Help Identifying Hawken Rifle

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  1. kllong

    kllong New Member

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    I was looking for a little help identifying an old Hawken rifle I inherited from my great grandfather when he passed away. Its not in the greatest condition and has only a few identifyable markings. The barrel is stamped H HAWKEN. and on the side of the hammer plate i can read the word WARRANTED. Those are the only markings i can read. Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you!

    .54 cal
    38 3/4" barrel
    55" overal length
    double pull trigger
    percussion
  2. rammed

    rammed New Member

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    pictures?
  3. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Probably a Belgian knockoff. It's not a real Hawken.
  4. kllong

    kllong New Member

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    Here are some pictures.

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  5. BullShoot

    BullShoot New Member

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    Do you have a good picture of the barrel stamping?
  6. kllong

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    Barrel stamp. H HAWKEN

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  7. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Active Member

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    It appears to be old, and the barrel is abnormally looooong for a 1/2 stock rifle, and calibre is a bit on the heavy side. I'm guessing it is a late 19th century import riding the coat tails of the Hawken name--just like W. Richards rode the coat tails of Westley Richards. Yes, it is probably Belgian origin, as mentioned above, probably late 19th century.
  8. Hawg

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    Half stock rifles carried barrels from 36-44 inches. There's one existing genuine Hawken with a 33 inch barrel but it's speculated it was shortened later on.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
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