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Muzzleloader help

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I just recently returned from a deer hunting trip in SD with my muzzleloader. I did fill my tags but I did have some mis-fires. I would pull the trigger and nothing would happen. When I would cock the hammer again and pull the trigger, it usually went off the 2nd time. After cleaning my muzzleloader when I got home, I notice the end of the spring was sticking out by the hammer. (see photo). I am thinking this is my problem, but wondering if anyone else has had this issue. Or knows what my issue is for sure. Thanks.

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The hammer is cocked in this photo. You can see the spring sticking out to the left of the firing pin.

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My brother- law has the Same gun with the same problem The pin that strikes the primer is dirty, here is what i did to fix it,take screwdriver and push it in until you can get the tip of the screwdriver into those slots and then unscrew the whole pin assembly . Clean pin and spring with some solvent and use a little bore butter on your fingers to lube it up then reinstall.

That is a part that should be cleaned after every 5-10 shots IMO.

Good Luck

Gordie

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