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#5499119 - 12/25/14 10:55 AM hawkins rebuild
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I cracked the stock on my Thompson Hawkins. So i thought i would change it's look just a little bit. order a new stock and replaced the brass with steal pieces.

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#5499249 - 12/25/14 12:25 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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#5499356 - 12/25/14 02:26 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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Mighty fine Whistler. Beautiful wood. I too prefer the steel furniture.
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#5499586 - 12/25/14 06:04 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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very well done
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#5499833 - 12/25/14 08:42 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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I think the browned steel goes better with the stripes then brass.
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#5500115 - 12/26/14 05:58 AM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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Nice.....I have a Hawken just like yours. Might have to do the same.
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#5500145 - 12/26/14 07:03 AM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: fishhuntgolfgeek]
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Beautiful job on your Hawken!

And I believe most (or all?) of the old-time guns built by the Hawken brothers used blued or browned steel, rather than brass. So your gun is more "period-correct."
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#5500163 - 12/26/14 07:23 AM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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Good looking stock. Nice grain, sets the look of the gun.

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#5500580 - 12/26/14 12:18 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
Dave Scott Offline
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Registered: 10/16/13
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Nice job. Is that real curly maple? Browned hardware looks good. I have a similar rifle but I put on a fixed rear sight, it is smaller and I think gives a little more streamline look although it isn't adjustable.

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#5500689 - 12/26/14 01:20 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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Yes it's real maple that I tiger stripped. I'm looking for another rear sight for it. Thinking about cutting a dovetail in it for the rear sight
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#5501900 - 12/27/14 08:35 AM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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Very nice piece!
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#5502107 - 12/27/14 10:06 AM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
Dave Scott Offline
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Well you have done one of the best jobs at tiger striping that I've seen. Congrats. Try Dixie Gun Works or Track of the Wolf for a replacement rear sight. They also sell lower front sights although I think I'd put on the rear and then just file down the front. I use paper shims under the rear if I need to tighten up a little.
Once again, you did a really good job.

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#5506225 - 12/29/14 11:29 AM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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Well done!!

I have that same rifle and you've just pointed me in a direction I wasn't considering. I like it!! cheers
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#5506963 - 12/29/14 05:43 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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I'm thinking about doing a full stock one since i have another TC Hawkins
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#5507383 - 12/29/14 08:14 PM Re: hawkins rebuild [Re: whistler]
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yeah I want a full length stock in 50.
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