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Competed gun in Jan 1992 and tested fired only . Well I'm going to use it this year for ML deer this year . Work up a load and sighted it in today for the 1st time . It is a shooter and it did a number on my soft steel pistol target





 

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Nice, nice, nice. I need to do some thing like that, Have two TC Hawken kit I should put together.
 

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16 years? It took you 16 years to get the urge to fire that bad boy??? I just can't quite grasp the concept! It is a beautiful rifle, by the way. I have always has a soft spot for muzzle loaders, as I grew up going to the NMLRA championship shoots at Friendship, IN. My dad set up at the flea market there, and I have lots of fond memories of the shoot, and muzzle loaders, and of the folks that shot there in particular.
 

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A rifle like that is the very soil of the shooter especially if your the one that put it together. Great job you have done and some darn fine shootin as well. Proud for ya pard.
 

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Now I find that gun extremely attractive. Great job TN. My brother says he has two kits - one for him and one for ME. We've always been close. :mrgreen:
 

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Now I find that gun extremely attractive. Great job TN. My brother says he has two kits - one for him and one for ME. We've always been close. :mrgreen:
The TC kit are a snap to put together , and they shoot good too . This was not a kit gun . It took almost 100 hours to just cut barrel channel and shape stock by hand . And the only power tool I used on gun was to thread barrel for hooked breach in a lathe everything elsa was done by hand like they did 200 years ago .
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What did you finish the wood with?
The wood is maple acid burnt not stained . Stock was soaked in 50% kerosene and 50% linseed oil for about a week or two and hand rubbed linseed to finish it off . The gun can be carryed in jungle or in rain and stock won't twist or warp because no water can't enter wood . If a person would like a high shine tung oil can be put on now .





If you would like to scratch build one click on paste they have all the part and the have part kits starting at $549 plus the barrel
http://muzzleloaderbuilderssupply.com/c ... s-Drawings
 

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I used to read Zane Grey and worry about Wetzel's rifles getting soaked....they had it all figured out long before I was born!!! Neat to make your own rifle...instant heirloom to leave to a special boy someday....
 
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