The Atomic Frizzen


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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
January 20, 2011, 04:26 PM
How many of you remember the Russ Hamm Atomic Frizzen? I got mine about
1973 and put it on a Thompson Center lock. It was sold for 5.00 and you got
a piece big enough to rivet onto your frizzen. You could use any old flint. Didn't have to be sharp, didn't even have to be a flint. Just about anything
would spark. Here's mine. There is no powder in the pan.


http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/HammTest2.gif

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/HammTest3.gif

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PRM
January 20, 2011, 04:35 PM
Oouch!!! Bet that was warm...

BHP FAN
January 20, 2011, 08:03 PM
man, I wish I had one!

72coupe
January 20, 2011, 08:18 PM
Is that thing made of Magnesium or some other exotic metal?

Mr_Pale_Horse
January 20, 2011, 08:55 PM
Is that one of those depleted Uranium frizzens?

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
January 20, 2011, 08:57 PM
They say it's depleated uranium. Very radioactive and poision. This is a true
fact. The only thing I know is when I walk past people they have to reset
their watches.

mykeal
January 20, 2011, 09:17 PM
Nah, there's nothing dangerous about depleted uranium. I've uxed it fpw yevw. Nems adh yna dpsmes idnkn. !4;a9.a99s(0.....

Of course, these damn headaches are a bother...

mykeal
January 20, 2011, 09:18 PM
Nah, there's nothing dangerous about depleted uranium. I've uxed it fpw yevw. Nems adh yna dpsmes idnkn. !4;a9.a99s(0.....

Of course, these damn headaches are a bother...

Pete D.
January 20, 2011, 09:31 PM
Wow. How long were they on the market?
A hazmat frizzen....who'da thunk?
Pete

Geneseo1911
January 20, 2011, 09:58 PM
Nah, there's nothing dangerous about depleted uranium. I've uxed it fpw yevw. Nems adh yna dpsmes idnkn. !4;a9.a99s(0.....

Of course, these damn headaches are a bother...

lmfao, mykeal

Is this thing seriously made of Uranium? Looks like it throws one heck of a spark. Does it wear out?

Thanks for sharing.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
January 20, 2011, 10:10 PM
Mykeal, you better check my frizzen in June. Yes it's uranium. It was on
the market I think in the early 80's. I have shot this rifle thousands of times.
Been shooting it since 1973. No the frizzen facing material does not wear out.

RaiderANV
January 20, 2011, 11:45 PM
Here's a thread on the Atomic Frizzen topic that all should read.

http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php?action=printpage;topic=104649.0


Then this short note on the Frizzen on the Oak Ridge Associated University's website.

http://www.orau.org/PTP/collection/consumer%20products/dufrizzen.htm

I guess the answer is don't breath when ya pull the trigger, then RUN away from where you were standing when you pulled the trigger. :what:

To funny

david58
January 21, 2011, 10:10 PM
I have friends that faced their frizzens with zirconium. Guaranteed to spark, shucks you could use plain old gravel to get the stuff to spark. Used it for hunting.

Actually, a well tuned lock with a good flint is amazingly reliable, and the flint can last for many a shot.

Oyeboten
January 22, 2011, 04:18 AM
So...what ever happened with Russ Hamm?


I hope he did not hurt his health making these...


Sure looks like it is a great Sparker!

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
January 22, 2011, 01:01 PM
I think he passed away several years ago.

Otony
January 22, 2011, 11:14 PM
Yup, Russ is gone. Cannot recall what he passed away from, but given the preceeding posts I am rather morbidly curious at this point.

I recall these Atomic Frizzens well, and knew a feller that ran one on his Trade Gun. I gave him a LOT of space when ever he arrived with it in tow.

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