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Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

Hello to all! I am preparing for the Flintlock Season.. I sighted in my rifle this summer..never experienced a real issues..a few misfires..but of course...that is to be expected.. and now took it to the gun range today.. first shot.. KABOOM! Then after that..all the issues started.

I am using a Thompson Center Hawken 50 cal.. I Have used a caplock most of my life.. but this will be my first season with the flintlock.

I just cant seem to get a good spark..which I think is contributing to the main misfires I was experiencing..either takes to or 3 tries to make it go off again.. Do you think it is the Flints? they appear to be sharp,, I scraped any residue off between shots.. and used rubbing alcohol on the frizzen? I only have access to the Thompson center flints..but Do I am using bevel up.. Should I have tried bevel down?

Maybe it is the flint Position? I am all new to this.. so any help getting hot spark would be helpful.. I will be taking it back to the range Monday.

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bevel down

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Re: Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

im not sure if i missed this or not but is the gun new? if it is (or even if its not) use fine sand paper and sand the face of the frizzen. new flintlock have a coating on them to make them look "pretty" and this reduced the amount of sparl

if its used some, there could be a groove from where the flint constantly hits. sand the frizzen and your spark will double...i just did mine the other day

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Re: Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

Find some good flint from a sportshop
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 07:50 PM
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Re: Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

Eastcoast, PM me your address and I'll send you a couple of Tom Fuller flints. I could get them in the mail for you tomorrow.

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Eastcoast, PM me your address and I'll send you a couple of Tom Fuller flints. I could get them in the mail for you tomorrow.
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Re: Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

BerksCoflinter. what are tom fuller flints? is that just the name of a local guy who knaps them?

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Re: Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

Could be the flint but you may have a soft frizzen.

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Re: Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

my old firestorm had a soft frizzen...i was never so turned off by a gun it was terrible all around

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Re: Ignition issues with my Flintlock..

Berkscoflinter..thank you..that is very nice of you, I appreciate it.. The rifle I am using was given to me by my uncle last year.. He got it new in the Late 70's.. it had terrible hammer wobble..so I sent the lock back to Thompson Center..and they fixed that issue.. I dont know if it is the cold weather causing this ignition issue.. but would rather it happen now..instead of after Christmas!
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