Thompson Center Hawken
.45 caliber, 28" barrel,
walnut stock, brass trim, used,
by Thompson Center Arms
Part Number: AAS-701
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This used .45 caliber Thompson Center Hawken percussion rifle is ready to shoot. This factory finished rifle is stocked in American black walnut, with brass furniture, and blued 28" barrel. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. The stock has scattered handling marks, and the blue barrel finish has wear from handling and cleaning. Weight is 8.2 pounds, and with a trigger reach of 14 inches, the rifle is perfectly setup for today's average size shooter.

The factory polished blued barrel is .45 caliber, 15/16" octagon, 28" length. The front sight is Thompson Center's blued steel bead sight. The rear sight is click adjustable for elevation, and screw adjustable for windage. The bore is bright and clean, with crisp rifling grooves. We recommend our .440" round ball, .015" patch, and Mink Oil tallow patch lubricant, over a charge of 70 grains of GOEX FFg black powder.

The rifle is stocked in straight grain black walnut and trimmed in brass furniture. The furniture has started to acquire a mellow patina from age. Our top view shows the tapered comb and the tang of the hooked breech. The hooked breech has one unfilled hole to allow mounting a tang sight. The hooked breech allows the barrel to easily be removed for cleaning. Simply press out the brass wedge key, using thumb pressure, and remove the ramrod. Then lift the muzzle end, to unhook the breech plug from its tang. Remove the nipple, and insert the breech end into a bucket of hot soapy water, for easy cleaning. Our bottom view shows that the brass triggerguard is starting to develop a dark patina. The ramrod is 3/8" diameter with brass tips with 10-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories.

The color case hardened percussion lock is factory engraved and color case hardened. The finish on the hammer shows some wear from handling on the edges. The lock plate is neatly finished, inlet flush with the wood. The breech is fitted with a 1/4-28 stainless steel nipple for a musket cap. Double lever double set triggers are well adjusted, to fire set or unset. When the rear trigger is set (latched), the front trigger has a hair-trigger release, perhaps 2 or 3 ounces. The adjustment screw between the triggers allows even finer or coarser adjustment, as desired. Or, turn the screw fully inboard, to disable the set trigger feature, when hunting in very cold weather.

This Thompson Center Hawken Rifle is in good used condition with a bright clean bore. We invite trades, and we buy T/C guns. If you have a used Thompson Center Seneca, Hawken, Cherokee, Renegade, Patriot Pistol, New Englander, or other muzzle loading side hammer rifle, please consider our service when you are ready to sell. Our customers like these well made American guns, for their reliable service, durable reputation, accuracy, and good value. 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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18308 Joplin St NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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