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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 16th 2013, 9:13 am

Did you forget the ferrules on the barrel or didn't they do as well?
Nice job overall!

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 16th 2013, 11:17 am

I actually did the ramrod thimbles last night to get rid of all ugly brass lol
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 18th 2013, 4:53 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 18th 2013, 4:57 pm

How does it balance with the longer barrel?

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 18th 2013, 5:02 pm

put the wedge key area right in the middle of your palm and you are balanced.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 19th 2013, 2:37 am

I like it, I like it a lot!

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 19th 2013, 4:01 am

Yes it looks classy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 20th 2013, 10:54 pm

I am so friggin pumped right now! I got that 58cal barrel MOUNTED on the cva hawken stock now! I was waiting to pay a gunsmith to do it but tonight i had a wild hair up my rear end and so i went out into the shop and got the hack saw and some files. 45 minutes later i got that sucker as perfect as you could ask for!

I first glued the tenon to the barrel flat and took note of how much i had to remove " A little more than half of the original depth" and when i was cutting the dove tail one hack saw blade width at the time, i made sure to keep the lines even. After that i used a square file and got the chunk all taken out, used the saw blade again and held it flat to cut the taper and then finished up with a 3 sides triangle file. Tapped in the tenon nice and tight!

Now the gut wrenching part, Installing the wedge key. I push it in the stock slot, closed my eyes " I did really LOL" and with my thumb, pushed hard and wham! It went through with a good deal of pressure! Nice and tight baby!!

Man i cant tell you how good that makes me feel. I normally rush things like this and end up with a screw up in the end. Not this time! Patience and slow work got a perfect fit.

No need to pay a gunsmith now! Work is DONE and now all she needs is a peep sight and a ball mold.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 20th 2013, 11:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 21st 2013, 12:49 pm

Yeah most things can be accomplished if you keep a cool head.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken Project   January 22nd 2013, 3:04 pm

That is a really nice looking gun. Choot it!!! Choot the gun!!!
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