Well I Managed to Break My TC Stock

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  1. Jun 23, 2019 #1

    lwscrim

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    Well I broke my TC Hawken stock today while attempting to swab the barrel.
    I knocked it from its' cradle when I withdrew the cleaning rod and the rifle fell backwards and hit the floor (wood, no concrete), I tried to catch it but totally missed.

    This was my first outing with this TC .45 Hawken that I purchased recently from another forum member off the want adds section.

    I did manage to fire two(2) twelve(12) round shot strings.

    The first 12 were testing for function and rough sighting. Mostly just a function test.

    The second string of 12 were from a bench rest to set the sights before I started into load testing. The starting loads I was using was 50 grains and 75 grains of FF Kikk BP and a .430 PRB. I use these loads in another .45 that I hunt with.

    The sights were close enough that I went straight to the 100 yard range and was on paper with the first shot, I only had to make a slight vertical adjustment with 75 grains of FF. I managed to keep all the shots within three inches group after the sight adjustment.

    This is my first TC muzzle loader and I was looking forward to using it for the upcoming deer season. Darn the Luck...

    I posted a wanted to buy in the forum want ads if anyone wants to help?!?

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  2. Jun 23, 2019 #2

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    Ebay, they have em, all the time. Be ready to to PAY for a good one
     
  3. Jun 23, 2019 #3

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    Thanks, I hadn't thought of Ebay... I try to stay away from that place, but sometimes you just got to visit...
     
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    That broke in the absolute most non-repairable spot.......

    +1 check Ebay or GunBroker, might even be cheaper, actually, to buy a clapped out Hawken with a decent stock , I see a few "nice T/C Hawken with rusted bore $150" on GunBroker. In other words someone forgot they had to clean it and it sat for 10 years.
     
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    I left you a message in classified....
    I have some nice ones with 15/16 barrel channel , that's what you need for the .45 and .50 caliber

    I've been buying custom carved stocks , so I ended up with some nice originals...
     
  7. Jun 23, 2019 #7

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    GunBroker sounds like a great idea! I've already been poking around on Ebay...

    Big Bear I saw your message in the classified, I will respond there. Thank you!
    Sam
     
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    Check this forum under shooting accessories for sale. There may be one listed
     
  9. Jun 24, 2019 #9

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    That Is Repairable, and you can customize it to boot! ;)
    Looks like a little too much wood was missing from the mortise, but that can be corrected, and a custom side plate fitted, which will also help to reinforce the repair. Will cost very little too. You'll need some Acraglass, a brass side plate, an after-market lock bolt, and a couple of screws to go with the side plate.

    OR you could do the same internal repair, and then apply brass to the outside to make it look like a frontier repair. I recommend the first idea.

    PM me if you'd like to know more.

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    I sure wouldn't fiddle and fuss with that hunk of firewood, and I probably wouldn't even bother with a used original.

    I'm not the handiest guy in the world, but once upon a time I got a replacement from Pecatonica for less money than many discussed here. And came out with a heck of a lot nicer chunk of wood while I was at it. Best of all for my bony face, it did away with that miserable raised comb TC built on theirs for scope use. I'd post pics, but after shooting it once our son-in-law claimed it.
     
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    I suggest not buying any new S&W or TC. S&W ruined TC Reputation, now they knock of Rugers.
     
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    Sounds to me like BIGBEAR is a handy solution. Just sayin......
     
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    I found a replacement stock!
    Thanks to all who offered advice and help!

    Just as a side note, I did glue the original stock back together with water proof wood glue as the two pieces fit together very tight.
    However, I don't think I would have ever trusted it...
    But the suggestion of reinforcing the area with a brass side plate has me wanting to experiment.
    Sam A.
     
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    Hello lwscrim, If you are still looking I have a T/C Hawken stock I have one unfinished with brass nose cap, butt plate and cap box. I don't know what caliber it was for.
    Send me a PM and I can send you some pictures.
     
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    Hello lwscrim, If you are still looking I have a T/C Hawken stock I have one unfinished with brass nose cap, butt plate and cap box. I don't know what caliber it was for.
    Send me a PM and I can send you some pictures.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Phill, PM sent
    Sam A.
     
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    Scrim, I had the same thing happen to me with a tumble down a hill. Re-stocked it with one from Pecatonica. Left it a little thick as its a tool thats expected to get dinged in the woods.
    Took some effort on my part but I got my flinter back.
    I think age has dried out some of these old stocks on T/C,s
     

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