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