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Hawken Rifle Barrel Wedge

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Shytheed Dumas, Sep 3, 2010.

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  1. Shytheed Dumas

    Shytheed Dumas Member

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    I stopped by my favorite pawn shop today and walked out with a good condition Cabela's / Investarm SPA 25060 .50 cal Hawken rifle for $80 out the door. It seemed like a good deal, so I thought I would see how it shoots and if need be, I'll go ahead and buy a Green Mountain barrel for it.

    The only problem now is that the barrel wedge pin is missing, and I am finding almost nothing on parts for Investarm rifles. The only thing I've found so far is $20 delivered from gun-parts.com and that seems pretty steep for a small brass pin, especially considering what I spent on the gun in the first place.

    So my question is how universal are hawken rifle parts from different manufacturers and where should I go for the best buy on a replacement part?
     
  2. denster

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    Are you saying that the barrel wedge is missing or that the pin that keeps the wedge from comming all the way out is missing?
     
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    On page 21 of the Lyman manual, there's a section about how to properly fit a wedge pin with illustrations. Just ignore the warning about opening up the pdf file, I've opened it up many times without any problem.

    http://stevespages.com/pdf/lyman_blackpowder.pdf

    I've always had to considerably file down new wedge pins to get them to fit, but every gun is different. I wouldn't adjust the wedge plates unless there was no other way.
     
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  5. Shytheed Dumas

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    Thanks Arcticap - I just placed my order for half the delivered price I found, and the only reviewer said he purchased his for a Cabela's Hawken rifle. I really appreciate the tip!
     
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    I did'nt like the ones on my 54 lyman,hacksaw,file and some forge work ,the new ones look the part.
     
  7. messerist

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    My Lyman's GPR has two wedges that stay tight as a drum until I am walking through tall grass or snow. I have bought several extras just for that reason. I got them through Dixon Muzzleloading.
     
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