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The Atomic Frizzen

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by kwhi43@kc.rr.com, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Member

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    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.


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  2. PRM

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    Oouch!!! Bet that was warm...
     
  3. BHP FAN

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    man, I wish I had one!
     
  4. 72coupe

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    Is that thing made of Magnesium or some other exotic metal?
     
  5. Mr_Pale_Horse

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    Is that one of those depleted Uranium frizzens?
     
  6. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    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.
     
  7. mykeal

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    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...
     
  8. mykeal

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    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...
     
  9. Pete D.

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    Wow. How long were they on the market?
    A hazmat frizzen....who'da thunk?
    Pete
     
  10. Geneseo1911

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    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.
     
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  11. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  14. Oyeboten

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    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!
     
  15. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    I think he passed away several years ago.
     
  16. Otony

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    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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