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My new TC Hawken

Old 01-22-2011, 03:05 PM
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Pictured below is my " new to me " TC 50 Hawken.

I bought it for $120 but the barrel is rusted and there was surface rust around the nipple. The surface rust cleaned right up and I'm working on the barrel. Lot's of good advice on barrel restoration has been received. I'll let you know how it goes.







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Old 01-22-2011, 03:17 PM
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For $120.00 looks like you did real good.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:40 PM
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Heck yeah. I'm expecting one in the mail any day now and I paid $200 which was still a good deal.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:56 PM
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You need to turn yourself in to the police. You stole that rifle. What a deal. If you want to make a profit, it would be awful easy.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
Heck yeah. I'm expecting one in the mail any day now and I paid $200 which was still a good deal.
I went to a gun show in Fondulac Wi. and there was a guy walking around with a TC Hawken 54 cal. So we got to talking, I thought he was selling it but he just bought it for would you believe ? 125.00. Seems I was a day too late and a dollar short again. And it looked really nice, the bore looked like it was shot with American Pioneer, you know, the white, grey coating it leaves.
Another guy had a really nice TC Cougar for 400.00
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:57 PM
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Update on my "deal ".

The bore is really pitted. I've done the cleaning, the evapa-rust and given it the JB Treatment.

The question now is... will it shoot with a pitted bore.

Any suggestions for a starting load?
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:37 PM
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I am thinking this one would be a good gun to put a NEW Green Mountain Fast twist barrel on. Ron
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:41 PM
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real nice wood grain, i'd strip it naked and get rid of the orange looking color and gloss finish.

I really like that brass though, it almost looks a copper color.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:14 PM
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Thanks for the ideas.

I called TC and customer service rep I talked to thought it was made in the late 70"s ( Serial # ).

I'm going to try to get it to group with this barrel and if it won't shoot look a some options. A fast twist is not out of the question but I have a couple modern inlines and like the idea of a traditional.

I hope it groups because having the original equipment is half the fun.

P.S. I love the color. I think the pictures make it look more orange than it really does.
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