Hammer throw?

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  1. Dec 18, 2019 #1

    jrmflintlock

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    How do I measure hammer throw on a percussion lock?

    Thanks for any help!!

    Ps.. it the same for a flintlock?
     
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    dave_person

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    Hi,
    Pretty much the same as a flint cock. Measure from the center of the tumbler shaft hole to the center of the percussion cone (the cup at the end of the hammer).

    dave
     
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    Ahh!!! Thanks Dave!!!!
     
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    Please educate me on the significance of that measurement. Is it significant alone or only in conjunction with the overall lock design.
     
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    It’s important to know if you are replacing a hammer. If the throw is different than the original, it may not hit the nipple correctly. Same with a flint. It needs to hit the frizzen face correctly to get good spark and not chew up flints.

    At least that is my understanding of it.
     

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