Jim Bridger's Hawken Rifle,
.54 caliber, 34" tapered octagon Colerain barrel,
percussion, maple, browned & color case hardened iron trim,
used, by Brant Selb
Part Number: AAT-822
Availability: In Stock
Price: $2,499.00
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This Hawken half-stock rifle was built using Track's very best Jim Bridger's Hawken rifle parts. Skillfully fitted and finished by the well respected gunmaker, Mr. Brant Selb, this unmarked rifle is a conservative traditional Hawken rifle with classic shaping, and would be ideal for a Fur Trade impression. Assembled with a .54 caliber tapered octagon barrel, this plains rifle has a modest 10.1 pound weight and would be ideal for large game hunting or silhouette match use. Trigger reach is 14", to fit a 6" or taller shooter.

The .54 caliber Colerain tapered octagon barrel is 34" in over all length. The bore is cut rifled with six lands and radius grooves with a 1 in 56" twist for a tightly patched round ball. Colerain rifle barrels are drilled from solid steel, cut rifled with six "round bottom" grooves. Called “radius groove rifling", Colerain eliminates the sharp inside corner that accumulates fouling. Radius groove rifling cutters are a bit more expensive to make, but Colerain's customers agree that the accuracy, easy loading, and easy cleaning are worth the cost. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. The barrel has a dark brown finish. A full buckhorn rear sight is dovetailed 8-1/4" ahead of the breech. The rear dovetail has some stake marks. A copper base nickel silver blade sight is fitted behind the muzzle.

The maple stock was stained with Aquafortis to a dark brown, almost black color. The stock is attractively shaped and the furniture is well fitted. We do note a small crack that has started at the triggerplate and goes into the wrist about 7/8". It is very difficult to spot except under very bright light. The furniture, lock, breech and tang are all color case hardened in traditional fashion. The long tang of the slanted hooked breech strengthens the wrist. The tang bolts are neatly fitted with the slots aligned. The hooked breech allows the barrel to be easily dismounted for cleaning without wetting the stock. Two captured keys retain the barrel. Remove the keys with thumb pressure, and withdraw the ramrod, before lifting the barrel from its mortise. A stainless steel 1/4-28 threaded nipple for #11 cap, is fitted to the hooked snail breech.

The iron toeplate protects the toe, ending in the traditional beaver tail finial. The long trigger bar, anchored to the long tang with two tang bolts, supports and re-enforces the wrist. Hawken rifles quickly became famous for reliability in the Rocky Mountains. The forend is fitted with a conservative browned iron forend cap, and matching iron ramrod entry pipe. The snugly fitted tapered hickory ramrod is well finished, with an steel tip threaded 10-32 to accept your cleaning jag or patch worm. The single lock bolt, and tear drop escutcheon around it, are classic features of a halfstock Hawken plains rifle, from the 1835 - 1845 era. The beaver tail shaped cheek piece adds comfort for a right hand shooter, while aiming this .54 caliber rifle.

Ron Long, of Denver, recreated this T. Gibbons Hawken percussion lock, for the Green River Rifle Works of Roosevelt, Utah. Skillfully assembled and tuned by R. E. Davis, this is the correct Hawken lock for this fur trade era percussion rifle. Polished inside, the well tempered parts include a strong mainspring, stirrup link, and a fly detent to allow set triggers.

R.E. Davis double lever double set triggers fire set or unset, for target match shooting, or cold weather hunting with gloved fingers. We note the triggers on this example can only be set when the lock is at rest, or in full cock position. The half cock position, which is the lowest point of travel of the sear does not have enough clearance to allow the front trigger to climb over the rear trigger latch to be set. To adjust the set trigger pressure turn the set screw, between the two triggers, inboard to reduce pressure in the set position.and make it light as you prefer, within the limits of safe use.

The balance point is under the ramrod entry pipe. The 34" tapered octagon barrel reduces the muzzle weight, it will be very steady when aimed offhand. Rest shooting is ideal, since the heavy weight absorbs recoil. The 100 yard and 130 yard Buffalo X-Sticks Match targets are not far away for this big .54 caliber round ball. Unmarked on the outer surfaces, as most serious re-enactors prefer, this rifle is a pure pleasure to handle. If you are considering adding a one fine quality Hawken rifle to your collection, be quick..

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.530" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
.530" round balls, pure lead, Hornady, per 100
Part Number: BALL-530
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Price: $17.19
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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
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Price: $4.19
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Ball puller, steel screw, .54 caliber brass collar, 10-32 thread
Ball puller, steel screw, .54 caliber brass collar, 10-32 thread
Part Number: BP-54-10
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Price: $3.79
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Bore brush, bronze, for .54 caliber, 10-32 thread
Bore brush, bronze, for .54 caliber, 10-32 thread
Part Number: BRUSH-54-10
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Price: $2.99
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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
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Price: $4.99
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Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .54 caliber, 10-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .54 caliber, 10-32 thread
Part Number: FS-54-10
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Price: $4.29
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .54 caliber, 7/16" rod, 10-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .54 caliber, 7/16" rod, 10-32 thread
Part Number: JS-54-7-10
Availability: In Stock
Price: $5.09
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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: $7.49
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Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .50 - .59 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-15-50-D
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Price: $3.70
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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
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Price: $4.29
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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
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Price: $4.69
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Ramrod, 3/8" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 10-32 thread
Ramrod, 3/8" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 10-32 thread
Part Number: RAMROD-6-10-B
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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
Availability: Out of Stock, request notification when available.
Price: $4.99
  
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
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Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 10-32 thread
Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 10-32 thread
Part Number: WORM-CORK-10
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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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