No. 3 Traditions St.Louis Hawken Build Complete


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Aug 23, 2010
Built this one for a friend of mine over the winter. Just went slow, enjoyed and took my time. I installed actual traditional sights ( not the plastic factory stuff ) a new Hotshot nipple & flash cup. Fully bedded the barrel and tang. She is rock solid!

The stock has a 600 grit finish, 10 coats of genuine oil, light faux maple stripes. All steel was slow rust browned. Brass was buffed back with a 800 grit scuffing pad and will be allowed to age naturally.

A hickory ramrod was also added to replace the factory derlin ramrod.


Buck Fever

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Mar 10, 2020
The bad bush
That looks nice. Is it going to be used for hunting? What are the ballistics like and how consistent is it with a reasonable loading procedure?

Can you break down where you bought all the parts and upgrades?

Also, what parts of the process require specialized tools or would be difficult for a less than handy person to complete?

I'm pretty handy but I would like to know what to prepare for if I try.

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