Re: Driving us nuts.
Hard to say without actually seeing it. Could be a soft frizzen, could easily be the flints. Generally, a hard steel frizzen does better with an English flint. TC's for years used mild steel frizzens that were case hardened and the cut agate flints worked better with them. If it is the frizzen, there is an easy cure, either a new one, of half soling. I've half soled a couple frizzens over the years and that is a traditional way to fix mild steel frizzens. Half soling is fastening a very thin carbon steel veneer to the frizzen face. Old fashioned wind up clock spring was very good for this. Take the frizzen off, rough the face with some heavy grit 40 or 60, and cut a thin piece of clock spring about the same size as the frizzen. rough up the outer curve side and then use epoxy as a glue to hold the spring stock to the frizzen. Use3 a c-clapm to hold it in place for 36 to 48 hours and then carefully using slow speed so you don't heat the srping stock grind away the edges that stick out. I've done this with some old cheapo repro frizzens and even some older TC frizzens and it works better than new. (My brother still hunts with one)