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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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1st build question....

Been wanting to build a flintlock for quite awhile and I think I'm finally going to pull the trigger. Pretty much had my heart set on building a hawken, but I've heard this is one of the hardest guns to build. Can anyone tell me why this is? Quite a bit of drill press work perhaps? I'm not going to be scared away after reading this, just curious.
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The only difference I can think of quickly is wedges instead of pins and that shouldn't be a big deal.
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never built one ,but there is several on here that can answer your questions and walk you thru building one of your choice. good luck.
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Hooked breech/tang, again shouldn't be a big deal. Full stock or half stock?
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Half stock...
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I don't see any problem. Is it a kit ready to do some finish work on and assemble or a box of parts and a piece of wood or precarved stock?
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Think I'm going to order a preserve from track of the wolf. Order all the parts individually from there actually. Not going for an exact replica, just a hunting rifle so I'd like to mix and match what catches my eye.
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Sounds like a great project! Keep us updated on it.
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I got a great shooting round ball barrel for a TC Hawken and decided to re-stock it in maple with an inlet stock from Petaconia. I have been playing around with a few small projects to test the artificial tiger striping finish so I haven't started my stock yet. Going to go with all steel. I am not a big fan of brass. This should make a great gun especially with the L&R lock.
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I got a great shooting round ball barrel for a TC Hawken and decided to re-stock it in maple with an inlet stock from Petaconia. I have been playing around with a few small projects to test the artificial tiger striping finish so I haven't started my stock yet. Going to go with all steel. I am not a big fan of brass. This should make a great gun especially with the L&R lock.
Rugered, that's how I started my journey into gun building. I have a TC renegade that I've done quite a bit of work on... upgraded to an L&R lock and a Davis deerslayer trigger, but of which required a fair it of inletting. Also stripped the stock, slimmed it down a fair bit and refinished it. Added a ghost ring sight as well. Made a huge difference in how it shoots, but now I'm ready to build one of my own!
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