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Offline piotr-cz

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Investarm Hawken Kit
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:02:56 AM »
Some time ago I ordered a set:
Investarm Hawken Kit
CAL 45, 1:48 pitch, total length 114cm, weight ~ 3.7 kg

I was looking for something with a nice wood and managed to ... stock has a beautiful color and grain.

This was the set after unpacking the package





All items taken out of the box

























« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 11:57:23 PM by rich pierce »

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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 11:11:27 AM »
The first thing I did is fitting all the major components: hardware, barrel, lock and trigger.
It turned out that the wood has a nice supply of treatment so I need not fear that I lack the material.









Then I took the lock whose original decorations I did not like.

So I removed them with a file, preparing surfaces for engraving ...
I plan to delicate patterns like original hawken lock









I managed to do engraving on the lock.
Temporarily sealed the surface of cold-oxidative

After taking photos, I concluded that I must still make some adjustments.
By the way, it is interesting how much the pictures reveal any weaknesses that are not visible to the naked eye ...













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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 01:20:28 AM »
I worked a little on matching metal parts for wood.
I also made a few parts from scratch, in his own way ...



























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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 11:55:35 PM »
The Hawken Shop has an all steel replacement kit for those rifles. I did one the same with that kit and it made it look great. I left the patch box brass and soldered the steel trigger guard to an Hawken double set trigger. I browned the barrel, blind riveted the underrib which I got from Dixie Gunworks, and used matching ferruls.
I thought that wood came out rather well after tung oiling it. Many coats. The rifle shone.
I redid the sights, and never got to fire it as I ended up divorced. I miss that rifle. It sure looked good.
You doing a fine job yourself there. I like the engraving. Simple, makes the whole thing work.
Good job.

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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 12:48:23 AM »
I came up that I would be quite different patchbox.
As I thought I did ...
I cut the brass plate shape.
The opening patchbox in the kit filled timber.
Roughly matched the new element into the wood ...






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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 12:49:21 AM »

The main parts patchbox over ...
Have to do: close the lid and a spring pushing the castle of the opening.




























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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 02:17:32 AM »
Nice work on the patch box exchange.

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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 08:48:50 PM »
Pewter end stock I like a lot more









































After long figuring and finally came up with how to make a castle for patchbox.
A piece of flat spring and riveted to the brass bar, bent in a "T" did the trick.
I've still only earn some extra spring, which will open the lid. Pre-oiled wood ...
Brass parts of the engraving, and the preliminary patynowaniu. I think the end result will be satisfactory ...











« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 04:20:43 PM by Dennis Glazener »

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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 12:16:44 AM »
All steel parts polished with sandpaper 240th
I used alcohol for degreasing. 100ml bottle with enough success.
Applying fluid brunirowania repeated for 5 days in the morning and evening.
Components kept at room temperature and normal humidity in the house.
The process has been very slow but thanks I had more control over it.

After the last application of fluid waited 12 hours and proceeded to halt further corrosion.
I used the sodium carbonate solution
At the end of smear all parts of vaseline.
I got a beautiful chocolate color as you can see in the pictures.













































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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2013, 12:20:37 AM »
Finished Hawken ...



































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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2013, 04:04:45 AM »
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Applying fluid brunirowania
I assume this is what you used to brown the metal. Just what is it? I am not familiar with "brunirowania' i like the color.
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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 10:16:05 PM »
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Applying fluid brunirowania
I assume this is what you used to brown the metal. Just what is it? I am not familiar with "brunirowania' i like the color.
Dennis


Brunirowanie - (owner) literally browning, armor plate decorating techniques spread from the late sixteenth century in Italy, involving the artificial induction of rust on the metal by the action of light acids, followed by priming oil and polished the entire surface.

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Re: Investarm Hawken Kit
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 05:48:41 AM »
Impressive transformation. Thanks for the step by step pictures.