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  1. RhinoDave

    WANTED .390 RB mold

    Looking for a double or gang mold for a .390 ball. I would prefer to send money to someone has one sitting on a shelf instead of a big box store.
  2. RhinoDave

    Do you recognize this kit?

    x2 what Zonie said. I have a 1988 Dixie catalog that shows the overcoat pistol. Appears to be almost an exact match.
  3. RhinoDave

    Making a full stock into a half stock...

    That type of vertical entry is common in SMR or Tennessee style rifles. If you don't like it you could change the entry thimble to maybe a bivins style with a flange that tapers onto the stock and you would angle the stock to match the entry pipe. I agree with Zonie that the long barrel would...
  4. RhinoDave

    Richland Arms Spring ??

    I had one of those a while back. It was a pretty good rifle for the cost. The one I had had a serious knot and crack through the center of the stock. I repaired and refinished it. The target picture is from the first time shooting it after refinish.
  5. RhinoDave

    Preparing to restore a 70's TC Hawken

    I purchased it from Track of the Wolf. Catalog #17 item # TG-E-5-B It is not listed in the current catalog and I think it was replaced by item # TG-SPW-H-B The ends of the mounting plates are a little different but it's basically the same shape guard.
  6. RhinoDave

    Preparing to restore a 70's TC Hawken

    The stock on these TCs are pretty bulky to start with and a lot of wood can be removed when refinishing. Like Fred, I took so much wood off the stock that it required very little finish stripping. I inletted the barrel key plates and thinned out the fore end quite a bit. Like Fred, I thinned...
  7. RhinoDave

    CVA STOCK FINISH REMOVAL

    +2 on the Citristrip. I've used it on a few rifles.
  8. RhinoDave

    Hawkins fix it project

    I'm with fred on the chip. I'd add a toeplate. I've added toeplates to every rifle I've refinished.
  9. RhinoDave

    "Fixing" the TC Hawken

    You can change the looks somewhat without spending a great deal of money. Like others have stated, it's just not really worth spending a lot of money unless it is something you plan on keeping for yourself. The biggest change in the looks of my rifle is the different triggerguard. I've always...
  10. RhinoDave

    December shoot

    Shot my target yesterday. Certainly won't win any prizes. After a couple of misses, I had to lower my expectations a bit to at least get on the score card. Probably mail it out later today.
  11. RhinoDave

    November Turkey shoot

    Thanks Terry for organizing these. I enjoyed shooting my first match here and am looking forward to the next one. The target is printed and hopefully, I'll get a chance to shoot it next Tuesday during our clubs weekly rondezvous.
  12. RhinoDave

    November Turkey shoot

    First time entering a contest. target will be sent soon.
  13. RhinoDave

    Older photo posts

    https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/my-1853-enfield.106844/ All I see is a red X
  14. RhinoDave

    Older photo posts

    I notice that all the links to older photo posts are broken. Is there anyway to restore them or are they gone for good?
  15. RhinoDave

    Your first muzzleloader?

    My first rifle was a Navy Arms Remington Zouave around forty years ago. Got into black powder through a friend and neighbor who was into Civil War reenactment. Shot with them a few times but only got hooked on muzzleloading and not the reenacting. Many rifles and pistols have come and gone since.
  16. RhinoDave

    T/C hawken

    I did the same thing as Fred suggested when I refinished my Hawken. I took a little off the top of the comb but removed quite a bit of the raised cheek which made the top of the comb much thinner. The picture I'm posting should give you an idea of how much wood was removed from the cheek...
  17. RhinoDave

    mid 19th Century Winter Shoot Photos

    Good looking bunch.
  18. RhinoDave

    Hopkins & Allen The Minuteman Rifle

    Not too long ago, I picked up a Hopkins and Allen "Kentucky rifle". I believe it is just a cheaper version of the Minuteman. It does have a two piece stock and no patchbox. The barrel is also shorter at 34" instead of 39" . It is listed in the back of "Black Powder Gun Digest 3rd ed." as a Model...
  19. RhinoDave

    Traditions Pennsylvania refinish project.

    Got a chance to do a little work on this and would like some input on whats been done and where to go from here. Like stated earlier, I simply don't have the resources to replace many of the parts and since I'm just an amateur at this I'm simply shooting for passable and not some work of art...
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