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#2089023 - 09/27/10 10:52 PM Converting a flintlock to cap question
sneakboxer
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Hello all, I have a cabelas hawken style 50cal flint lock. I'm thinking about upgrading the triggers and fritzen or the entire lock to make it more user friendly. I originally got this rifle to hunt in PA and i like it but it is not the most reliable MZ i have ever shot.
With that said i contemplated switching to percussion cap. Has anyone switched from rock to cap? Any opinions would be appreciated.
I'm not in the market for a new rifle at this time.
Thanks,
Greg
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#2089047 - 09/27/10 11:57 PM Re: Converting a flintlock to cap question [Re: sneakboxer]
stik
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it would probably be cheaper to just buy another rifle.
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#2089155 - 09/28/10 07:36 AM Re: Converting a flintlock to cap question [Re: stik]
TheAirMan
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Do you know for a fact that it is even possible to do that? I've never heard of doing that, but that doesn't mean anything.
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#2089645 - 09/28/10 08:03 PM Re: Converting a flintlock to cap question [Re: sneakboxer]
quigleysharps4570
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I can't recall who makes the Cabela's Hawken but that's where I'd start...by seeing if you can order the drum and percussion lock for that particular model. I know that idea would work with my little .40 caliber flintlock if I were so inclined to do so.
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#2090041 - 09/28/10 11:08 PM Re: Converting a flintlock to cap question [Re: quigleysharps4570]
FrontierGander
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no you cant do that with the cabelas hawken.

i have a barrel for one 50cal perc but its pitted up pretty good in the bore.

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#2090061 - 09/28/10 11:42 PM Re: Converting a flintlock to cap question [Re: FrontierGander]
sneakboxer
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I'm away from home right now but if i remember right Cabelas rifles are made in Italy and track of the wolf or Dixie makes parts for them.

I want to take it to Dixie and see if i can install a drum (threaded touch-hole) and get a cap lock to meet up right. I was hoping that some one else blazed the trail for me. Oh-well it was worth a shot.

Rock locks intrigue me so i guess i'll tune it up and be fine.
Thanks for the help so far,
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#2095462 - 10/03/10 08:22 AM Re: Converting a flintlock to cap question [Re: ]
Hickory Nut
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There are lots of used TC Hawken rifles for sale. Our local pawn shops have several of them. Most black powder shooters have moved to the in-lines and the side locks are setting around gathering dust. I can see why you would want to keep an old favorite. I haven't gone to the in-lines and still shoot the percussion rifle I bought 30 years ago.
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