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PostSubject: The value of this forum!   Thu 7 Apr - 22:36

I've been having somewhat of a problem with a flinter I've acquired lately and posted here about some 'hair-pulling' I've gone through! I THINK....I may be able to turn the problem around when some new flints arrive maybe tomorrow or Saturday but in betwixt all of this ordeal....last night I received a PM from Standing Bear saying that he had a contact in my area possibly and this afternoon I received a very cordial email from a guy down in Waterproof, La. whose been shooting flinters for 35 years who offered his help....provided I can't get this thing going! So...my BIG THANK YOU to Standing Bear for his assistance! As I stated...in my area concerning flintlocks....I'm the Lonely Maytag Repairman because noone near me shoots flinters! Guy that called is about 75 miles so if I don't get this dude ginning.....he'll help me!

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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Thu 7 Apr - 23:22

Lots of great guys on here indeed!

Have you opened the frizzen by hand? Is it real stiff? I believe I read somewhere about the frizzen only needing around 3lbs of pressure. My Woodsman was very stiff and so I used a small C clamp and gently tightened down on the frizzen spring to weak it a bit and that REALLY made it spark big time. Sometimes the frizzen wouldnt fully open and caused a weak spark.

They can be a pain in the ass. Its a lot easier when you have someone nearby to help you along the way.
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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Fri 8 Apr - 0:12

@FrontierGander wrote:

Have you opened the frizzen by hand? Is it real stiff? I believe I read somewhere about the frizzen only needing around 3lbs of pressure. My Woodsman was very stiff and so I used a small C clamp and gently tightened down on the frizzen spring to weak it a bit and that REALLY made it spark big time. Sometimes the frizzen wouldnt fully open and caused a weak spark.
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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Fri 8 Apr - 8:04

That's great news Sharpsman!  There are a lot of goods friends on this forum......one grumpy guy too but he's still pretty helpful.  LaughingLaughing

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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Fri 8 Apr - 8:41

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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Fri 8 Apr - 10:08

I like this place alot. Even if there is 2 old Grumpy guys on here Laughingcheers Spend more time here than on any other forum. People here seem alot more laid back and there even helpful. Al

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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Fri 8 Apr - 12:27

@FrontierGander wrote:
Lots of great guys on here indeed!

Have you opened the frizzen by hand? Is it real stiff? I believe I read somewhere about the frizzen only needing around 3lbs of pressure. My Woodsman was very stiff and so I used a small C clamp and gently tightened down on the frizzen spring to weak it a bit and that REALLY made it spark big time. Sometimes the frizzen wouldnt fully open and caused a weak spark.

They can be a pain in the ass. Its a lot easier when you have someone nearby to help you along the way.


CAUTION !!  CAUTION  !!  Be careful bending V springs on locks even a small amount more than the action it's made for - they are brittle and break easily. If you do want to bend one get a spare first so your lock won't be out of commission while waiting o  delivery. It is best to file the edge at a 45* angle to lighten them. Experience speaks. 
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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Wed 13 Apr - 20:45

Rather than bending or squeezing the spring it is much more safe to take a dremel tool with a sanding drum and very carefully remove metal from the underside and keeping you finger on the top feeling for heat, stop when you do let it cool and then repeat the process, remount the spring and check the amount of resistance....I have used the same method on main springs, frizzen springs and sear spring with great results and not take the chance of cracking the knee of the spring...Usually any temperature about 140 degrees F can cause a change in metals....The human fingers cannot normally stand this level of heat...Just my experience, thanks for reading my thoughts and opinions...

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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Thu 14 Apr - 0:34

@Hilljack wrote:
Rather ... to take a dremel tool
...Just my experience, thanks for reading my thoughts and opinions...

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Don't have to tell you, when using a dremel tool, that it's easier to take off too much metal, than to put metal back.  Remember: A man gots to know his limitations.
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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Thu 14 Apr - 11:45

Stepping out the box allows people to realize true potential...go slowly and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish even with basic tools...and yes as with any endeavor you can remove too much...Thanks for reading my thoughts and opinions...

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PostSubject: Re: The value of this forum!   Fri 15 Apr - 11:55

@Hilljack wrote:
Stepping out the box allows people to realize true potential...go slowly and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish even with basic tools...and yes as with any endeavor you can remove too much...Thanks for reading my thoughts and opinions...

YMHS
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Nice. I like this. Was recently reminds that it is true.

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