i have a t/c renegade 50 cal. its a gun that i bought used from the origanal purchaser that said it was new in the early 80s.
ive had issues in the past with the frizzen not falling totally forward and alowing all the spark to hit the pan. i just got it outta the safe and am going over it to prep for this season and i find that its doing it again. ive had the lock on and off many times trying to get the right amount of "tightness" and i dont think that its to tight...
I see you are near Harrisburg..If you need it fixed quick bring it down to Fort Chambers gun shop in Chambersburg right at the scotland exit of 81..He will check it for you and fix it quick..Did you try oiling the mechanism or degreasing it first let it dry then use light oil..
All the parts of a flintlock exist for one purpose only, and that is, the production of sparks directed into the pan of priming powder. The internal parts of the lock must function smoothly through each stage of the hammer movement. Undo friction through the stages of half-cock to full-cock, are not acceptable and must be addressed with files and emory.
A finely-tuned flintlock will demonstrate firing sequences equal-to or superior to percussion muzzleloaders everytime!