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    Just Jim

    I was reading another post from Angie and she mentioned that Zonie was not around! I couldn't help but come here an look! Never knew Zonie personally but he moderated on this forum when I first come to this forum. The one thing that always struck me about Zonie was his knowledge of muzzleloading...
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    This may sound stupid!

    I got my copy of, The Hawken Rifle - Its Evolution from 1822-1870 from the NMLRA site yesterday in the mail. That is going to be a great help with this upcoming build. It is hardbound approximately 3/4" thick. With good color photos and loaded with information! Well worth the money! So begins...
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    This may sound stupid!

    Watched # 1 video today. Very good information. There is a total of 8 videos. Lots of good information in those!!!
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    This may sound stupid!

    I have the book Recreating the American Long Rifle
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    This may sound stupid!

    Well thanks for not making me sound even more stupid than I felt!! I just know even with a pre-cut stock I had to make adjustments. I must be doing something wrong when I try to quote someone. I highlight someone's words I get the option to quote. Yet when I click on quote it doesn't appear in...
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    This may sound stupid!

    This build I am about to start will be my first scratch! So this question has been in my mind for the past few days! When building a muzzleloader from scratch which determines the other. I am assuming and yes I know what that word means!! Assuming the barrel placement is going to dictate the...
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    Hawken squirrel rifle

    That turned out real nice!!
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    Questions about original Hawken Halfstocks

    Herb, it is great to see you post on this thread. Years ago, I discussed this very subject with you in detail! At the time I was going to do a rebuild of the Traditions, St. Louis Hawken I had. That was before the stock got broken and I discovered blowback around the breech plug. This build I am...
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    Old guy found his way back!

    I forget you can like these posts! I don't think it was that way on the old forum. So if I don't like your post it is not because I don't like you, I just forgot that you can do that!
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    Questions about original Hawken Halfstocks

    Thanks FishDFly! I didn't realize I was taking a stick and poking one of these !! I now am beginning to realize why the subject original Hawken opens up such a discussion!
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    Questions about original Hawken Halfstocks

    I am beginning to understand the devil is in the details! Does anyone remember the name of the thread or the members name in the thread that FishDFly spoke of?? In 2004 or 2005, there was a very long running post here on the Hawken rifles which went over 30 pages started by a guy here in Texas...
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    Questions about original Hawken Halfstocks

    Wow, some deep information! You know what catches my eye about these rifles. The top one is property of the MT Historical society. Meek posted these two as. A couple of rifles assembled from Hawken Shop Hawken kits (from the Art Ressel period). This is the Jim Bridger from the...
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    Questions about original Hawken Halfstocks

    Anyone got a discount code for the purchase of the, "The Hawken Rifle - Its Evolution from 1822-1870" ? That looks like a good reference! Plmeek The Hawken rifle you linked has been discussed on the forum before. I've suggested that it might be an example of what some period advertisements...
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    Questions about original Hawken Halfstocks

    So I am entertaining the idea of my next build being a .50 Hawken Halfstocks. As I am looking at the furniture I see it in brass and steel. I am thinking of using all steel furniture and browning like the rifle will be!! Here is a link to this supposedly Samuel Hawken origional, that sold for...
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    Questions about a breech plug on a Traditions

    They used to make a a sealer that was impervious to heat and chemicals, it was primarily for automotive. However I remember using it on a lot of other things as well. You pasted it on with a brush in the bottle and once dried it looked like shellac if you ever had to break the seal! It left a...
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