Missouri River Hawken Rifle
.50 caliber fast twist, 30" barrel,
percussion, maple stock, color case hardened iron trim,
used, by Davide Pedersoli
Part Number: AAQ-630
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Price: $949.00
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This percussion Missouri River Hawken half-stock rifle was built by Davide Pedersoli & Co of Italy. The rifle is stocked in fancy maple and trimmed in color case hardened iron furniture with a browned barrel. This rifle is very lightly used with a few handling marks on the stock, metal finish appears as new.

The barrel measures 30" in length from the muzzle to the rear of the hooked breech and has a deep plum brown finish. The bore is rifled with six land lands and grooves in a fast twist for a conical ball. We suggest our Hornady Great Plains bullet #BALL-50-385. The bore is bright and appears to be bright is as-new condition. A step adjustable rear sight sits 4" ahead of the base of the breech. The rifle has all the required Italian markings on the off flat near the breech, including serial number, caliber and various proofs. A nickel silver blade front sight has been installed behind the muzzle.

Weighing in at 9.7 pounds the rifle has a trigger reach of 13-3/4" making it well suited for today's average size shooter.

Stained a lovely medium brown, the maple stock has good figure through the buttstock and forearm. Used, the stock has a few scattered dings in the buttstock. The late style Hawken crescent buttplate is color case hardened, as is the lock and other iron furniture. Ahead of the comb, the wrist is reinforced by the long tang of the hooked breech system. Two bolts engage the tang and pass through the stock to connect with the long triggerplate below, this system sandwiches the wrist and the resulting strength makes it very hard to break. A desirable feature for a mountain man in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, many days by horseback and keel-boat from Sam Hawken's gun shop in Saint Louis. Strength made the Hawken rifle famous!

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 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 a oily patch. Dry and oil the exterior then reassemble the rifle.

The forend is fitted with the color case hardened steel forend cap, and an iron ramrod entry pipe. The sturdy 10mm diameter brown ramrod, with brass tip is threaded to accept our 10-32 patch worm and ball puller, sold separately. The single lock bolt, and iron tear drop escutcheon, fitted flush with the side panel, are classic features of a half-stock Hawken plains rifle, from the 1835 - 1845 era.

This is a correct Hawken lock for this fur trade era percussion rifle, with a strong mainspring, stirrup link, and a fly detent to allow set triggers. The lock plate and hammer are color case hardened, in mottled colors. The hooked breech is fitted with an 1/4-28 threaded steel nipple.

Double lever double set triggers may be set, or the lock cocked, in any sequence. Triggers fire set or unset, for target match shooting, or cold weather hunting with gloved fingers. Adjust the screw between the two triggers, inboard to reduce set trigger release pressure, our outboard to require a stronger pressure. When screwed fully inboard, the adjustment screw disables the rear trigger, so the rifle must be fired from the front trigger, which requires about a four pound pull for release. It is wise to disable the rear trigger, when hunting in very cold weather. But the set trigger can provide very light release, perhaps an ounce or two, for accurate aimed shooting during pleasant weather.

If you are looking for a good half stock Plains rifle consider this one. This Hawken rifle has been nicely produced. Stocked in figured maple the .50 caliber rifle will fit your shooting and hunting needs. 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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bullets, .50 caliber, Hornady Great Plains, 385 grain, pure lead, hollow base, hollow point, per 20
bullets, .50 caliber, Hornady Great Plains, 385 grain, pure lead, hollow base, hollow point, per 20
Part Number: BALL-50-385
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bullets, .50 caliber, T/C Maxi-Ball, hand cast pure lead, about 378 grains, per 20
bullets, .50 caliber, T/C Maxi-Ball, hand cast pure lead, about 378 grains, per 20
Part Number: BALL-50-MAXI
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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
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Ball puller, steel screw, .50 caliber brass collar, 10-32 thread
Ball puller, steel screw, .50 caliber brass collar, 10-32 thread
Part Number: BP-50-10
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Bore brush, bronze, for .50 caliber, 10-32 thread
Bore brush, bronze, for .50 caliber, 10-32 thread
Part Number: BRUSH-50-10
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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
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Track's Catalog 18,
432 pages, full color,
filled with Exact Full Size Photos
of most gun parts.
Track's Catalog 18, 432 pages, full color, filled with Exact Full Size Photos of most gun parts.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
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Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .50 caliber, 10-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .50 caliber, 10-32 thread
Part Number: FS-50-10
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Price: $3.49
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .50 caliber, 3/8 rod, 10-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .50 caliber, 3/8 rod, 10-32 thread
Part Number: JS-50-6-10
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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
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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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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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Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 7/16" hickory rod for .50 caliber.
Short Starter, patch & ball starter, 7/16" hickory rod for .50 caliber.
Part Number: ST-7
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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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