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Old 03-25-2012, 07:22 AM
Johnny Reb Johnny Reb is offline
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Flintlock question

I have to polish my frizzen around every 100 shots or so and I also have to resharpen my flints between 10 & 15 shots. is this the norm? does it mean my frizzen is too soft? A friend told me the frizzen spring seems to be real stiff on my pedersoli flintlock could this be the cause of my problems? I'm pretty new at this flintlock shooting so please bare with my ignorance.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
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Johnny Reb,

Your flintlock experience sounds normal to me. I polish my frizzens about every 50 shots and sharpen flints every 15 or 20 shots as the sparks diminish. I put a drop of oil on the frizzen base every few months to keep it free to swing with the flint impact.

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