Hawken Rifle,
.54 caliber, 36" Colerain barrel,
curly maple, iron trim, L&R percussion lock,
new, unfired, signed by George Nelson
Part Number: AAR-145
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Price: $2,849.00
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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 early square 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 13-3/4" to fit a 5'10" or taller shooter. This early half-stock plains rifle weighs 10.1 pounds, and balances at the skirt of the ramrod entry pipe.

The .54 caliber straight octagon Colerain barrel is 36" from the muzzle to the breech. The barrel is a sturdy 1" octagon across the flats. The octagon corners of the barrel are crisp and square. Finished a lovely chocolate brown, the tone of the brown finish is a nice compliment to the curly maple stock with it's subtle golden undertone. The .54 caliber bore is bright and clean, cut rifled with six radius grooves with a 1 in 56" twist for a tightly patched round ball. We recommend our, #BALL-530, .530" round balls, #OX-18-50-D, .018" Ox-Yoke ticking patches, and pure #MINK-OIL patch grease for accurate shooting. The fixed rear sight appears to be influenced by the classic Modena style Hawken semi-buckhorn sight. Drift it right or left in its dovetail, to correct windage. The front sight is a traditional silver blade in a brass dovetail base. Trim the blade, to raise bullet impact to point of aim. The barrel is signed G. B. NELSON on the top flat.

The curly maple stock is stained to a amber 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 forend is fitted with oval escutcheon plates for the wedge keys. All the mounting screws are neatly aligned with the barrel. 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 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 a oily patch. Dry and oil the exterior then reassemble the rifle. The two wedge keys are captured to the stock to prevent loss.

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.

The percussion L&R lock is fitted to the hooked breech plug, with snail bolster. The well tempered internal parts include a strong mainspring, stirrup link, and a fly detent to allow set triggers. The breech and tang are known as a Hawken straight hooked breech, since the tang face is not slanted, as found on later rifles. Double lever double set triggers by L&R Lock Company 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 a 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
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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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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
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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
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Price: $11.29
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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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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
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Price: $43.99
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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
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Price: $3.79
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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
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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
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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
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Price: $3.59
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.89
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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
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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
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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
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