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PostSubject: Info needed on lock/hammer   Wed 17 Feb - 9:11

The hammer on my T-C New Englander doesn't center-strike the nipple. It is too far lateral (right) of the nipple and the inside (left) edge of the hammer strikes the "corner" of the cap. I need to bend the hammer slightly to line it up. However, I am having trouble removing the hammer from the lock. The screw seems frozen in place and I don't want to force it if it is a reverse thread. I've been trying to loosen it by turning counter-clockwise. Is this the correct direction for this hammer screw?

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PostSubject: Re: Info needed on lock/hammer   Wed 17 Feb - 9:33

Pato, you know the "Golden Rule"....If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer!  (pun intended)  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Info needed on lock/hammer   Wed 17 Feb - 13:26

I'd let it soak in some penetrating oil. Righty tighty - lefty loosey.

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PostSubject: Re: Info needed on lock/hammer   Wed 17 Feb - 13:54

I've bent a few TC hammers to line them up. Especially, when I want to use musket caps. After you get it off put it in a vice and bend very slowly. I never broke one, but was always worried I would.

Someone might have put locktite on the screw. Try a little heat.

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PostSubject: Re: Info needed on lock/hammer   Wed 17 Feb - 17:47

I got it fixed. It was just stuck in there with gunky stuff. I had to hollow grind a regular screwdriver to get the blade thin and long enough to engage the screw slot without boogering it.

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