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The American Mountain Men Association
Rare Hawken Plains Rifle (muzzle loaded .54 caliber) - Hand made, one at a time with approximately 200 ever built between 1823-1870. Had a reputation for both long range and accuracy. Used by the explorers, frontiersmen, mountain men and scouts. Men like "Kit" Carson, Jim Bridger and Daniel Boone.
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Firearms of the Mountain Men~The HAWKEN RIFLE. Made in St. Louis by Sam. & Jacob Hawken. While the Hawken was a Strong Reliable Gun, it Cost MORE than Twice what a Flintlock Cost, placing it out of range of many trappers. It was Percussion Cap, & the Mountain Men were Suspicious of this "New Fangled" additive.