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Offline okawbow

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Flintlock ID
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:42:33 AM »
I got this unused lock in a trade today. Does anyone know who sold/made it?

Sparks great! Has a sear adjustment screw in the tumbler.

Thanks!
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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 01:30:55 AM »
It's a Doc Haddaway lock.
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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 03:36:09 AM »
Thanks!

Are they still being made?
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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 06:15:28 AM »
Thanks!

Are they still being made?

No.  Doc died quite awhile ago, not sure when.  His son was supposed to take over the business but nothing came of it if I remember correctly.  I have one of his locks on a rifle I built in 1976. Good lock but I hardly ever shoot the rifle because the rifle doesn't quite fit me.  I didn't know a lot about fitting a stock to make it comfortable to shoot back then.

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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 03:00:18 PM »

The Doc Haddaway lock was very popular with the gunbuilders in the local muzzleloading club back in the mid-1970s.  Good solid locks in their day.

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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 05:43:39 PM »

The Doc Haddaway lock was very popular with the gunbuilders in the local muzzleloading club back in the mid-1970s.  Good solid locks in their day.

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Doc Haddaway passed away in 1978.I was at the Friendship shoot that year and he asked me if
I would make a Ketland for him so he could make a Hawken style flintlock rifle.I told him I'd be
glad to but he passed away shortly after that.That lock of his was a great performer and it's a shame
they aren't on the market now.

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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 06:56:35 PM »
I have a couple of those frizzen springs in my stash, if anyone needs one.
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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 12:42:27 AM »
I recall hearing that he was supposed to make frizzens for T/C or Lyman locks. 

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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 07:29:33 AM »
Wasn't TC locks - they were modern coil spring cast junk, imho.
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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 05:45:18 PM »
Daryl,
I to had heard that Doc Haddaway had supplied frizzens and frizzen springs for the early T/C flintlocks.
Images of the locks seem to confirm that, at least the springs.  As far as the frizzen, it's a little harder to say from looking at the available images on Google.

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Re: Flintlock ID
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 07:38:32 PM »
Greetings All,

Mr. Roller, thank you for sharing some of your interactions with Doc Haddaway and the timing of his passing.

Regarding the Haddaway/T.C. frizzen discussion:  The rifle I shot as a teenager had a Haddaway lock and it came into the family with one of those depleted uranium frizzen shoes on it.  I only got to Friendship once (1979) and for shooting over on the primitive range I swapped out the nuclear frizzen for one that I'm 99% sure was from a T.C.  No fiddling or fitting required - just a few moments with a screwdriver.

Kevin

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