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PostSubject: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 11:51 am

I placed a very low bid on an auction site expecting to be outbid right away but, ....I won !  It's used and has some warts but, it should serve well as a first rifle and it's hard to beat for the price.  It's a CVA Hawkin in .50 Cal.
Now to find accessories.  Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 12:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 1:17 pm

Wow, looks like you've done this once or twice before.  Smile  Now you've done it.  I'll probably be pestering you for advice frequently.  Smile
Thanks for the support.

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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 1:38 pm

Pictures of the important parts ....

Click the link  ....
https://1drv.ms/i/s!AlRP8fVClrIXmD46XtKw2ImUnBNR
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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 5:05 pm

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 I built/rebuilt 14 of them so far.



Oooo! Nice buy, Rowdy!

FG, that is an beautiful stain. What you using? What you cleaning the brass with? And, are you re-bluing them? (Yes, I am too lazy to go through all those links. geek)

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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 5:12 pm

KY, I used Birchwood Casey Walnut stain on that one. For the brass, I used a green scotchbrite scuff pad and brushed it all in one direction. I hate polished brass personally. I don't re-blue barrels, just brown them or do the antique in the white finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 5:23 pm

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KY, I used Birchwood Casey Walnut stain on that one. For the brass, I used a green scotchbrite scuff pad and brushed it all in one direction. I hate polished brass personally. I don't re-blue barrels, just brown them or do the antique in the white finish.

Yes, beautiful work on all of those guns you have linked.  Wish I had the talent for that.

How much is involved in re-bluing ore "browning" a used barrel like mine?  (see link to pictures).  The woodwork and brass on mine looks to be OK but, the barrel & lock could probably use some help.  What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 5:57 pm

browning a barrel can be a real headache, especially with prep work and then the humidity treatment to activate the rusting.

Browning a lock is an even bigger pain in the ass because the hammer is hardened so much, its hard to rust. I usually use 80 grit sand paper to break through and hope for the best.

I do offer a barrel browning service which includes the entire barrel, under rib, screws and tang. I charge $65 which includes return shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 6:02 pm

FrontierGander wrote:
browning a barrel can be a real headache, especially with prep work and then the humidity treatment to activate the rusting.

Browning a lock is an even bigger pain in the ass because the hammer is hardened so much, its hard to rust. I usually use 80 grit sand paper to break through and hope for the best.

I do offer a barrel browning service which includes the entire barrel, under rib, screws and tang. I charge $65 which includes return shipping.

That sounds like a good deal.  I'll keep it in mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Just Bought A Rifle   June 2nd 2017, 10:35 pm

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For the brass, I used a green scotchbrite scuff pad and brushed it all in one direction. I hate polished brass personally.

Is that because the polished brass finger prints badly? When I used Brasso, the brass never seemed to stay shiny. It finger printed and seemed to need a new polish every 10 minutes. Does the scotchbrite method stay nice for a decent time?

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