the internals a good cleaning...any advice appreciated, Mikail
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 08:39 PM
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Re: TC Lock Question

When I had the same issue years ago T/C sent me a new "fly" and all was well.....

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Re: TC Lock Question

To remove the lock,loosen the screw on the opposite side of the stock.Loosen a few turns then tap the screw head with screwdriver head to push the lock off the stock.
Give it a good scrub with soapy water,rinse,dry with hair dryer or in oven at lowest setting.Lube up and see if it still hangs up.Could be simple trigger adj or the fly.

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Re: TC Lock Question

I think you should remove the main spring before taking that plate off. The rest is self explanatory. There are some small pieces but nothing should take flight.
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I'll try what you guys said, Thanks...410-er. I take that lock off the stock often, even just for normal cleaning after hunting sometimes...If I just leave it as is and just use the front trigger all will be OK, if it don't get worse. As I said it's not a bad trigger pull when just using the front.

TC (S&W) don't seem to want anything to do with the old side locks. They will if you kinda beg but they seem to want to discourage any "life time" warranty work. I think it depends on who you talk to. THANKS, again...Mikail
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Here is a pic of the fly.
It's the small triangle piece in the middle. Tumbler on the left and sear on the right. Remove bridle and then remove fly. It just pulls out. Sits in there on a small pin.
Do this over a towel or something. They have been known to dissappear.
Clean and lube.
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You bet...Thanks
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