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T/C Hawken Flintlock

I am looking at buying a T/C Hawken flintlock ML. Any advice on what's good or bad about the gun? Or anything to look at before purchasing one?
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Re: T/C Hawkens Flintlock

Make sure the barrel isn't bulged,and the lock sparks good.
Have you given any thought on the Lymans,Great Plains,or Deerstalker?

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Re: T/C Hawkens Flintlock

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Make sure the barrel isn't bulged,and the lock sparks good.
Have you given any thought on the Lymans,Great Plains,or Deerstalker?
Is it obvious if a barrel is bulged or is it a subtle thing?

No, don't really know anything about the other guns. I have read a lot about the T/C Hawken and it always seems to get good reviews.
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Re: T/C Hawkens Flintlock

The T/C Hawkens is a fine flintlock with which to take the black powder plunge. If you are a lefty, you might wish to reconsider.

I'm a lefty, and the flash in the face from the rh T/C Hawkens turned me into a flinch shooter. I was ok from the bench, but off-hand I couldn't hit a barn from the inside!

I scared quite a few deer, until I realized the righ-handed Hawkens wasn't for me. I had to go to Brad Emig for a used left-handed Yorktown before I finally began to "make meat" with the flintlock.

This is just some used information that may help your enjoyment of this wonderful sport of flintlocks!

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Re: T/C Hawkens Flintlock

the only thing with a t/c is it has a 1;48 twist if you just want to shoot roundballs [they will shoot them with okay accuracy if it was me i would look into the lyman guns the hunter and trade guns are 1;48twist but the great planes is 1;66 with is a round ball barrle and they cost a little less but what ever you get i hope it brings alot of good times

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Re: T/C Hawken Flintlock

A bulged or "Ringed Barrel" is the #1 thing I look for and they are out there.Sometimes they are very slight and other times they will show up as a bump on a flat on the barrel.Can be anywhere from top to bottom.A $15 drop in bore light is great for this.It will show up as a dark ring in the barrel.
Happens for a couple reasons.Short started balls and maxis ring about 6" from the end of the muzzle.Further back the barrel is often Maxis that slid off the charge and were fired.
Thompson (Hawken or Renegade) and Lyman are both great guns.Thompson parts that are broke are replaced buy sending back.Only shipping for sending it back is required.
Accuracy out of the 1:48 is less than 1 1/2" at 50 yds if you do your homework and try the variables.Some of mine make nice clovers at 50yds.Have some 1:60's and for hunting you are going to notice,some,but not that big of a difference.

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Re: T/C Hawken Flintlock

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A bulged or "Ringed Barrel" is the #1 thing I look for and they are out there.Sometimes they are very slight and other times they will show up as a bump on a flat on the barrel.Can be anywhere from top to bottom.A $15 drop in bore light is great for this.It will show up as a dark ring in the barrel.
Happens for a couple reasons.Short started balls and maxis ring about 6" from the end of the muzzle.Further back the barrel is often Maxis that slid off the charge and were fired.
Thompson (Hawken or Renegade) and Lyman are both great guns.Thompson parts that are broke are replaced buy sending back.Only shipping for sending it back is required.
Accuracy out of the 1:48 is less than 1 1/2" at 50 yds if you do your homework and try the variables.Some of mine make nice clovers at 50yds.Have some 1:60's and for hunting you are going to notice,some,but not that big of a difference.
Thanks for the detailed info....Have a great weekend!!
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Re: T/C Hawken Flintlock

Love the T/C Hawkin!
Our gang of about a dozen or so filters all have Hawkins. Since allowed, we have been shooting Buffalo Ball-ets. Great accuracy with these, Though they ate not in production any longer (we stockpiled). I can usually knock a quarter off a fence post off hand out to 50 yards...
Taken about 30 deer with mine so far. Anywhere from 5-120 yards
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Love the T/C Hawkin!
Our gang of about a dozen or so filters all have Hawkins. Since allowed, we have been shooting Buffalo Ball-ets. Great accuracy with these, Though they ate not in production any longer (we stockpiled). I can usually knock a quarter off a fence post off hand out to 50 yards...
Taken about 30 deer with mine so far. Anywhere from 5-120 yards
Man, that is great!!!! I am going to a public sale Friday that has one up for sale....wish me luck .
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Re: T/C Hawken Flintlock

Post a pic when you get it!

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