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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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I have a custom made Hawken that has an exceptional high grade curly maple stock. In an old barn of my great uncle I discovered what was left of an 1780's percussion Hawken. The only salvageable parts was the sterling silver cap box and different inlays. I can build pretty good rifles but I am a terrible in-letter. I would like to try and have this hardware inlet-ted to my current gun, anyone know a service that does?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 02:56 PM
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Couldn't be a 1780s percussion, they weren't invented until the early 1800s. As far as inletting goes, contact

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:17 PM
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My money's on a typo - should be ca.1870, since percussion caps weren't invented until 1820, but didn't come into general use until about 10 years later.


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