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Green Mountain replacement barrels

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by k9kev88, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. k9kev88

    k9kev88 Well-Known Member

    I need to replace the barrel on an old TC Hawken that I put together back around 1979.

    Green Mountain lists the barrel I need, but it has been out of stock for a long time... anyone have any clue if GM is going to continue making these replacement barrels?

    15/16" Hawken Replacement Barrel Percussion .50

    Can I get one from somewhere else?

    I put a lot of effort into the woodworking on the stock, so I really would prefer to replace the barrel and start shooting it again - it was custom fit for me.

    Any ideas?
  2. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    Ebay usually has a fair number of Hawken barrels up for auction.
    Seen GM barrels up too.
    Have you looked/called all the internet ML shops?
  3. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure but my memory seems to tell me that Green Mtn. quit making guns/barrels a couple of years ago. Too bad if they did.
  4. k9kev88

    k9kev88 Well-Known Member

    well I just went back and checked with Track of the Wolf and all of a sudden they do have one in stock!!

    However, it is the fast twist version 1:28 - I have not used one of these, and previously shot round balls in the 1:70 original version.

    Can I shoot round balls in the 1:28 for targets at 50-100 yards with good results?
  5. zimmerstutzen

    zimmerstutzen Well-Known Member

    For perhaps less money, you could have the original barrel rebored to 54.

    Call Robert Hoyt in Fairfield PA and see what he would charge. You might be surprised.
  6. k9kev88

    k9kev88 Well-Known Member

    well, the frustrating part of this situation is that a buddy of mine used the rifle for several years and allowed the nipple channel area to get corroded to the point where I am not comfortable using it any more.

    He screwed it up, even though he is a gun enthusiast - I ended up getting a shotgun out of the deal, so at least he squared things up between us.
  7. zimmerstutzen

    zimmerstutzen Well-Known Member

    even with a new breech plug, still cheaper.
  8. Rattus58

    Rattus58 Well-Known Member

    As long as you have the right breech, almost any barrel that is well constructed is going to work. As long as you have the right breech/tang arrangement if you convert, it will work. I have a number of green mountain barrels on old stocks around here with L&R and other "found" locks to make some of my shooters...
  9. Acorn Mush

    Acorn Mush Well-Known Member

    Zimmerstutzen is giving you good counsel here. There will probably be less aggravation for you should you choose to have the barrel rebored to a larger caliber, or even bored out and relined in the original caliber.

    Good luck with whichever choice you make.
  10. k9kev88

    k9kev88 Well-Known Member

    I think I will see if I can get the breech plug off and look more closely at the damage. Might not be as bad as I thought.

    I have seen reference to Robert Hoyt, and it sounds like a great idea - if the barrel itself needs fixing, then it would be great to salvage it.

    Thanks for everyone's advice.
  11. rodinal220

    rodinal220 Well-Known Member

  12. k9kev88

    k9kev88 Well-Known Member

  13. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    I just got a notice from Track of the Wolf that they got in a bunch of new barrels from Green Mountain.
    You might wanna give them a call & see if they got any replacement barrels.

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