Flints keep shattering

Discussion in 'Flintlock Rifles' started by Thunder14, Aug 24, 2018.

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  1. Nov 9, 2018 #41

    dlpowell

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    lock is the problem. buy a replacement lock from TOTW.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2018 #42

    Shotgunblast

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    Anything petrified is flint.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2018 #43

    McClura

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    Sent you a PM about your flintlock.

    Mike
     
  4. Nov 10, 2018 #44

    McClura

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    Sorry, didn't finish my post. I have found by working on many old TC's since the 70's you can use just a little shorter flint and use leather to secure your flint in the jaws. Most of my locks I use pure sheet lead cut the the width of the jaw, folded and a small notch on the back side to set up against the jaw screw for better ignition.
    The shorter flint lets the hammer fall just fractions more before contacting the frizzen and making a smoother hammer fall and less delay.
    Mike
     
  5. Nov 14, 2018 at 6:19 PM #45

    Thunder14

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    Hi Mike sent you a pm but it keeps coming back undeliverable
     

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