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Old 10-30-2004, 10:09 PM
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Mowry barreled muzzleloader?


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I saw what looked like an older Hawken rifle today. The barrel was marked Mowry. The maple stock was very slender- much more slender than the Thompson, and the way it was striped it may be curly maple. The barrel felt very heavy and has a buckhorn rear sight, a large buckhorn rear sight.
I don't know if it was flintlock or percussion, and I don't remember what style trigger it had.
I also don't know what parts are desireable and what to avoid.
I say it was a Hawken. I really don't remember if the stock went to the end of the barrel or not. I do remember what may be a foregrip that I mistook for the end of the stock.
I did a search on Mowry marked barrels and found this page.
The rifle looked similar to this pic,

http://www.muzzleblasts.com/vol3no1/.../mbo31-2a.html

but to me most muzzleloaders look similar. I am not familiar enough with them to "see" what is there to see.
This page

http://www.100megspop3.com/oldvalkyry/hatfield.html

says these rifles start at $900.00. This rifle was marked $349.00 in a pawn shop.
Are the Hatfield rifles rare enough that what I saw probably isn't one?
How popular are Mowry barrels?
Jim
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Old 10-30-2004, 10:43 PM
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It's pretty hard to say what it was. Look over the guns at Track of the Wolf and have another look at that pawnshop gun. Is it flint or percussion? Full stocked (wood right to the muzzle) or half stocked (wood only half way up the barrel). Most Hawkens were half stocked and the Lyman Great Plains rifle has a strong resembalance to a real Hawken, unlike some new ones that are called Hawkens.
http://www.trackofthewolf.com/catego....aspx?catID=12

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Jack
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:27 PM
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It's pretty hard to say what it was. Look over the guns at Track of the Wolf and have another look at that pawnshop gun. Is it flint or percussion? Full stocked (wood right to the muzzle) or half stocked (wood only half way up the barrel). Most Hawkens were half stocked and the Lyman Great Plains rifle has a strong resembalance to a real Hawken, unlike some new ones that are called Hawkens.
http://www.trackofthewolf.com/catego....aspx?catID=12

Bye
Jack

I found this auction, http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/Vie...?Item=25030932 The rifle in the auction more closely resembles the rifle I looked at. It is very close.
I need to look down the bore and check some other stuff.
I don't know anything about muzzleloaders, other than I want one. I want a rifle more for fun than for anything else. I also want something interesting. I passed on a Thompson Kawken. It just seemed like a rifle made to hunt in bp season.
Jim
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