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#794259 - 06/24/08 04:26 PM Muzzleloader Help
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

My brother borrowed my Hawken .50 cal a few years ago to hunt. He never saw anything, so when he packed up to go home, he shot it rather than using the bullet worm that was in the stock. He never bothered to clean it. I told him to keep it so I wouldn't have to mess with it. I know for a fact that it still hasn't been cleaned, but I'm wondering now if it might still be salvagable. I gave him Pyrodex, rather than black powder, so it's not as corrosive. Since the gun has been stored inside all this time, might the barrel be salvagable? It's pretty rusty, but I'm no gunsmith, so I can't tell if it is pitted at all. Are there any suggestions?
#794275 - 06/24/08 04:40 PM Re: Muzzleloader Help [Re: ]

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28915
Loc: Copper Head Road

my geuss is it`s toast,,I tried to clean one like that one time and wound up throwing it and my fiberglass cleaning rod in the dumpster..
gun junky

#794287 - 06/24/08 04:54 PM Re: Muzzleloader Help [Re: mr.big]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

I guess now, then, the question becomes: where can I get a replacement barrel? I bought the gun mail-order from a company called Navy Arms, I believe.
#795229 - 06/25/08 09:21 AM Re: Muzzleloader Help [Re: ]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

I know that a simple washing with dishsoap right after he got home would've done it. But then again, if my brother is too lazy to use the bullet worm, he's too lazy to clean the thing. He's had it since the infamous shot, so I haven't looked at it past the 1/2" or so that light will go down the barrel. It may just be salvagable since it's been kept in a closet all this time & was shot with Pyrodex, rather than black powder. Thanks for the input. In case it needs replacement, are the barrels pretty much standard in how they connect to the stock?
#795342 - 06/25/08 10:25 AM Re: Muzzleloader Help [Re: ]
8 Point

Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 1638
Loc: Lake City, Tn

Get it and clean it up good.Use very hot water with dish washing soap and a bore brush. Get as clean as you can get it. Take it out and shoot some lead balls thru it and see how it does. You might be surprized how well it will still shoot.
Don't go pushin me against my will, I don't wanna have to fight ya, But I dern sure will,If ya don't want trouble you better just pass me on by.

Im a blackpowder junkie.

#795417 - 06/25/08 11:15 AM Re: Muzzleloader Help [Re: smokin]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

I'd be more worried about pitting in the barrel, though. Since I'm not a gunsmith, nor any sort of expert, I am a little hesitant to shoot it after it has sat for so long.
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