Hawken Fullstock Rifle,
.50 caliber, 30" barrel,
L&R percussion lock, maple, iron trim, used
Part Number: AAU-017
Availability: In Stock
Price: $689.00
Stocked in figured maple, this fullstock Hawken rifle is trimmed with traditional iron furniture. The .50 caliber 30" barrel and iron trim are rust blued, to a deep matte finish. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. This rifle has many inletting gaps and the metal stands proud of the wood in many areas. The rifle is fitted with sling swivels and includes a leather/jute sling. This rifle has a trigger reach of 13-3/4", to fit an average shooter. This rifle weighs 8.8 pounds.

The .50 caliber barrel measures 1" and is 30" long. The bore is cut rifled with eight lands with a slow twist for a tightly patched round ball. The bore is bright, and is ready to shoot. A long screw adjustable flat top rear sight is dovetailed so it sits 6" ahead of the breech. A small iron blade front sight is dovetailed behind the muzzle. The barrel is rust blued to a matte finish to reduce glare when sighting.

The curly maple stock is stained dark, with a reddish undertone. The stock is trimmed in iron furniture with a classic Hawken crescent buttplate that securely engages your shoulder. There are many inletting gaps around the buttplate. An iron capbox is found on the right side of the buttstock. There are many inletting gaps around the capbox. The lid opens to reveal a shallow cavity. Two large diameter steel pins and one small diameter one retain the barrel. The forward most pin is smaller in diameter, and it passes through a plugged hole that was misaligned with drilled. By drifting out the pins, the hooked breech allows the barrel to be easily removed for cleaning. This is a nice ability to have on any rifle, making cleaning and maintenance much easier.

The long tang of the rifle stands proud of the wood and the screw heads are not filed flush. The double set triggers are not the standard long plate version typically used on a Hawken rifle. The two tang bolts are still screwed into the plate to sandwich and strengthen the wrist. We note the front of the bow of the trigger guard has been crudely welded to repair a crack, and a screw passes through the rear of the grip rail to fasten it to the shorter trigger plate. A sling swivel and post is fitted to the toe of the buttstock. The forward swivel is positioned so it rests against the middle ramrod pipe. A combination leather/jute sling is included with this rifle. The ramrod is retained by two round forward pipes and one entry pipe that are rust blued. The wooden ramrod is fitted with a brass loading tip, but it is not threaded to accept cleaning and loading accessories. We recommend our #RAMROD-C-36-10 to service this rifle. The forearm has been rounded over and an iron muzzle cap is screwed directly to the underside of the barrel. A square cheek piece adds comfort for a right hand shooter, while aiming this .50 caliber rifle. The single lock bolt passes through a washer escutcheon plate to secure the lock on the opposite side.

The L&R percussion Hawken lock has been rust blued to match the barrel. This mid-19th century styled lock has a strong mainspring, stirrup link, and fly detent, all nice internal features. There are many inletting gaps around the lock plate. We also note a 1/2" crack that extends forward through the lock panel. A filler patch of wood can be seen behind the hammer at the top of the lock panel. A stainless steel nipple for No. 11 caps is installed. The L&R early double lever double set triggers are tuned to fire the lock set, or unset. The lock and triggers may be cocked or set in any sequence.

This .50 caliber plains rifle is ready for your next big game hunt. 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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