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PostSubject: CVA Hawken #4 build   December 28th 2014, 7:03 pm

Alright, I decided I will build up that .50cal barrel for this stock and sell it off later down the road. I don't even plan on shooting it, so its going to be a brand new, unshot barrel.

Last night I polished the lock internals, lightly moly lubed it, wow what a slick sucker! I still have a little tuning on the triggers after shes complete.

Today I got out the ol horse hoof file and remove a large amount of excess wood around the forearm and brass shoulder plate. Got it all cleaned up now with 100 grit sand paper and smoothed nicely.

On the lock, I left enough wood for at least one good refinish if the new owner road the road should ever hurt the finish, he'll have wood to work with. I even went as far as using 100 and 220 grit sand paper inside the lock area of the stock to smooth out the rough texture they always leave in there. That rough stuff makes it hard to remove fouling when it finds its way into there.

Nose piece goes on tomorrow after I get the saw and remove some extra wood so I can fit the cap perfectly and then drill the holes for attachment screws.

Im just taking my time. I catch myself getting restless and have to remind myself, its cool! No need to get in a rush to get it together, take your time, pay close attention to detail and the new owner will love it. I may love it so much that I keep it! lol!


The two places I bedded the stock for extra support and a wiggle free zone channel. The wedge key area was also bedded going partially down into the ramrod channel for extra strength.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   December 29th 2014, 5:40 am

That's some nice looking wood. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   December 29th 2014, 7:28 am

me too..going to look great...

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   December 29th 2014, 7:41 am

Great job!!!   Can't wait to see the finished gun.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   December 29th 2014, 7:18 pm

Waiting to see the finished gun !
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 1st 2015, 5:27 pm

Just some progress pictures. You don't want to know how many hours it took me to fit the nose cap. I got a compliment on how good of a job I was doing and I was like, Yes, But I doubt the new owner will even notice. LOL




I've only hit it with 100 grit so far, but man is this pattern friggin awesome! That's what I love about Beech, it can have some really neat looking stuff in it.


Standard on all CVA rifles that I work on. Bedded tang,trigger plate and now, the forearm. I still have to bed my 58's forearm and see if I can squeeze out a little better accuracy.


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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 1st 2015, 8:41 pm

Jonathan,
What kind of rear sight are you going to put on it Question

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 1st 2015, 8:55 pm

Im going to try to look for a rear sight like the one I put on yours. They work really well and are easy to see I think. An adjustable sight just wouldnt look right on the look I am shooting for.

So far I have 5 coats birchwood casey walnut on it. woooowee! Nice and DARK. I have to let it dry and then test a spot with boiled linseed oil to see if its there yet.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 3rd 2015, 8:51 am

looking good

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 3rd 2015, 9:42 am

Looks like a very rewarding project.  I'm thinking of buying an extra stock from ebay or where ever and trying my luck at refinishing one.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 3rd 2015, 12:17 pm

looks real nice..looks like you got a nice piece of wood also..nice grain....did a great job on the fitment of the parts...cant wait to see it done
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 3rd 2015, 12:31 pm

Jon,
 I glad your going to put the same rear site like you put on mine. It makes the rifle look more traditional and if you set it up for 75 yards like you did mine, the shooter would never have to move it. My .58 cal, that you re built is a little high at 25 and 50 but on the money at 75 and on the paper at 100. 50/60 yards is my comfort zone so for me, IT'S ON BUDDY........ Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 3rd 2015, 9:52 pm

Im glad it worked out for you Ray! I will replace my sight with the one like your as well. It just stood out perfectly with my eye sight.

Heres some crappy pictures. I snapped a couple before adding another coat of TruOil. I will let it dry till tomorrow night and then wet sand with 600 grit and keep adding.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 4th 2015, 2:59 pm

NICE!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 4th 2015, 3:42 pm

oooooo she purdy!! I did 600 grit wet sand since the finish was nice and hard. Wiped it down clean and added a thin coat and it was like glass. A few more coats and then I can wet sand again until it looks the way I like.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 4th 2015, 6:12 pm

She is looking good there Jon.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 6th 2015, 2:09 am

2000 grit and then another thin coat. After I finish it up tomorrow, it will dry and then get hit with a 12,000 grit pad and 1 careful coat of truoil.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 6th 2015, 4:12 am

Nice looking stock.
Will you apply any wax when you finished?

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 6th 2015, 10:06 am

Yeah I'll let it cure for a week and then do a couple coats of johnsons floor paste wax.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 6th 2015, 2:12 pm

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Nice looking stock there buddy......... Cool Just make sure it's a " ONE OF A KIND #4Wink
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 6th 2015, 8:31 pm

Just have to finish the rear section of the stock once the other stuff sets up in the morning.



Also have the barrel in the bathroom with the heat on and some humidity going. Its browning very nicely!
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 8th 2015, 12:52 am

looking great

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 8th 2015, 11:46 pm

I fergot to brown the tang, so that's not in the picture DOH!

So pretty its a darn shame I'll be selling it.

Front site was replaced with a german silver blade and the rear sight will be off a Marlin with an elevator ramp set up. I love it as I set my .58cal Hawken up for hopefully 200 yards. Its a great sight to have for hunting.

Triggers are all polished, adjusted and sweet. Lock is polished as well and greases lightly with moly. New nipple installed, brass was buffed down with a M3 scuffing pad for a brushed look. Waxed the stock as well for a little protection.

Once I finish it all up, I'll find a safe place outside for waaaay better pictures.



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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 9th 2015, 7:18 am

DANG NICE GUN.......

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Hawken #4 build   January 9th 2015, 7:30 am

What product did you use to brown the barrel?  My barrel is ready for browning so one day when I get "brave" enough I'm going to give it a try.

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