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Icemanxxxv

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So I got this trashed CVA Hawken 50 cal. barrel that I already cut a chunk off for another member here( Can't remember who) so he could practice cutting dovetails. Leads me to this post. I'm willing to cut it into 2, 3, 4, or whatever length you want drop it into a small flat rate box and ship it to you for practice for the price of the box and a mere donation not less than a dollar for my time. If you need or want a piece let me know how long you want. So 8.45 for the box and whatever you want to donate over 1 dollar.
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.36Rooster

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Hey, that would be perfect. I am looking into dovetailing a colt navy barrel, I THINK I know how, and some members here have explained the process to me, but I would like to do a couple of trial runs, as this revolver is my baby and would hate to make a mistake.

Do you have any pieces still available?
 

.36Rooster

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Maybe 4 or 5 inches ought to be fine. If you pm me your address I can get you a check in the mail.
 

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I will take a section. 4 or 5 inches will work. PM your information and I can PayPal or send a check. Thanks!
 

Notchy Bob

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Barrel sections will make neat hawks.
I'd like to see a picture of that..i can't get a mental image.
This image is from Beaver Bill Forging Works:

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"Beaver Bill" Keeler is a master blacksmith. I have a scalping knife (with sheath) and a trade axe that he made, and both are first rate. As noted on his website, he uses pieces of actual blackpowder rifle barrels as material for his pipe tomahawks, just as they did back in the Shining Times. I do think gun barrels were reserved for pipe tomahawks, though, to take advantage of the bore for the pipe bowl. A back issue of the Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly, from just a couple of years ago, had a little short article about an elbow pipe made from the octagonal section of a trade gun barrel. It still had the little "Sitting Fox" impression on it. I don't know just how it was made, if it was heated and bent to a 90 degree angle, or if it was cut and the pieces welded back together at an angle. It was a pretty cool pipe, though.

I believe the regular trade axes would have been made of wrought iron, frequently with a steel bit welded in for a cutting edge. Some of the really old ones were just iron, though.

@Icemanxxxv's generous offer would provide raw material for a blacksmith, as suggested by @Flintlock .

Best regards,

Notchy Bob
 

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This image is from Beaver Bill Forging Works:

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"Beaver Bill" Keeler is a master blacksmith. I have a scalping knife (with sheath) and a trade axe that he made, and both are first rate. As noted on his website, he uses pieces of actual blackpowder rifle barrels as material for his pipe tomahawks, just as they did back in the Shining Times. I do think gun barrels were reserved for pipe tomahawks, though, to take advantage of the bore for the pipe bowl. A back issue of the Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly, from just a couple of years ago, had a little short article about an elbow pipe made from the octagonal section of a trade gun barrel. It still had the little "Sitting Fox" impression on it. I don't know just how it was made, if it was heated and bent to a 90 degree angle, or if it was cut and the pieces welded back together at an angle. It was a pretty cool pipe, though.

I believe the regular trade axes would have been made of wrought iron, frequently with a steel bit welded in for a cutting edge. Some of the really old ones were just iron, though.

@Icemanxxxv's generous offer would provide raw material for a blacksmith, as suggested by @Flintlock .

Best regards,

Notchy Bob
That's very impressive work. I just couldn't visualize a hawk from a barrel. But now I do, especially a pipe hawk.

I think im a long way from having the skills to do that.

I found several ball pein heads at a yard sale i grabbed to make a hawk someday.

Thanks for the pics.
 
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