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do you have the broken one? this is the circular spring right?
if you have the broken one there are guys here and elsewhere that can make you one, using the dimensions of the old one.
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Only two cost I've received were 300 plus. I'll give it more time but looks like cutting out the box lock and putting it in a Hawkens stock going to be the route to go if one can't be found.
 
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As a member of the Gemmer Muzzle Loading Gun Club, I worked the firing line at the Hawken Classic. The original rifle was fired about 180 times over the weekend. To my knowledge there were only 3 misfires. Each time it was related to cap debris blocking the touch hole. Light loads of 30 grains of 2fg GOEX powder were used to send the 0.495 ball down range. We used 0.015" pillow ticking and spit for the patch lube. A Gemmer Member loaded the rifle. Shooters capped and fired. We wiped the barrel with alcohol between shots. We did not have fouling build up to block the flash channel.

Due to my recent shoulder surgery, I was not allowed to fire the rifle. I was very sad about that. I thought about cheating, but in the long run I just held the rifle to my shoulder and called out bang to get the medallion indicating I had fired the rifle.
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The rifle is heavy at 14 to 16 pounds, but balances well with the crescent butt plate nestled above the bicep and resting across the chest while supported by the elbow resting on the side ribs. Those who shot it, found the sights to be right on and the set trigger very light.

I know of at least 5 other members of the Forum besides @Kabulrocks who were there. Who else?
 
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Hello everyone finally made it to the range today with a custom 50 underhammer I bought from a feller on another forum it's short and sweet and likes both roundballs and Lee Real boolits 250gr pushing them with 70gr of FFF GOEX no open sights on it so I mounted a 4-12x40 scope I had laying around got her dialed in at 25 yards took a few shots to get there but that's part of the fun.
 

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Thanks I've looked every where no name or marking of any kind not even the caliber, I even shot a couple of TC maxi hunters and they shot to the same point as the real boolits has a great trigger, wish the feller I got it from had given me more info I really need to contact him and see if he does know anything else. I got it in a package deal with 2 other BP rifles.
 
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started cleaning up my work space so i could find the pistol i'm building.
took 4 hours to find the bench top. then i got distracted by the Mortimer replacement stock that has been sitting in a cradle for two months.
rasped on one side of it for a while. now i can't see the bench top again. never ends.
made another pound of fffg. was getting low.
 

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It’s a sunny day west London just messing around on patio. I cleaned up the breach plug with a dremmil added nipple and barrel. Looking good I’ll need to make a percussion hammer need to use my sons bandsaw this weekend he’s 90 miles west in Cirencester barrel 31” long ,625 bore 1-28” twist slab of walnut was £55 a lot of cracks opening up one more for my collection of wall hangers. France no wall hangers there.


enjoy
 

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