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.54 Cal Investarm™ Bridger Hawken Rifle - Flintlock Ignition - IA2414
$689.00

.54 Cal Investarm™ Bridger Hawken Rifle - Flintlock Ignition - IA2414


The earliest known record of a Hawken rifle dates back to 1823 when one was custom made for William Henry Ashley, a gun powder manufacturer turned fur trader, who used it in his expeditions up the Missouri river to the interior of the Western United States. These parties included Jim Bridger and many other explorers who would later become famous mountain men. For the next 20 years, Bridger repeatedly traversed the continental interior between the US and border and the southern boundary of present-day Colorado, and from the Missouri River westward, always with his hawken rifle by his side.

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SKU IA2414

Description


Jim Bridger carried the Hawken rifle as he traversed the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of the western interior. In fact, a number of famous trappers and explorers owned Hawken rifles, including Auguste Lacome, Hugh Glass, Kit Carson, Joseph Meek, Jedediah Smith and Theodore Roosevelt. The rifle was the pinnacle of the modern percussion firearms development of the mid-nineteenth century. Originally designed and built by such famous makers as Hawken, Gemmer & Demick, the Hawken Rifle represents durable design in a big bore caliber with plenty of knockdown power. No other factory assembled rifle offers the authentic style and design of Investarm's Bridger Hawken Rifle.

The Hawken rifle was originally produced by brothers Jacob and Samuel Hawken, in their St. Louis, Missouri shop founded in 1815. The earliest known record of a Hawken rifle dates back to 1823 when one was custom made for William Henry Ashley, a gun powder manufacturer turned fur trader, who used it in his expeditions up the Missouri River to the interior of the Western United States. These parties included Jim Bridger and many other explorers who would later become famous mountain men. For the next 20 years, Bridger repeatedly traversed the continental interior between the US and border and the southern boundary of present-day Colorado, and from the Missouri River westward, always with his hawken rifle by his side.

This Flintlock Bridger Hawken Rifle offers high-quality features such as a 28" barrel with 1 in 48" twist rate for patched ball hunting loads, double set triggers and Hawken style percussion "snail" with clean out screw. The rifle includes a separate ramrod entry thimble and nose cap, and reliable coil spring lock with correct lock plate. The Investarm™ Bridger Hawken Rifle is available in .45 to .54 caliber and flintlock or percussion configurations. The Investarm Bridger Hawken Rifle is an attractive, traditional muzzleloader that is rugged, well built and meant to last a lifetime.

Specifications

Caliber
.54 CALIBER
Barrel
28" BLUED BARREL
Barrel Twist Rate
1:48"
Stock
OIL FINISHED EUROPEAN HARDWOOD STOCK
Barrel Width
15/16"
Adjustable Trigger
DOUBLE-SET STYLE TRIGGER
Custom Wooden Ramrod
INCLUDED
Sights
ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT
Overall Length
46" LENGTH
Total Weight
8.6 LBS
Ignition
FLINTLOCK IGNITION
Limited Warranty
INVESTARM LIMITED WARRANTY

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Dennis Darr
Some QC oversights

Patch box inlet was .125 deeper than the Butt plate. Have to use too much wood putty to correct.
Kit Says in description as well as box that the barrel is blued. Not So! It was in the white. not a big deal for me but maybe for others. Also was that not included in the sale price.
As for the kit I received, it was rat trashed when I opened it up. Totally ransacked by somebody or somebodies. your guess as good as mine. but lucky for me it seems everything was there.

lots of extra wood left on there for you to whittle off which is sometimes best.
I generally like the kit and will make a nice rifle from it. I just don't like the fact it was not as advertised by Investarm, sort of makes one wonder what other things slipped by them. Wake up QC and do your Job!