Unfired TC Hawken with laminated stock

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  1. Dec 14, 2019 #1

    Muddly

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    Just bought one for a song. Unusual, but very handsome.
    The shop was asking $350, but because the set triggers wouldn't and there was a patch in the breech, I got it for $250.
    The rifle shows exceptional fit and finish. Even the screw head slots line up. There are trivial handling marks on the wood, but the blueing is perfect. The bore is immaculate including the crown.
    Couldn't be happier! To get a practically new Hawken for $250 is great! That its a hen's tooth is icing on the cake.
    Can't wait to shoot her! .50 caliber percussion btw.
    Pics and range report to follow.
     
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    Nice score! Congrats. :)
     
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    Need to take a good look at her!

    Congrats on such a steal. (Thumbs up!)

    Respectfully, Cowboy
     
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    Congratulations.

    You might want to try to unscrew the little screw that is located between the set triggers. That could get the set triggers working.

    I've seen several cases where someone screwed that screw in too far. If this happens, the catch on the front trigger won't be able to hook onto the latch on the rear trigger so, it won't stay "set". Simply backing off that little screw a couple of turns fixed them.
     
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    How do yo mean Laminated?
    That me assume plastic. Then you refer to the "wood". I am puzzled/
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    The picture looks like a long rifle and not a Hawken But whatever, It's a handsome rifle for $250. That'.s less than I paid for a kit in the '70's.
    Dutch
     
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    I have several "others" with laminated stocks.
    The process is multiple layers of different woods glued and pressure stacked, then cut, shaped to the stock design.
    The process creates some stunningly beautiful and exceptionally strong stocks, almost impossible to break even when trying.
     
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    Dr5x

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    Laminated wood stocks which gives them a lot more of the strength found in plywoods.
    I am a bit embarrassed. I visualized a lamination of many coats of plastic.
    They won't be traditional but they could be beauties like this one.
    Dutch
     
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    Think plywood.
     
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    Picture, where's the picture?
    FAR from plywood. Laminated wood stocks are higher quality and more stable than a standard wood stock.
     
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    I agree. A friend had two of these and they were good-lookin’ guns. Just tryin’ to help Dr5x understand what a laminated stock was.
     
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    Gotcha!
     
  13. Dec 15, 2019 #13

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    Oddly enough, the screw between the triggers was too far out. Turned it in a bit and Viola! Tick CLICK.
    The items that gave me concern were all easily dealt with.
    I took her to Dixon's and Greg got a bit bug eyed. Said he'd heard of but never saw one. He did say " Too bad its not a flintlock"
    Next sunny day, I'll get some pics. Indoor light doesn't do her and good.
    So long as its not all funny colors, green and red or something, I've no problems with laminates. Tough as nails. Not your average TC either.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2019 #14

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    Laminate stocks are really a nice stock if you want strong, stable and stunning in appearance. Not everyone likes their looks but they make a great stabil gunstock.
     
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    Here's some pics of my laminated Hawken.
    I think she's a handsome piece! Very nicely built, with a fit and finish a cut above typical.
    I also scored an unfired factory .50 caliber barrel. Nice to have spares...
     

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    That IS very nice!
     
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    I wish mine was that purdy and had such nice grain. :)
     
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    Plywood is exactly what it is, most of the gunstock blanks are made by Rutland Plywood in VT, or were, the place burned down a few years ago. The family has reopened but as a much smaller company. They are indeed very strong and stable.
     
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    Congratulations, fine looking Rifle.
     

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