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The Hawken Shop

 “It’s more than a rifle---it’s history”  


Original Hawken Rifle Kits

  Original Hawken kits - Kits are available 95% inlayed requiring only minimal hand tools and patience to do the  final fitting. 
Detailed instructions are furnished with each rifle to aid you in matching original wood and metal finish. (With patience you can produce a Hawken that you can be justifiably proud of.)
Complete wood and metal finishing kits are available to assist you. Hawken Plans are available for those who would like to try their skill at building a Hawken from the ground up. These plans were completed by Don Lauer of St Louis and are life size.





We now offer finished completed Hawken rifles from our kits, please call for details!


The Hawken Shop® Rifle Kit
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Rice Muzzle Loading Barrel Company barrel, historically correct specifications.

#3 grade wood  

Upgrades to #4, #5 and #6 grade wood available.

Hawken Rifle Plans Life size, by Don Lauer of St Louis are also available




Overall Length: 50"

Barrel: 34" in length, tapering from breech to muzzle

1-1/8" - 1" 1x48" twist

Stock Drop: 2-7/8"

Stock Pull: 14"

Weight: 10 3/4 lbs.

Caliber: .54

Furniture: Steel

Stock: Maple


Hawken Facts:

There are a multitude of sizes and styles of "Hawken" rifles - almost as varied as the men who carried them Therefore, when we talk about "Hawken” rifles in this catalog we are referring specifically to the "Classic" half stock, iron mounted, big bore, "Plains" rifle. This rifle is steeped in history and linked with the opening of the West; a rugged and manly, yet beautifully graceful piece of working hardware. Now, just what is it that makes a "Classic" Hawken Plains Rifle? The criteria are listed as follows: a bare minimum bore size of .50 caliber (most average .54), patent hooked breech, all iron furniture (including nosecap), hourglass tang, long bar double set triggers with scroll iron guard attached, 2 keys with iron oval escutcheons held to stock by two screws each, copper based German silver blade front sight, and plain maple stock. Variations accepted as original are: one or two piece braised butt-plate, one piece poured pewter, or two piece braised nosecap, flat sided snail of J & S period or S. Hawken full scoop on patent breech, straight breech or slanted, 1 1/8" barrel straight or tapered or 1" straight octagonal barrel, and occasionally fancy wood and patchbox. Other things about Hawken rifles in general which might be of some interest to you are:

A. There is nearly a 1/4" taper from front to rear of the lock plate area side to side.
B. There is usually a very slight belly to the forestock, the buttstock, and the comb to buttplate area.
C. Heel of buttplate always touches ground first when barrel is held vertical to ground. The toe is off the ground from 1/4" to 3/4"
D. The forward sweep of the beaver tail cheek piece forms a continuing line with top edge of flat opposite lockplate, interrupted at wrist, it disappears.
E. Vast majority of stocks are plain maple.
F. Underrib usually affixed to barrel with screws; sometimes filed off and peened flat to under radius.
G. Soft solder half moon fill visible at muzzle end of underrib.
H. Slotted cross keys.

These features are among those most commonly encountered, but as mentioned before not always. One or more may be lacking on a specific rifle since each gun was hand crafted and later alteration may have been undertaken for various reasons. This classic rifle is once again available through "The Hawken Shop” ™

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