Changing Caliber Barrels on a Hawken

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 at 2:03 AM #1

    Satokad

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    Hello All,

    I was wondering if it was possible to change the barrel on my Hawken rifle from a 50 cal to a 32 cal (...or any other caliber, assuming that it fits the stock correctly). I was just wondering since the barrel comes off so easily.
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  2. Aug 16, 2019 at 2:18 AM #2

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    Don’t know what Hawken you have but, at one time Green Mountain made 32 and 36 caliber drop-in barrels for TC Hawken and Renegade guns. They weighed a ton and totally threw the balance of the gun off. My opinion and yer welcome to it.
     
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    It's an Investarms 50 cal. Sorry. I should have mentioned that in my original post.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2019 at 2:45 AM #4

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    The Investarms guns are basically clones of the TC’s with slight changes for patent or copyright purposes so, the GM drop-ins will fit those too but may need a bit of work to fit the slight differences. Usually nothing more than a file stroke or two on the hook to fit the Investarm tang is needed.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2019 at 2:49 AM #5

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    But GM no longer makes them so you’d hafta find one used or new-old-stock. Or find a breechplug and have one made.
     
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    Thanks for the information. It is greatly appreciated.
     

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