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    Default ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    can you ID this please? the year? the country?
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    Last edited by Richard Gozinia; October 1st, 2019 at 11:17 AM.

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    Default Re: ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    Well it;s NOT an antique with what I assume is a s/n that you grayed out and the roll marked "For Black Powder Only..."

    I would think there is other markings somewhere on the barrel or the action that might identify it. To me, it looks like a kit built gun, the inletting looks like it was done by machine and the cheek piece probably wouldn't have been on an antique piece and looked this good after a lot of years.
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    Default Re: ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    Looks to be a CVA Hawken 50 cal flintlock. They were made through the 80's to mid 90's. Not worth a whole lot. Maybe $200 at most.
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    Default Re: ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Looks to be a CVA Hawken 50 cal flintlock. They were made through the 80's to mid 90's. Not worth a whole lot. Maybe $200 at most.
    Agree a Hawken reproduction. CVA possible, Dixie gun Works, Pedersoli and others made similar.

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    Default Re: ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by Brick View Post
    Agree a Hawken reproduction. CVA possible, Dixie gun Works, Pedersoli and others made similar.

    I almost forgot, On one side it says Thompson
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    Default Re: ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    Thompson Center 45 caliber hawken. Last made in 2012.
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    Default Re: ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    so you said it was a reproduction. of what? what era was the original that they reproduced here? did they use the originals in the civil war?

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    Default Re: ID antique muzzle loader Black powder rifle

    The original Hawken rifles were made in St. Louis for the western mountain men circa, 1810-1830. They were civilian guns, not military.

    As another person correctly said, the reproductions were very common in the 1980s-90s. Thompson Center was one of the better makers of these. If you are into black powder shooting there have a good reputation.

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