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Hawken rifle build #13959303 07/08/19
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My Hawken build is still in the works but it's starting to shape up.

Inspired by the Kit Carson Hawken. 54 caliber Rice barrel, 31 & 5/8 inch long, tapered from one inch at the breach to 7/8 inch at the muzzle. Weighs in at 8 pounds as it is now. All metal will be rust blue, wood still has some more finish ahead. Should be a nicely balanced offhand hunting rifle.

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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #13960031 07/08/19
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Looking mighty fine PDShooter.


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #13960384 07/09/19
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Looks Sharp


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #13960487 07/09/19
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congrats on duplicating such a historic rifle....looks great.

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Very nice


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #13960540 07/09/19
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PDS! Gonna be up to Green River! Prime possibles there!


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #13976677 07/15/19
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Very nice

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pds,
Looks nice! I still shoot an old Green River Rifle Works .50 cal., Hawken, from one of their kits they used to make. Curly maple stock on yours, I assume? Did you say you're going to blue the metal? Do you like that instead of a nice, plum brown finish?

Please send a finished photo when you're done, will you? Thanks.

Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #13992844 07/21/19
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Curl and burl in that lumber. I have some rifles and a Chief's Grade trade gun that are browned, but I believe rust blue is more correct for this particular rifle. I will post photos when its finished.

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Very nice.
I’ve been threatening to build the Track Of The Wolf kit of the same rifle. This winters project I think.

Bravo

Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: cobrad] #14001518 07/25/19
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That Track kit isn't quite as close to the Carson rifle as I wanted. But it would make a nice rifle regardless.


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14018464 08/01/19
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Originally Posted by prairie dog shooter
My Hawken build is still in the works but it's starting to shape up.

Inspired by the Kit Carson Hawken. 54 caliber Rice barrel, 31 & 5/8 inch long, tapered from one inch at the breach to 7/8 inch at the muzzle. Weighs in at 8 pounds as it is now. All metal will be rust blue, wood still has some more finish ahead. Should be a nicely balanced offhand hunting rifle.

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Very nice!

Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14044108 08/12/19
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Hey PDS!

How’s the progress on that old fence post tamper coming along?????

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Gonna look nice with you toting it!!!!


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14047029 08/13/19
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When I last spoke with my builder he was looking for a stamp to put (S Hawken - St Louis) on the barrel. That may or may not happen depending on finding someone who has the stamp and is willing. The stamps are out there.

I've learned not to rush your builder and you will get extra details you couldn't otherwise afford. I expect he will have it finished soon.
And I will be so happy to get it I'll be bragging about it everywhere!


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14047809 08/13/19
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Speaking of stamps. Hey did you see that fake Hawken that recently sold at Auction for $12 grand??? And it was a pizz poor fake! Modern block letter stamping S. HAWKEN. Looked like it was stamped by my 6 y o grandson.


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14050257 08/14/19
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No, I missed that.


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If it isn’t baroque, don’t fix it
Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14052114 08/15/19
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Good grief...


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14058114 08/17/19
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Spoke with my builder today. Going to have it in hand at the next rendezvous on Aug 31st. He says it shoots great and weighs under 8 pounds!


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Re: Hawken rifle build [Re: prairie dog shooter] #14072131 08/23/19
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Niiiiiiice!!!!!


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