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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southeast Pa 5D
I would start with checking the inletting of the lock. The top of the flash pan should visually "split" the flashhole liner in the center of the hole. Also, most of my flinters have the flashpan polished to a mirrorlike finish, seems to help on a couple.
Also pretty important is to eliminate any gaps, both between the lock and barrel,(including frizzen to barrel), and between frizzen and pan. To check frizzen/pan gap remove the lock, hold it up to a light, and there should be no light visible where the frizzen/pan surfaces mate. Any gaps could cause two things. The 4F could fall out of the pan, and/or fall inside the area where the lock and barrel meet. A stiff breeze could also empty the pan through that gap.
Normally "less is more" with pan powder, my entry level Traditions is a little fussy, wants a single hit from the priming flask banked away from the barrel. My Great Plains Rifle has an L&R lock, does not care about how much pan powder is in it, nor how it is positioned in the pan. Both guns go off nearly as fast as a caplock.
I hope this smidgeon of information helps you clear up that slow ignition problem.
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