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Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle - Hawken Plains Rifle - .50 Cal Percussion - IA3110
$679.00

Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle - Hawken Plains Rifle - .50 Cal Percussion - IA3110


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 $679.00 - Original price $679.00
Original price
$679.00
$679.00 - $679.00
Current price $679.00
SKU IA3110

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 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 is an attractive, traditional muzzleloader that is rugged, well built and meant to last a lifetime.

Specifications

Caliber
.50 CALIBER
Barrel
32" BLUED 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
Ignition
HAWKEN-STYLE PERCUSSION W/ COIL SPRING LOCK
Limited Warranty
INVESTARM LIMITED WARRANTY

Features

Product Information

Customer Reviews

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SAB
Great rifle, just needs a little polish and shine

Out of the box the rifle is easy to put together. It includes a ram rod, a spare rear sight, a detachable cleaning jag, and the expected handful of reading material. The trigger required some work. It had to be adjusted so that the hammer would stay cocked and from there adjusted to where I wanted it. The action of the lock itself was rough. So rough in fact that it could be felt when cocking and firing. A little bit of sanding and polishing cleaned that up in about an hour (have a competent gunsmith do this for you if you are inexperienced). Now on to the positives. Having a slightly coned barrel from factory makes loading easy. The balance is great. It has a decent weight to it. The sights are easy to see. Shoulders well. Once properly adjusted, the double set trigger is very nice. Shoots very reliably and accurately. It is very easy to clean. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase and would suggest it to anyone wanting this style of muzzle loader. My only complaint is the roughness of the lock.

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Nick
Overall decent rifle

Barrel finish is great. Hardware finish is good. Overall fit is a bit lacking but not terrible. Biggest issue was the buckhorn sight came bent. It also came with a replacement rear sight so if I can’t get the buckhorn back in shape I’ll swap it out. Trigger did not function so I tore it down and after a bit of figuring I found that the mainspring screw on the front was out of adjustment. After adjusting the trigger it now functions very well. Very light trigger pull. I’m sure it’s under 2 pounds. My timney triggers in my centerfire rifles are 2 pounds and this breaks lighter and just as crisp. Overall it’s a great looking rifle that fits what I was looking for. It’s price point is on par for what it is. It’s definitely not a custom build quality rifle but it’s 1/4 the cost. Muzzle-loaders.com is a great company. Great customer service, prompt shipping. Do not hesitate to order from them. Awesome people.

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Fuzz Johnson
Excellent rifle

This gun is very nice. It’s very accurate and the iron sights are great. The wood shows a lot of grain and looks high qaulity. I would recommend this rifle to anyone looking for hawken rifle that resembles an original. I changed only a few minor things on the gun.

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Charwin Reichelderfer
Follow up review, ramrod breakage

While fixing another problem that came up after last review, I came across the ramrod would not seat in the stock and the ram rod split into several splintered pieces. Fortunately, I did not have any damage to my hand as I was placing it into the stock after the final fix. This is the first for me in over 50 years of muzzleloader use. The wood of some unknown type seemed to be overly dried out. It is not hickory. Called in and talked with friendly customer service rep and basically, I am on my own. I ordered hickory from another source and refitted to the gun. Apparently, no parts warranty. Gun fully working. Was this a bad rifle?

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Charwin Reichelderfer
very nice rifle with minor problems

I received this rifle and was very pleased with appearance and balance. Just what I wanted. I did not have time to build an advance one I was looking at from other sources. Upon assembly, I did have a problem with the set trigger not working and being familiar with locks/triggers got it working in a short time. Another issue was one or the other of the barrel keys would drop out. Fixed the problem. I have seen several other brands do the same thing. The factory should have caught both problems for the price point. With that being said I am satisfied overall. Muzzle-loaders.com seems to be a good retailer and very quick, UPS not so much. I fixed the minor problems instead of contacting Muzzle-loaders.com as I had experience with building muzzleloaders and did not want to get into delays as I am sure they would have made things right.