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.54 Cal Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle Kit - Percussion Ignition - IA3114K
$609.00

.54 Cal Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle Kit - Percussion Ignition - IA3114K


The rifle carried across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains by western pioneers and trappers 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 and Demick, the Gemmer Hawken Rifle represents durable design in a big bore caliber with plenty of knockdown power. 

Original price $609.00 - Original price $609.00
Original price
$609.00
$609.00 - $609.00
Current price $609.00
SKU IA3114K

Description


The rifle carried across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains by western pioneers and trappers 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 and Demick, the Gemmer 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 Gemmer 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. Ashley and his men are credited with the creation of the rendezvous system, in which Native Americans and trappers would meet to trade goods, money and furs.

The Hawken brothers custom made each one of their rifles by hand. This attention to detail gained Hawken rifles a reputation for both durability and long-range accuracy. A number of famous men are said to have owned Hawken rifles, including Auguste Lacome, Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Joseph Meek, Jedediah Strong Smith and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1864 the Hawken Shop was purchased by J.P. Gemmer, a longtime employee, who held true to tradition and maintained the "Hawken" quality until the shop closed in 1915. Our reproduction maintains the integrity of many of the original features of the Hawken rifle, while integrating modern technology for today’s shooter. Historically, these guns were .50 or .54 caliber with octagonal barrels of 33 to 36 inches. The hardwood stocks had a curved cheek piece, double-set triggers and front blade sights with furniture and butt plates fashioned from iron. Our reproduction integrates these classic features with a lighter 32-inch barrel, blackened hardware and modern precision manufacturing of all component parts.

This Classic Plains Hawken Kit offers legendary high-quality features such as a 32" barrel with 1 in 60" 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™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle is available in .45 to .54 caliber and flintlock or percussion configurations. The Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle Kit is an attractive, traditional muzzleloader that is rugged, well built and meant to last a lifetime.

*This muzzleloader is the same model as the Great Plains Rifle

Specifications

Caliber
.54 CALIBER
Barrel
32" STEEL BARREL
Barrel Twist Rate
1:60"
Stock
OIL FINISHED EUROPEAN HARDWOOD STOCK
Barrel Width
15/16"
Adjustable Trigger
DOUBLE-SET STYLE TRIGGER
Custom Wooden Ramrod
CLEANING JAG INCLUDED
Sights
ADJUSTABLE IRON SIGHTS
Overall Length
50" LENGTH
Total Weight
9.1 LBS
Assembly Instructions INCLUDED
Ignition
HAWKEN-STYLE PERCUSSION W/ COIL SPRING LOCK
Limited Warranty
INVESTARM LIMITED WARRANTY

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Customer Reviews

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Michael H.
54 cal Hawken

I'm having great time with this kit.
Am very pleased with it so far.

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Bill H.
Terrific traditional rifle kit

I was so favorably impressed by the Gemmer Hawken rifle kit I purchased about a month ago, I ordered and received a second Gemmer kit last week! High quality parts and glove-fit lock, trigger/trigger guard, and barrel inletting made my work easy. The high grade walnut stock did have excess wood to be removed, but this allowed me to customize the curves and profile of the finished product. Thank you Gemmer and Clemens!

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Adams
i like

I got two,no joke and love these kits

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Richard S.
Investarms Gemmer Hawken .54 cal percussion kit

Lyman originally imported the Investarms Great Plains Rifle but decided to drop Investarms and import Pederesoli. A few actually made it to the US before Covid 19 hit. Then several of the craftsmen that worked at Pedersoli got Covid 19 and died. So Pedersoli couldn't ship product it didn't have. At this point, Lyman decided to drop the Hawken line. Then the folks at Muzzle-Loaders.com became the new importer for the Investarms Great Plains Rifle. It is the same as the Lyman rifle. There is a review of the kit by Bob Woodfil on you tube. He is pretty much the expert. He shows how to build the kit and make the modifications to it to make it like a original Gemmer Hawken. Recall that Gemmer bought the original Hawken shop in around 1860 or so and it was Mr. Gemmer and his employees who made the Hawkens from then on. I got my kit in a few days ago a couple of months early. Looks good in the box. I got the .54 cal Gemmer Hawken. There is also a 22 part you tube series on a person building this rifle. Not sure when I'll get started on mine. Got several T/C Hawkens I'm messing with right now. From my experience I can recommend the nice folks at Muzzle-Loaders.com and sure do appreciate them making this kit available in the USA again.

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austin t.
gemmer rifle

its the muzzle loader ive always wanted!