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Thread: Tony Hawkins, the 38-50 or 38-303 and 303Guy

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    Tony Hawkins, the 38-50 or 38-303 and 303Guy

    Hello Guys

    I have a rifle coming that was supposedly rechambered from its original 38-55 to now use a 303 case - I'll have to do a chamber cast when I get it. I don't have it in hand yet but should do soon so am in the "homework" stage.

    However a bit of sleuthing to date suggests that Tony Hawkins (now deceased) who was a major force in Black Powder and barrel making in NZ a generation or so ago may have had a hand in it.

    According to the 'Net he had a cartridge he called the 38 Hawkins which was his version of the 38-303 or 375-303. Does anyone know anything about it??

    I have seem posts on overseas forums by a Kiwi who calls himself "303Guy" - does anyone know who he is, I'd love to talk with him as he has accumulated a lot of knowledge in this area (PM me if confidentiality is an issue)

    Thanks

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    there is something similar in a thread on www.terminal balistics definately .303 parent case necked up to larger...not entirely sure if its .38 or 338 but will give you some idea anyway.

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    Nelson Colie at Status Guns does a 35/303 . . . . he is worth a try, very helpful with lots of knowledge, good guy, does great work

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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    303 guy is a member here but hasn't been active for a year and a half. You could try sending him a private message. He is currently active on the cast boolit website
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