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.54 Cal Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle - Hawken Plains Rifle - Percussion Ignition - IA3114
$679.00

.54 Cal Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle - Hawken Plains Rifle - Percussion Ignition - IA3114


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. 

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SKU IA3114

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
.54 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

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Customer Reviews

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Jim H. (Kingfisher, OK)

.54 Cal Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle - Hawken Plains Rifle - Percussion Ignition - IA3114

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Matt G. (Burns, OR)
Decent rifle

I ordered this rifle after doing some research into the great plains rifles and I learned that Investarms is still making them. I did read the review that mentioned problems with the triggers not working properly. I did have to adjust the triggers right out of the box, but after that the rifle functions just fine. I did note some (nit picky on my part) fit and finish issues but to be honest they don't hinder the rifles performance and I plan to hunt with this rifle.

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Kevin s.
Love it

Definately should have been a kit,very rough. Trigger was way off,stock is wavy,barrell has grinding marks...many imperfections but that said i absolutely love it, all them minor things give it charachter she is gonna be banged up in the woods anyhows...perfection would have been nice for the price but i still am very glad i purchased this. As said by another.rough...if you need perfection id buy the kit

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MW
Gemmer Hawkin (Great Plains Rifle)

These are one of the most accurate muzzleloaders around. I already own an older Lyman Great Plains Hunter with the .50 and .54 barrels. They both will shoot heavy conicals extremely accurate with BP or with triple 7. I purchased the Gemmer rifle for round ball target shooting. The stock is beautiful, much better than the older Lyman. The barrel fit is ok, needed a little work. The lock and triggers were rough but after a bit of polishing they are great. It shoots fantastic, even with a brand new barrel with sharp rifling. It will only get better with use.
In case you dont know, Investarm (Italy) has always manufactured these rifles for Lyman, The Gemmer is the same rifle. I certainly hope they continue to make them way into the future.
I gave a 4 star rating due to a minimal amount of fitting and lock work. The way it is now, I give it 5 stars.

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Josh R.
Very ok but still disappointed.

Ok so after a few months of owning, hunting, and shooting this rifle I am very disappointed. The fit and finish of the gun is very poor. I did buy the assembled gun but that's what it is, assembled. The fit and finish was terrible.

Problems:
The trigger was completely unpolished and unfinished with sand cast marks still on the engagement surfaces. The standard trigger was so hard I thought it was broken and could not pull the trigger at all, and then could still only use the set trigger.

Very sharp and burred edges on almost everything. They cut me a few times before I could get to file them.

Regular problems with ignition after 5 rounds. I do not know what is causing this. I swab the barrel every 3 rounds and when I have misfires I even pick the ignition hole with no avail but to add a flash charge to the drum. (problem occures with both 2F Pryo and black)

What ever stain they used was water based and came off when wet ie: ram rod when cleaning.

Stock was stained but had no protective coat (Nothing a lil BLO cant fix)

Positives:

Bluing is very nice
My particular piece of wood was nice
VERY STRONG hammer spring
Accurate shooting

If you have the know how just get the kit because the amount of work I have had to put into this gun I should have just got the kit.

My buddy has an older Lyman Great Plains in flint and the quality of this new version is maybe 40% of what his was.