33953Re: [War Of 1812] Musket tuning - comments and suggestions requested
- Oct 5, 2007My apologies I meant the notches on the tumbler not the notches on
the sear. You should also check the end of the sear to make sure it
I also found it helpful to have the sear and the tumbler hardened
this seemed to stop the parts wearing.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <ken.helen@...> wrote:
> The metal inside the locks of the India patterns is relatively soft
> causing the notches in the sear to wear slightly I had a similar
> problem with my India.
> The solution was to take a thin triangular file and file the
> in the sear slightly to put a fresh sharp edge on them. If you look
> at the outer edges of the notches you will probably find that they
> are slightly rounded. When the lock is out of the musket you are
> unable to apply the same force to the mechanism as when you have
> extra leverage of the musket when the lock is installed.
> --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "peter monahan" <petemonahan@>
> > --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Bill Sharrette <bsharrette@>
> > Bill Sharette wrote....
> > "Perhaps you flip/floped the bridle screws when reassembling the
> > Tried it both ways - both before and after I saw yr suggestion.
> > really odd thing is the first time I put uit in the stock after
> > removal it WILL stay on half-cock but after one firing it won't.
> > perhaps I need to 'twiddle' some of the stock inletting, as Roy
> > suggested.
> > I'll let you know how this turns out. Luckily I have all winter
> > it right!
> > Peter
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