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Old February 8, 2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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St.Louis Hawken #2

Not fully complete. Still have to trim the lock and tang screws and cut dovetail for rear sight.

I did a little stock shaping in the wrist, 2 coats of dixie gun works antique gun stain, Truoil finish that was buffed down, laurel mountain forge barrel brown. All brass was blacked out with birchwood casey brass black. Fully bedded barrel channel and tang. Also have to replace that derlin ramrod with hickory once track of the wolf restocks.

This one is the Kit I got my dad for Christmas.



I'll take better pictures this evening. The sun is bright today and not making for good quality pictures. You take that rifle out into the sun light and the pattern just looks like flames of a fire.
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Old February 8, 2018, 05:06 PM   #2
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Not fully complete. Still have to trim the lock and tang screws and cut dovetail for rear sight.

I did a little stock shaping in the wrist, 2 coats of dixie gun works antique gun stain, Truoil finish that was buffed down, laurel mountain forge barrel brown. All brass was blacked out with birchwood casey brass black. Fully bedded barrel channel and tang. Also have to replace that derlin ramrod with hickory once track of the wolf restocks.

This one is the Kit I got my dad for Christmas.



I'll take better pictures this evening. The sun is bright today and not making for good quality pictures. You take that rifle out into the sun light and the pattern just looks like flames of a fire.
Amazing!! That is the nicest Traditions kit build I recall seeing. What a beaut!! Let us know how it shoots!!
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Old February 8, 2018, 06:02 PM   #3
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Thank you kindly!

Here are some better pictures.





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Old February 8, 2018, 08:43 PM   #4
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That is a thing of beauty! I am not sure whether you missed your calling as a gunsmith or a photographer!
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Old February 8, 2018, 11:32 PM   #5
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That sure does look nice. Another great build! Puts mine to shame.

Thanks for posting and inspiring!

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Old February 9, 2018, 11:21 AM   #6
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Staining and the browning turned out real nice. And its bedding is a outstandingly good decision.
I'm not fond of a shinny gun in the woods and I see that this build isn't a-do with polished bright hardware. "And that appeals to my old crooked shoot'in eye. You did a excellent job there youngman."
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Old February 9, 2018, 02:45 PM   #7
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Looking good, very good.
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Love that finish on the brass.
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If Traditions looked like that from the factory, I'd own several!
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Old February 10, 2018, 03:36 PM   #10
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Very nice !!!

Very nice work and I like the way the color of the barrel and stock, compliment each other. You definitely have the eye .....

My compliments and thank for sharing .....

Be Safe !!!
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Old February 10, 2018, 04:27 PM   #11
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So did the barrel not come dovetailed?
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