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“It’s more than a rifle---it’s history”
Original Hawken Rifle Kits
Hawken kits - Kits are available 95% inlayed requiring only minimal hand
tools and patience to do the final fitting.
We now offer finished completed Hawken rifles from our kits, please call for details!
Hawken Shop® Rifle Kit
Rice Muzzle Loading Barrel Company barrel, historically correct specifications.
#3 grade wood
Upgrades to #4, #5 and #6 grade wood available.
Hawken Rifle Plans Life size, by Don Lauer of St Louis are also available
Overall Length: 50"
Barrel: 34" in length, tapering from breech to muzzle
1-1/8" - 1" 1x48" twist
Stock Drop: 2-7/8"
Stock Pull: 14"
Weight: 10 3/4 lbs.
There are a multitude of sizes and styles of "Hawken" rifles - almost as varied as the men who carried them Therefore, when we talk about "Hawken” rifles in this catalog we are referring specifically to the "Classic" half stock, iron mounted, big bore, "Plains" rifle. This rifle is steeped in history and linked with the opening of the West; a rugged and manly, yet beautifully graceful piece of working hardware. Now, just what is it that makes a "Classic" Hawken Plains Rifle? The criteria are listed as follows: a bare minimum bore size of .50 caliber (most average .54), patent hooked breech, all iron furniture (including nosecap), hourglass tang, long bar double set triggers with scroll iron guard attached, 2 keys with iron oval escutcheons held to stock by two screws each, copper based German silver blade front sight, and plain maple stock. Variations accepted as original are: one or two piece braised butt-plate, one piece poured pewter, or two piece braised nosecap, flat sided snail of J & S period or S. Hawken full scoop on patent breech, straight breech or slanted, 1 1/8" barrel straight or tapered or 1" straight octagonal barrel, and occasionally fancy wood and patchbox. Other things about Hawken rifles in general which might be of some interest to you are:
A. There is nearly a 1/4" taper from front to rear of
the lock plate area side to side.
These features are among those most commonly encountered, but as mentioned before not always. One or more may be lacking on a specific rifle since each gun was hand crafted and later alteration may have been undertaken for various reasons. This classic rifle is once again available through "The Hawken Shop” ™
Please call for more information and production schedule.
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