T/C Stop Making Flintlocks?

Discussion in 'Flintlock Rifles' started by 7shortmag, Jan 9, 2020.

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  1. Jan 15, 2020 #21

    ugly old guy

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    You're probably correct. :)

    My memory is not as good as it used to be … if it ever was as good as I think I remember it was.

    Those daRn shop fumes that mess up your memory! (even with a "gas mask") … :(

    Looking back, I should have studied engineering and drafting (or even short hand, since computers had not been invented yet, and typing) in school, and worked in an office the first 15 or so years I was a member of the labor force.

    Ah well … such is "life".
    Maybe I'll get it "right" the next time around. :)
     
  2. Jan 15, 2020 #22

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    Until reading this thread I never realized that TC quality had gone down in their later years. I always felt that their quality was pretty good. Of course I never bought one of their $700 Hawkins to see if the quality was there or not. I have owned many TC’s over the years and can honestly say that only one I owned was a disappointment and that was a QLA that just didn’t group worth a darn so down the road it went!! Thinking back on it now, I guess that was indeed the newest TC that I ever owned. Hmmmm. Greg
     
  3. Jan 17, 2020 #23

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    See all the ruble inside the fence? That's TC pic taken 2 weeks ago
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  4. Jan 18, 2020 #24

    good ole boy

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    I wish I hadn,t asked.What,s with the sign?
     
  5. Jan 18, 2020 #25

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    Belly up??
     
  6. Jan 18, 2020 #26

    Eric Krewson

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    The last TC flintlock I bought new had the lock held in the inlet with hot melt glue to fill the gaps, this was just before they quit making them. I said I wouldn't ever on another TC but ended up with a percussion Hawken from days gone by that is a nice gun.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2020 #27

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    Signs been hanging like that for a few years now. So much for TC eh?
    S&W bought them for their rifle barrel boring and rifling stuff, Not for their product line.

    Son and I took the pic when we were on a Pizza, Pizza run we do every 6 weeks or so as it is an 1 hour and a 1/2 from us.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2020 #28

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    I have replaced many Thompson Center locks with V spring locks. The Thompson Center quality was good until one got to the locks. The coil spring worked on percussion, but for flintlocks it is unreliable and some of them were just plain rough.
    In 1970 I was introduced to a spanking brand new Thompson Center Hawkin, factory built. It was a flintlock and it would not function. I had just built a CVA 45 caliber flinter that out fired the Hawkin, I didn't really know what I was doing when I put the kit together and it was far from perfect. That Hawkin was expensive but it was pretty.
     

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