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Offline StrawHat

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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2015, 03:52:39 AM »
I had a Navy Arms 1803 Harper's Ferry rifle that had the vent in the bottom of the pan.  I scribed a line across the top of the pan and marked the center.  I removed the barrel and drove a nail into the vent to plug it.  I drilled a new hole at my mark and installed a vent liner.  I used a vent liner because I wanted the new hole to obliterate the old vent hole and without a liner the hole needed to be huge compared to a vent.  You could do something similar to make that rifle work.

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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2015, 04:46:36 AM »
Hi StrawHat, thanks for the suggestion. My Hawken and Kentucky barrels have a vent liner. Maybe making a touchhole vent liner with the hole close to the edge (off axis) would help? Install the blank vent liner and then mark the place to put the hole higher relative to the flashpan powder? Another solution may be to grind down the bottom of the flashpan so the hole is level with the top of the flash pan powder?

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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2015, 06:11:43 AM »
Hi, if anyone is interested in my locktime adventures with the Pedersoli Kentucky rifle, you can see that here in this archive:
http://blackpowdertimes.com/index.php?topic=2454.msg25310#msg25310

A lot was learned and a little knowledge gained that improved flintlock lock time. It may save you some learning curve time in your locktime struggle.

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Richard
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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2015, 04:26:43 PM »
I'm not sure why this particular rifle shape is called a Traditional Hawken. Pedersoli isn't the only one to call their half-stock plains rifle a Traditional Hawken. None of them look much like what any of the Hawken boys built back in the old days. I had a Cabela's Traditional Hawken, and it was a nice rifle. It didn't look much like an original Hawken, either.

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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2015, 03:31:32 AM »
...I'm not sure why this particular rifle shape is called a Traditional Hawken. ...

EM,

Why do the Italians name anything the way they do?  To get folks to buy it!  Unless you are willing to spend for a custom built rifle, there are not many true Hawken replicas on the market.  The Lyman Great Plains is closest perhaps, but not exact.  I am not aware of others that have recently been introduced that come close.

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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2015, 04:29:19 AM »
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Unless you are willing to spend for a custom built rifle, there are not many true Hawken replicas on the market.


This is true. I lucked into mine.

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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2015, 06:12:40 AM »
Hi, capandball did a video review on the Pedersoli Hawken (the percussion model):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7FgrwqJIvc

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Re: New flintlock rifle coming
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2015, 08:28:54 AM »
Good video there Richard!  L@.