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Greenhorn
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My dad and I were thinking what to get my brother for Christmas and I came up with the idea. Lets rebuild his old CVA Hawken.

In the end, He got a new stock and a new .54cal 1:48 twist 28" barrel. I did all the work as usual on the rifle. Fully bedded tang, forearm, trigger plate. Browned the barrel with LMF browning solution, Knight red hot #11 nipple and then blacked out the brass with bras black. Let it rub off naturally in the heavy use areas and it will look like nicely aged brass.

Truoil finish and the stain used was Dixies antique gun stain. I think I did 2 or 3 coats of the dixie stain and then followed up with 1 or 2 coats of birchwood casey walnut to tame the red down. I really like the way it came out. My brother says hes going to hate hunting with it.



 
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Booshway
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It looks real nice. Good job!


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Booshway
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What Rancocas said


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Booshway
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Wow,that looks good....I'd be proud to hunt with that....


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Booshway
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Looks great. Curious to hear how it shoots. Please keep us posted.
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Free Trapper
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Nice job sir. And a good choice of caliber for a hunting gun.


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Booshway
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Looks good, hard to believe it started as a CVA!!
 
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A very nice rifle.


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Booshway
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Fully bedded, this rifle is going to be one terrific tack driving monster.
 
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Looks good.


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