Muzzleloading Forum
 
HomeGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Hawken Project

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
AuthorMessage
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Fri 28 Dec - 4:10

Yeah some of the screws that come with these repro guns are really crap ! I stripped two rear sight screws before they were snug....
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bear Claw
Site
Site
avatar

Male Number of posts : 9511
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Fri 28 Dec - 13:53

Coating them with paraffin helps going into wood.

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Fri 28 Dec - 15:03

I normally coat the wood screws with wax but i stripped the one going into steel , without forcing them i might add !
Back to top Go down
View user profile
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14330
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Fri 28 Dec - 16:19

they went in easy, some just snapped off barely getting into the wood. Brass sucks!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Fri 28 Dec - 16:24

When insertning brass screws i normally drill a hole the size of the screws shank to ease intallation.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bear Claw
Site
Site
avatar

Male Number of posts : 9511
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sat 29 Dec - 12:42

Jon is right. Brass screws are a dumb idea.

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sat 29 Dec - 14:02

Pete i don't know why they use brass furniture on the repro guns as the most of the originals used steel...?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bear Claw
Site
Site
avatar

Male Number of posts : 9511
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sat 29 Dec - 14:08

Especially, the Hawkens. Very few were made with any brass, and patch boxes were rare too. Special order stuff.

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sat 29 Dec - 14:23

All my original pommy guns have steel furniture as well
Back to top Go down
View user profile
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14330
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sat 29 Dec - 14:47

leaves you with a real gut sinking feeling when you go to apply torque and SNAP! LOL. Luckily the patch box screws were steel!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sat 29 Dec - 14:56

Know what you mean Jon , had that same feeling when changing out the rear sight on my Hawken and stripped the screws . Funny enough nothing happened to the thread in the holes , only stripped the male thread.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14330
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sat 29 Dec - 23:02

Started using birchwood casey perma blue and its doing great so far! Its slow, but the more time you take to clean and buff the barrel after each coat, the better it looks! No streaking at all. Not sure yet how dark I will go, so only time will tell.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14330
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 3:01

Rubbed back the black to a purdy very very dark gray/light black worn blued color. Came out very smooth. I think the streaks some folks have mentioned comes from the prep work on the steel. If there are deeper scratches here and there, thats going to show up through the color.

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 4:22

Did you polish with steelwool Jon ?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bear Claw
Site
Site
avatar

Male Number of posts : 9511
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 13:23

Picture is too dark to see. That's not like you.

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 13:54

Maybe lost his flash....
Back to top Go down
View user profile
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14330
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 15:22

the flash made it look that way, i can get some better ones later.

Yes i used 0000 steel wool soaked in RIG and its purdy now lol
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 17:12

Yes the steelwool gives it that nice 'old' sheen
Back to top Go down
View user profile
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14330
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 17:18

here we go, a nice dark grayish black finish. I like it, i even did the hammer to and then buffed it down. The lock plate might get this as well. Will decide once i have a finish on the stock.



Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
Bear Claw
Site
Site
avatar

Male Number of posts : 9511
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 17:21

I read that more Hawkens were blued than browned. Not sure if it's true. It's hard to tell with most real Hawkens they are so beat up, but when they take off the barrels they can see the bluing on the covered areas.

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
FrontierGander
Forum
Forum
avatar

Male Number of posts : 14330
Age : 33
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 17:23

they said they were mostly "browned" due to the rust from heavy use in the mountains.

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 17:23

That looks spiffy ! Like that lock with no stupid scrolling on it
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bear Claw
Site
Site
avatar

Male Number of posts : 9511
Age : 74
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 17:28

FrontierMuzzleloading wrote:
they said they were mostly "browned" due to the rust from heavy use in the mountains.


Truth is very few mountain men had Hawkens. The fur trade was about over when the Hawkens were in good supply. The majority were on the plains.

_________________
Pete

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Spitfire



Number of posts : 5321
Age : 51
Location : South Africa
Registration date : 2011-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Sun 30 Dec - 17:32

I have heard that about the Hawkens as well
Back to top Go down
View user profile
mich-fish



Male Number of posts : 27
Age : 50
Location : Saginaw MI
Registration date : 2012-11-17

PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   Mon 31 Dec - 12:16

Looking real nice. Makes me want to buy a kit and mess around with one.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   

Back to top Go down
 
Hawken Project
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 2 of 4Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Frontier Muzzleloading :: Muzzleloading Topic :: Traditional Muzzleloading-
Jump to: