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I have an old TC Hawken that is not working right - sometimes. The gun worked great until this year's cleaning. Sometimes the hammer only goes to halfcock instead of hitting the frizzen when I pull the trigger. What could be causing this? How do I fix it?

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make sure you didn't over tighten the screw holding the lock in place
i did that 1 time and it stopped the hammer
 

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I'll check that. The crazy thing works more often than not. I have enough problem getting the gun to go off when there is brown in front of it.

Thanks for quick response!
 

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Flinty,s take alot of TLC and tuning to operate at peak effiencey.But once set up I have all the confidence in them in the world.Sounds like you need some tunin tips.Do you know any rocklock diehards to help you close to home?
 

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I could always use some help with the TC. I have learned to flinch with this gun.LOL I took some time with the TC this year and never had a misfire even when practicing. Now my shooting ability with this gun is terrible. I shot a doe with it this year and it ONLY took 4 shots.

I am planning on puttinng some time behind it this year.

After reading all the posts about Dixon's on here, I went there and it was awesome! I had them put on a lyman frizzen after reading about it here and plus Dixon's recommended it. Unfortunately Dixon's is 2.5 hours away.
 

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I haven't got to try it yet. I wasn't willing to wake Wifey up with all the "noise" of me cocking and hitting the trigger last night. I will try later tonight.
 

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come out and shoot on sundays at the harrisburg hunters and anglers league. Many knowledgable folks there. that and the more you shoot the less you should flintch
 

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I had that problem with my Renagade one year, Called T/C and they sent me some new parts. I do not remember exactly what they were, fly and sear maybe? After I replaced them it has been fine ever since.
 

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Sounds like the "fly" is either broken or worn out. It is a very small piece, kind of looks like a pointer, that lets the hammer fall completely down to the frizzen when the trigger is pulled. Easy to replace.
 

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Just have to watch the coil spring.
I would just send it back and let T/C repair it for free.
 

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I just got a hammer in today that I ordered 1/27 and it came from the Rochester NH site.
 

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I called TC today and they said to send the lock to them. TC agreed it could be the fly, but the guy said to send it to make sure. I was told it may take 12 weeks to get it back, but it would be covered under warranty. I also checked on getting the front trigger set a little harder which they will do "no charge."
I always liked a hair trigger, but mine is just too light for late season hunting.

Thanks for all the replies and the invite to HBG league.
 

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You just might get a whole new lock out of the deal.
 

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I had a similar problem with an Investarms lock. When I took the lock out I discovered that it had been a while since I had cleaned it up. A thorough cleaning in hot soapy water and a tooth brush to get into all the hard to reach places cleaned it right up. I then rinsed it and took the air hose to it to dry it out. I then let it sit in the sun for about an hour. Once dry I oiled it up and it worked just like a new one. I even took one apart once but do not recommend that but I had another rifle with the same lock so had a complete one to refer to . I did learn to periodically take the lock off and clean it as things can get a bit grimy in there.
 
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