Hawken Rifle,
.54 caliber, 36" J.Goodoien barrel,
Griffith percussion lock, curly maple, iron,
new, unfired, signed by George Nelson
Part Number: AAT-485
Availability: In Stock
Price: $2,699.00
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Stocked in curly maple, this classic percussion halfstock Hawken rifle is trimmed with traditional Hawken iron furniture. The 36" straight octagon barrel and iron trim are rust browned, to an attractive finish which helps to eliminate reflections, glare, and mirage while sighting. A classic Hawken hooked breech and two wedge keys retain the barrel, allowing instant take-down, for easy cleaning. This rifle was assembled by contemporary builder George Nelson, and is signed on the top flat of the barrel. We have shown several pieces of his work over the years, and we are always pleased to offer hand made guns of this quality. Trigger reach is 14" to fit an average size shooter. This half-stock plains rifle weighs 9.7 pounds, and balances at the ramrod entry pipe.

Best quality parts include a barrel by the now retired barrel maker Mr. Jim Goodoien. A serious student of the best rifle barrel makers of yesterday and today, Jim has mastered their techniques. After retiring as partner and manager of a large specialty printing company, Jim focused his efforts on creating the best rifle barrels for his fellow shooters. His hobby is shooting, and his passion was perfection. He outfitted his shop with huge twin gun drills, rifling machines of his own design, massive milling machines, and special lathes. Starting with selected round steel stock, Jim drilled holes that are nearly perfectly straight. Bores are reamed to a mirror finish, using special reamers made in his shop. Rifling grooves are slowly cut in many passes, until correct depth. Outside flats are milled octagon to insure that the bore is perfectly concentric. The bores are hand lapped until satisfied by Jim's critical eye.

The .54 caliber cut rifled barrel is 36" from the muzzle to the breech plug. The barrel was trimmed from the breech to this length from a longer blank. The shortening from the breech removed the J. Goodoien stamp, but retained the hand lapped choke at the muzzle that is found on all Goodoien barrels. The octagon corners are filed crisp and the smooth chocolate brown finish of the barrel has a slightly matte tone to eliminate any glare or shine from the hand draw-filed barrel. A nickel silver blade front sight is dovetailed behind the muzzle. A semi-buckhorn rear sight is dovetailed 9-1/2" ahead of the breech. We recommend our .535" pure lead round ball, patched with .017" Ox-Yoke ticking, lubricated with Mink Oil grease or other animal fat lubricant for best accuracy.

The curly maple stock is stained to an dark brown with golden undertones to best display the figure. The buttstock has a classic Hawken crescent buttplate to engage the shooter's shoulder. The stock is nicely shaped with a slender profile. The chocolate brown finish of the octagon barrel, lock, and iron furniture is smoothly finished. The long iron tang of the hooked breech strengthens the wrist. The forend is fitted with oval escutcheon plates for the wedge keys. All the mounting screws are neatly aligned with the barrel. The wedge keys are captured to the stock to prevent loss. The hooked breech allows the barrel to be easily dismounted for cleaning without risk of wetting the stock with water containing black powder residue. To dismount the barrel, put the lock on half cock, withdraw the ramrod, drift the keys past the underlugs, and the barrel can be lifted from the barrel channel for ease of cleaning. Remove the 1/4-28 nipple and place the breech end of the barrel in a bucket of soapy water. Run a wet patch down and up the bore, the pumping action will flush all the fouling from the barrel. Once the bore is clean, run a dry patch down the bore to pick up any moisture followed by an oily patch. Dry and oil the exterior then reassemble the rifle.

The traditional iron toeplate protects the toe, ending a beaver-tail finial, a common theme on the Hawken rifle. The long trigger bar, anchored to the long tang with two tang bolts, supports and reinforces the wrist. A hard fall will probably not break this rifle, while you are hunting the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, many days by horseback and keel-boat from Sam Hawken's gun shop in Saint Louis. The forearm of the stock is fitted with a traditional pewter muzzle cap. A iron ramrod entry pipe is fitted behind the muzzle cap. The snugly fitted hickory ramrod has a barber pole stripe and is fitted with an iron tip at the front end, threaded 8-32 for your cleaning jag. The single lock bolt, and tear drop escutcheon around it, are classic features of a half-stock Hawken plains rifle of the early era. The beaver-tail cheek piece adds comfort for a right hand shooter, while aiming this 19th century plains rifle.

