JOHN BORDER PERCUSSION RIFLE: Made in Bedford, Pennsylvania, this full-stocked rifle is signed “J.B” on both the barrel and the lockplate. Border is known to have produced similar percussion rifles in Bedford from 1850 to 1861. This gun also features a patchbox, which is a compartment to hold pre-greased patches needed for muzzleloading arms.
The Hawken rifle, originally created in Flintlock later in Percussion, was a black powder muzzleloading rifle built by the Hawken brothers, and used by the Fur Trade Mountain Men on the prairies and in the Rocky Mountains of the United States at Rendezvous during the 1820's to 1850's. It has become synonymous with the "plains rifle", the buffalo gun, and the fur trapper's gun. Developed in the 1820s, it was displaced by breechloaders (such as the Sharps rifle) lever-action rifles.
I'm glad the concept of a compact "survival rifle" is not gone... The Chiappa Little Badger chambered in .22 cal