When Samuel Hawken Brought His Rifles to Denver


Thank you for the wonderfully informative article on the Hawken. Made in Denver, WOW!

Yet again, icons of the West always seem to make their way to Denver at some point. Now, if we can just locate one of those Auraria-marked rifles.

The Hawken shop is still producing this rifle today in Oak Hbr Washington.

I'd like to see all the locks and triggers I have made specifically FOR repro Hawken Rifles.This began in 1968 after meeting Tom Dawson and John Baird at Bill Large;s gun barrel shop.Tom made and copied them complete with the fine detailing,accidents and repairs seen on the original he was copying.The only thing the mass produced "Hawken" has in common with the old ones is that they MUST be loaded thru the muzzle.

I picked up a .50/40 cal @ an Estate sale recently. It needs a little help & a new sight. Are you aware of a gunsmith in the midwest/Omaha area?

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