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keeping your rifle flint from working lose

 
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ray
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Real Name: ray keller

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: keeping your rifle flint from working lose Reply with quote

I have had problems in the past with using a leather pad to hold the flint in the lock of of my rifle. I found that the leather will usually allow the flint to work itself lose. I since have replaced the leather pad with a lead one made from a small piece of sheet lead. I found that the lead will conform around the flint no matter what the shape and I can get a good solid grip on it with the jaws of the hammer on the lock.

Ray
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Morgan
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Real Name: Morgan Hodkin

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to run into the same problem....now I just take a round ball, pount it flat and use it as my "flint pad". Holds tight and gives a little extra weight which helps reduce the bounce....made a big diffirence in the sparking and cut down on misfires.

Morgan

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