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t/c frizzen question

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...

what could be some other explanations?
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Re: t/c frizzen question

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..
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Re: t/c frizzen question

Have you put a drop of oil on the pivot point,also the frizzen spring pivot area.Also try to back out the frizzen screw just a 1/16 of a turn.

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Re: t/c frizzen question

I had the same issue w/ my Hawkens; I adjusted the impact spot on the frizzen by having the flint hit higher up on the frizzen. I ended up correcting the problem and got more sparks to hit the pan.

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Re: t/c frizzen question

i tried oiling the pivot pt...turing the pivot screw...and adjusting the flint...no luck!

i might take a road trip tomm to chammbersburg. burk is that shop open for regular business hrs or is he a small time hit or miss guy?
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Re: t/c frizzen question

Does the frizzen fall freely when manually opening and closing it? If not, you may want to file a little bit in the frizzen hinge point to get it to fall easily. I wouldn't file the lock side though.
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Re: t/c frizzen question

Fort Chambers shop
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Re: t/c frizzen question

Could be a number of things, from binding at the pivot point, to a weak spring, rough spot on the frizzen arm, etc., Jimmy Cullers down at Ft Chambers is first rate.
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Re: t/c frizzen question

thanks for the input! i was gonna head down there tomm...good thing i checked this post one last time! i wouldve made an hr+ trip for nada!

zimmer...i do appear to have a very rough spot where the flint hits the frizzen...maybe i just need a new frizzen?? hopefully the boys at fort chambers can hook me up tues morn!

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!!
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Re: t/c frizzen question

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.

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