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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:04 am

I'm sure building the gun will give better results. Mine was a factory build.

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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:10 am

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you all saw the build up of my st.louis kit. Excellent inletting and quality. That kit ran $318 + $6 shipping. Hard to beat that!


Unless you spend about $80 more for a factory completed one. 
At my age, I don't know if I have enough time left on earth to complete a kit.  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:12 am

I suggest you save your money and buy a factory Woodsman.

$388 with free shipping. Hard to beat.

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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:12 am

LOL Rowdy, its not bad at all. Just mostly removing wood to fit the metal, a little lock and trigger guard inletting. But yes, $80 more and you got a nice looking factory rifle. Kit guns are one of my favorites though. I get to control the wood finish quality, fit, and the stock color.
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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:14 am

You also have a shop to do it. I'd never buy another factory gun if I had your shop.

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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:17 am

I do it in my bed room on top of my antique dresser/gun parts storage lol. A good vacuum is a must at the end of the build.
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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:18 am

What happened to that big shop you built?

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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:23 am

I don't do my building in there yet. Needs a $7000 cement floor still, along with the electric hooked up to the main power source.


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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 11:25 am

That will be more historic. I'm sure the Hawken Bros had a dirt floor.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 3:33 pm

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LOL Rowdy, its not bad at all. Just mostly removing wood to fit the metal, a little lock and trigger guard inletting. But yes, $80 more and you got a nice looking factory rifle. Kit guns are one of my favorites though. I get to control the wood finish quality, fit, and the stock color.


Smile  I understand.  From what I've seen you do a beautiful job too.  However, by the time I buy the tools necessary to do a "good" job, I could probably buy two factory guns ....not to mention that it would probably take two kits for me to get one decent gun.  You know, one to "practice" on and one to get it right.  Besides, I'm anxious to start making smoke.  If I already had one I might consider a kit.  That way I could shoot while I build.
You know how excuses go.  "I don't want to loan you my ax".  Why not?  you say.  "Because I'm making soup" I say.  You say ...what's that got to do with me using your ax?  I say "Nothing but, if I don't wan to loan you my ax, any excuse will do".  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Late model Traditions Hawken   May 29th 2017, 3:48 pm

Very Happy

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