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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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set trigger trouble.

Went to fire my Great Plains flintlock rifle today and found that when I use the set trigger the lock stops at half cock. I took it apart and looked at the fly. Seems okay and the lock works as it should out of the stock. Took the trigger out and it seems to be functioning. I put the lock back in, with the trigger still out and pushed the post with a screwdriver. The lock operated as it should. I put the trigger back in and pulled the hair trigger hard and found that yes, the lock works that way. The only way it does NOT work is with the set trigger. Any body got any ideas? If I do it 5 or 6 times it will sometimes work with the set trigger. Which kinda means to me that something is out of adjustment, but what?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 09:10 PM
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I would check clearance on the wood in the stock. I am not familiar with that lock but I have seen it many times on Siler, L&R and others.
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Thanks BP. Do you think it would be the trigger ears hitting wood? I know its not the push rod. The lock will fire properly if you take a screw driver and push the rod. I tried candle sooting the ears but really couldn't see rub marks. But I'm not convinced its not rubbing somewhere.

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if it is working off of the gun, it has to be hitting somewhere inside.
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if it is working off of the gun, it has to be hitting somewhere inside.



BP I found the problem. The screws holding the bridle covering the tumbler were just a little lose. They didn't look to lose but when I finally noticed a shiny spot on the edge of the side of the plate from the tiny bit of play it was getting I tightened the screws a half a turn each and problem solved. Thanks for taking the time to help.
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