Notice the early percussion lock, and hooked breech plug, with snail bolster. Made by the famous Griffith Tool Company, the lock has the correct early style geometry, ideal for this early halfstock percussion rifle. Polished inside, the well tempered parts include a strong mainspring, stirrup link, and a fly detent to allow set triggers. Look carefully and you will note the rounded inside corner at the front of the lock, similar to the lock plate shape of earlier flint locks. Later percussion rifles were made with locks with a square inside corner at front. Double lever double set triggers by L&R are properly tuned to fire set or unset, for target match shooting, or cold weather hunting with gloved fingers. You may cock the lock before or after setting the triggers.

If you seek an attractive example of an early Hawken half-stock rifle, made exclusively from best American parts, signed by the maker, this example is worthy of your consideration. This plains rifle is new, unfired. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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.530" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
.530" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
Part Number: BALL-530
Availability: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $17.15
  
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Part Number: BORE-CLEAN
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.19
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Ball puller, steel screw, .54 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Ball puller, steel screw, .54 caliber brass collar, 8-32 thread
Part Number: BP-54-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.75
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Brass Capper, for #11 caps, straight line, made in the USA, by Tedd Cash
Brass Capper, for #11 caps, straight line, made in the USA, by Tedd Cash
Part Number: CAPPER-P
Availability: In Stock
Price: $10.99
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Powder Flask,
brass body, brass dispensing valve,
embossed Diamond or Basket Weave pattern
accepts 10-1mm threaded spouts
Powder Flask, brass body, brass dispensing valve, embossed Diamond or Basket Weave pattern accepts 10-1mm threaded spouts
Part Number: FLASK-DIAMOND
Availability: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $45.99
  
Flush Nipple,
1/4-28 thread,
stainless steel, with 1/4" square shank for nipple wrench,
with tubing, fits Thompson Center
Flush Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, stainless steel, with 1/4" square shank for nipple wrench, with tubing, fits Thompson Center
Part Number: FLUSH-RST
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.99
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Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .54 caliber, 8-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .54 caliber, 8-32 thread
Part Number: FS-54-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.29
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .54 caliber, 7/16" rod, 8-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .54 caliber, 7/16" rod, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JS-54-7-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.25
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Powder measure, brass, adjustable 0 to 120 grains, with spout
Powder measure, brass, adjustable 0 to 120 grains, with spout
Part Number: MAS-120
Availability: In Stock
Price: $18.99
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Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
patch grease,
for match shooting & cold weather hunting,
one 8 oz. tin
Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW, patch grease, for match shooting & cold weather hunting, one 8 oz. tin
Part Number: MINK-OIL
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.99
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Shooting patches, .018" pillow ticking, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .018" pillow ticking, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-18-50-D
Availability: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $4.29
  
Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
Part Number: OX-CLEAN-58C
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.29
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Ramrod, 3/8" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 8-32 thread
Ramrod, 3/8" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 8-32 thread
Part Number: RAMROD-6-8-B
Availability: In Stock
Price: $16.49
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Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, 
#11 CCI cap, square shank,
hardened steel, ideal for restoration

Cone length: 0.440" Thread journal length: 0.195" Overall length: 0.635" Diameter of base: 0.307"
Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, square shank, hardened steel, ideal for restoration
  • Cone length: 0.440"
  • Thread journal length: 0.195"
  • Overall length: 0.635"
  • Diameter of base: 0.307"
Part Number: RST-I
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Price: $4.99
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Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, stainless steel
Cone length 0.440"Overall length: 0.635" Thread journal length: 0.195" Diameter of base: 0.307"
Nipple, 1/4-28 thread, for standard rifle, #11 CCI cap, stainless steel
  • Cone length 0.440"
  • Overall length: 0.635"
  • Thread journal length: 0.195"
  • Diameter of base: 0.307"
Part Number: RST-S
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.99
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Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 1/2" wooden rod for .54 and larger calibers.
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 1/2" wooden rod for .54 and larger calibers.
Part Number: ST-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $7.99
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Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 8-32 thread
Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 8-32 thread
Part Number: WORM-CORK-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $6.89
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Track's Catalog 18,
Out of Print
Please use our FREE on-line catalog and web site.
Track's Catalog 18, Out of Print Please use our FREE on-line catalog and web site.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
Availability: Book is no longer being printed or produced. Once we sell through our remaining inventory, item will no longer be available.  We will not be getting any more in.
Price: $10.00
  
 
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