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Way back in my younger years,someone told me if you want to see if your flintlock is tuned right,fire it up-side-down.If it fires,its tuned right.
Have done it many times when I need to fire off at the end of the day.
Any one else ever do this?
 

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ive done it with my TC after cleaning the lock VERY well and adding the lyman frizzen and other things i did to it...

well, i lied i think...i dont think i technically fired it now that im thinkin about it...i primed the pan and fired just the lock outside on the porch a few times upside down...

but still set the pan off..and didnt burn my hand from the falling ignited charge...lol..man that was kinda dumb now that i think about how i had to hold it and how the priming charge should started falling from the pan when the flint struck it lol...
 

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I attended a shoot that one of the Targets were to be shot in this fashion. A few of the Flinters went off. Most, mine included , didn`t. I forget now where you had to aim.I think you held the sight on top of the 10 Ring?? On thinking back...this wasn`t a very safe thing to do....
 
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