Question for TC HAWKEN Shooters

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What thread size does an original Thompson Center Hawken ramrod have for accessories such as jags, worms, mops, ball pullers, etc. 10-32 or 8-32?

I doubt it matters, but if it does, my TC Hawken is .54 caliber.

I'd prefer not to waste time and money by ordering the wrong size.
 

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10x32. Some older rods also had 8x32 threads in the bullet seating end. When you order mops, brushes, pullers and such be sure to get good ones with brass ends that have the wire through them and not the cheap aluminum ends that are just crimped on
 

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Take the rod to the hardware store and try their various sizes to see.

Don’t know why all that would be necessary when I just told him what size they are. All TC rods have the 10x32 threads on the jag end and some older rods also have 8x32 threads in the ball-seating end.
 

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Don’t know how to make the font any bigger on this I-pad but, once again 10x32! And if both ends are threaded the other end will be 8x32.
 

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Took the one end and re-threaded to take a shotgun brush for swipes between shots

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Well, it's that ol internet thing! Read it, appreciate it and then double check it. :)

Do you have any problem with the brush leaving fouling in the breech area?
 

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I acquired my TC Hawken in 1974. It may have been made in '73 or '74 I suppose. The rod was 5/16 OD with 3/8 OD tips. The jag end was threaded 10-32. The other end was cupped and flared to push the ball down and had no threads.
 

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I acquired my TC Hawken in 1974. It may have been made in '73 or '74 I suppose. The rod was 5/16 OD with 3/8 OD tips. The jag end was threaded 10-32. The other end was cupped and flared to push the ball down and had no threads.
Here ya go my friend. Pretty sure this is the rod you’re describing? No threads on flare end and 10x32 on the other. This rod belongs to one of my TC Hawken rifles.

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Yup, that's exactly the same. I found it only partially useable since mine always has a jag attached and the jag serves perfectly to push a ball down while the flared cup seems designed to abuse ones hand. No tip on the flared end seemed more useful so the rod was replaced.
 

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If you have an old pair of leather work gloves, cut off the little finger. Put the cut off over the concave tip to protect your hand. That may be quicker than making a rod accessory handle to screw into the threaded tip.
 

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If you have an old pair of leather work gloves, cut off the little finger. Put the cut off over the concave tip to protect your hand. That may be quicker than making a rod accessory handle to screw into the threaded tip.
OR -
Just buy a brass range rod to take to the range with you and keep in the cave for cleaning and such......
 

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OR -
Just buy a brass range rod to take to the range with you and keep in the cave for cleaning and such......
I keep a fancy "range rod" with a folding "T" handle in the long external pocket of my soft rifle case.

I really "need" to get an more appropriate case, and perhaps a leather scabbard that will work on my Miami Sun (traditional) trike.

I believe Mr. Jeffery Foxworthy once stated: "You might be a redneck if you have a gun rack on your bicycle ..."
(Guilty.)
However, Mr. Foxworthy never mentioned a scabbard on your bicycle or tricycle. :)
 

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If you have an old pair of leather work gloves, cut off the little finger. Put the cut off over the concave tip to protect your hand. That may be quicker than making a rod accessory handle to screw into the threaded tip.
That rod is long gone although the threaded tip is still working. My rods have a 10-32 tip on each end. When in the field the rod has the jag attached. In the shooting bag is a handle made from a file handle with a 2" extension and another 10-32 tip. Presto, range rod in the field. Works with steel, brass and wood rods.
 

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