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  1. .50 Maxi mold help

    Bullet Casting
    I have been shooting patched round balls through my multiple side lock riffles and pistols for some time and have molds for round balls at .490. I have also shot a multitude of sabot style conicals and the like. I am interested in getting in to maxi balls, not necessarily Minie balls with the...
  2. Out of production

    I have been searching for some time for a synthetic side lock. C.V.A. made one for a time called a bobcat but hasn't been in production for some time. Any bobcats on line that are for sail are 4 to 5 times the original price. Is any one aware of a side lock .50 with synthetic stock currently...
  3. Petroleum jelly?

    I have a .50 Hawken side lock and a traditions .50 side lock pistol, both are wonderfully fun to shoot. I use patched .490 round balls. I coat my patches in petroleum jelly and coat the area around the nipple with it as well to prevent soot from accumulating. This works wonders for clean up i...
  4. WhaTs My Hawken Worth?

    Tress years ago I bought myself a Traditions Hawken Woodsman .50 cal flintlock rifle, I have shot less than 100 rounds through it and it was cleaned after each session, aside from two scratches, the matte finish the brass has taken, and a but of crud on the end of the ramrod, it is still...
  5. Thompson Hawken Kit - trigger help

    I just bought a .50 Hawken kit as my winter project to pass the dark days - snow or whatever else comes hither. Everything checks out with a "light" assembly to make sure everything is fitting and present. The double triggers - ""set trigger" has me stumped. The set doesn't seem to ride...