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.54 Cal Investarm™ Bridger Hawken Rifle DIY Kit - Flintlock Ignition - IA2414K
$619.00

.54 Cal Investarm™ Bridger Hawken Rifle DIY Kit - Flintlock Ignition - IA2414K


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 IA2414K

Description


One of the best ways to get a real hands-on muzzleloading experience is to build a rifle yourself. Easy to read instructions guide you through the building process to a finished product. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than knowing you built a fully functional rifle for shooting or display.

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 Kit 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" STEEL 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
Instructions INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED
Limited Warranty
INVESTARM LIMITED WARRANTY

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Matt J
Nice Kit, but stock is NOT Walnut

I got the kit from UPS today and promptly took to inspecting it. The first thing that I noticed was that the stock is European Beech, not walnut. This is not a huge issue for me since Beech is a fine gunstock wood (and closer in properties to the maple that would have been used on a lot of period pieces), but I don't appreciate the false advertising on the website. The pictures clearly show a finished rifle with a beautiful walnut stock, and it is stated that walnut is the stock material several times in the listing. The rear trigger also did not work out of the box, but backing out the little set screw that tensions the trigger spring a few turns fixed that. I like how the stock is just rouged out so you can really customize the fit and finish. And just a note to any prospective buyers, You will need to do some inletting of the barrel channel. It's not a drop in fit right out of the box. Also note that the barrel rib appears to black anodized aluminum, which was a bit of a disappointment since I'm planning on doing a traditional rust brown finish on all the steel components, and replicating that on the aluminum rib is going to be another task all together. All in all, everything looks good enough and it should build out into a fine rifle in time for deer season in November. I may get some brass screws for the nose cap, trigger guard and the barrel key plates, just so everything matches up a bit better.