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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   December 31st 2012, 8:30 am

Yes its nice seeing something come together even you did'nt do all the work yourself Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 7th 2013, 8:04 pm

well most of the stock shaping it finished. The cheek piece area was a pain in the butt due to so much wood that had to be removed. I did a sand job with 150 and then wet the stock to whisker it, going to hit it with 220grit tomorrow and then stain with walnut. Make sure i didnt miss any bad scratches and such.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 7th 2013, 10:44 pm

2 coats birchwood casey walnut, let dry, soak 0000 steel wool in boiled linseed oil and lightly buff for a smooth finish and a great way to test color of stain. Remove with mineral spirits if more stain is needed.

I loved it so much that i doubt i will put a truoil finish on it.

Lighter spots are the natural colors of the wood after oiling. Its in the perfect spots too where the stock normally would get a lot of wear and tear from normal handling if you were a mountain man, tramping all over the mountains.





Not the greatest pics, i will get some with it outside tomorrow.

Still have a great deal of brass work to be done before i antique those parts. The worn barrel bluing job really set it off.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 8th 2013, 8:49 am

Love that dull sheen on the stock !
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 11th 2013, 12:33 pm

well i got 2 more coats to put on today before i let it sit for 1 full day to cure. After that i will wet sand with 2000 grit and apply 5 more coats before buffing it down with oiled steelwool.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 11th 2013, 12:37 pm

Looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 11th 2013, 2:42 pm

yep i agree !
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 11th 2013, 3:56 pm

Hey Spitfire.....Real mountain men have muzzleloaders with scrolling on the locks just my like my T/C's. Slap fight

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 11th 2013, 4:15 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 11th 2013, 4:25 pm

www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/the-prospering-new-republic/case-29-the-rifle-shop-and-the-plains-rifle/samuel-hawken-plains-rifle.aspx

I think you somehow doubled up on that link, Muley. Oops, u dun fixt it! Wink

Pretty heavy on the engraving other than the action area. Great looking specimen and probably worth a fortune.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 11th 2013, 4:43 pm

Yeah, that was a special order gun if it came from Hawken that way. Most were very plain looking. Even with all that special work the lock is plain with no engraving.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 12th 2013, 4:38 am

Just the way is must be . Rather spend the effort getting the gun to shoot straight than to engrave the lock !
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 12:36 pm

well i love it! Just did the 0000 steel wool soaked in linseed oil to dull down the sheen. I have to let the stock for for a few hours and then i can go back with the oiled steel wool and knock down the glossy areas that i missed in the hard to reach areas. Stock is smooth as glass.

I'll have it a good 3 days before i pull the brass back off and polish it and then antique it.


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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 12:45 pm

Looking good, but what's with your pictures? You can do better than that. Take them outside.

So, how are you going to use it? Elk on the ground?

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 12:52 pm

elk on the ground when i hunt them yes. Deer/bear from the stand next year hopefully.

I'll take it outside later when its not so bright out. Had some new snow so i have to wait for the lighting to die down.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 1:57 pm

Okay heres some so-so pics. When ever winter rolls around, i am unable to get those real purdy pics i normally take. The sun is in a completely different position that always makes the pictures dark and gives off a glare on what ever i am taking pics of. Man she feels good in the hand though.




This pic shows the worn bluing off greatly. When you take it out in the open light, the gun just looks so much better. A good solid feel to it when you shoulder is. Even was practicing my aim on the alpaca's lol.






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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 2:00 pm

Hell ya!! You did a great job on it. I like the worn look you gave it.

Don't sell it.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 2:04 pm

nope after having them tell me they only had a few 58cal barrels left, im keeping mine! I will order a 54cal barrel for it later as a back up to have for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 2:51 pm

Looks very nice! Good job
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 13th 2013, 3:18 pm

I would like to try building one sometime myself. You did a nice job FG.

By the way, I just seen a 58 cal Cabelas Hawken on Armslist in a Denver location.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 14th 2013, 9:34 am

Looking real good Jon !
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 15th 2013, 2:18 pm

Heres some pics with the brass all blacked out.



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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 15th 2013, 3:36 pm

Jon does the brass stay blacked out permanently?
Looks like you're having fun with this project. I like it!

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 15th 2013, 3:38 pm

You can use steel wool and buff it back to the antique look you are after.

It certainly will scratch off in heavy use, but easy to touch up.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 16th 2013, 7:52 am

I like the way the patchbox came out !
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