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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Ironhand54, Mar 27, 2017.

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  1. Ironhand54

    Ironhand54 Member

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    Picked up a nice TC Hawkin this weekend. It still has the factory sights on it. I would like to replace them with more primitive sights but I am having trouble finding any. The front sight is not too hard but I can't find a rear sight. What I was thinking about is a long bar, adjustable sight that is drilled for the TC screw spacing. I know that they used to make them and I found one listing but they were out of stock. Can anyone suggest a source for this type of sight?

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  2. AJumbo

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    I think Log Cabin Shop or Don Eads used to have something like that. Dixie sells a copy of an original Hawken sight, about 6" long with an elevator wedge. It has a dovetail tenon, but you could make that go away and drill it for the TC screw holes. It's also unfinished, so it would need polishing and bluing/browning. I've installed a couple of them and they're pretty sharp-looking when done right.
     
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    How about a full buckhorn, rear sight, that is made for the TC rifles? :D http://www.thegunworks.com/custprodgun.cfm?ProductID=906&do=detail&Cat2Option=yes.

    NOW to really get the most out of your barrel, you may want to consider swapping out that TC front sight for something thinner. The TC front sight posts tend to be rather wide ( and Pedersoli's are worse; like looking over the top of a 2x4) and you don't get nearly the precision that a thinner front sight blade will provide..... I like a thin, silver front sight post as it gives me better accuracy and the silver is good for me in low light. http://www.thegunworks.com/custprodgun.cfm?ProductID=196&do=detail&Cat2Option=yes If it bothers you in bright sunlight when at the range, a lot of folks simply blacken theirs under those conditions. I like starting with the "high" version as it allows me room to adjust the silver blade with a fine file when sighting in the rifle.

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  4. LonesomePigeon

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    That T/C buckhorn rear sight is just what I need! I didn't even know they existed. Thanks for posting!
    I've got an old T/C Hawken .45 that I want to make more "historically correct". I want to put this stock on it from Pecatonia River too: http://www.longrifles-pr.com/thompsoncenter.shtml
     
  5. Ironhand54

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    As an addition to this thread, I know someone makes (or made) an iron furniture replacement set for the TC Hawkin. Anyone know where I can find one?

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  6. Loyalist Dave

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    Track of The Wolf carries replacement parts for the TC Hawken for the parts that were normally iron/steel in the plains rifles...,
    Butt Plate https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/675/2/BP-TC-H-I
    Nose Cap https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/799/3/FC-TC-R-15-I
    Trigger Guard https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/928/2/TG-HAWK-TC-I

    You can go further if you wish, and install ramrod thimbles that are soldered onto the under barrel rib, instead of being installed with screws through the barrel rib. IF you're also upgrading the stock, you might entirely omit the patch box, OR go for a more historic design in steel. You also might consider a poured, pewter, nose cap? :D

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  7. Ironhand54

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    Thanks Dave

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    :thumbup:

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  9. Ironhand54

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    I found this sight online. Looks like about what I want.

    www.jedediah-starr.com/closeup.asp?cid=193&pid=1695&offset=0

    I do have a couple of questions.

    1 Anybody ever dealt with this company? Opinions?

    2 I am thinking of pairing this with a brass blade front sight. Would a . 080 wide blade work? Given the description of the rear sight, how tall of a blade should I use?

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    IronHand
     
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