Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by robhof, Dec 17, 2009.
You can also do it yourself at home with just a map gas torch & Kasenit, I keep a small can of Kesenit at home for re hardening my parts that I tune for various guns & to harden tools around the shed.
Use Kasenit, as suggested. faster
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half sole it. basically, you add a piece of higher quality steel to the face of the frizzen. I have done it with a few TC frizzens over the years. You need a piece of clock spring, or wind up toy spring the width and height of the frizzen. roughen the surface of the frizzen with real coarse sand paper (40 grit) and also the back side of the clock spring. then epoxy the two rough edges together and clamp it tight for 24 hours. Slowly grind the edges of the spring back to match the edges of the frizzen face, being careful not to heat up the spring. After nearly twenty five years, my brother still hunts with a TC hawkens that I half soled that way back then. Clock spring is usually only about 1/64th inch thick and is a much better steel for sparking than the steel used by TC then for frizzens.
Agree. anything buy some kasenite. maybe from midway i believe they carry it. Then $20.00 at the local hardware store. Small torch and mapp gas. If you have gloves at home and some kind of pliars your pretty much good to go.
worst case scenario. put the piece on some coals. Even a good bbq or fireplace. When that piece gets almost a cherry red remove it with the pliars. dip it in the kasenite. Before welding gas this is how most metal work was done anyway.
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