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Traditions St. Louis Hawken Rifle Kit

   

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Looking for a challenge? Try out a blackpowder kit! This handy Traditions™ St. Louis Hawken Rifle Kit contains everything you need to build your own blackpowder rifle. .50 caliber, 28'' octagonal barrel with a hooked breech; 1 in 48'' rate of twist. Select hardwood stock with brass trigger; fixed sight. Weight: 7 lbs. Overall length: 49''.
Manufacturer model #: KRC52408.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hawken Rifle Kit My wife gave me this kit for christmas last year, and I found the kit overall easy to assemble. However, what I did not like about the kit, was that I had to remove alot of wood from the trigger assembly area to get the barrel tang screw to algin up with trigger assembly. Even though I had to remove so much wood, the finished product still came out great. Lucky for me, the trigger guard covered it up. What I like most of all about this kit, is the dual triggers. This rifle will shoot one hole groups at 50yards. Also, the front sight may be made of plastic, but I found it to great on cutting down on glare. December 4, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by My kit was so-so The Hawken rifle kit I recieved was far from the kit my brother-in-law bought in past yrs. My stock was covered with burn marks that took hours to remove. I don't mind the rough cut of the wood as shaving and sanding can easily remove that. However, the burn marks had me worried about the final product. I shaved and sanded the stock for a total of 15hrs (all by hand) taking my time on days off work. The cast of the brass was as bad as the stock. The seam line on the trigger guard being the worst, I sanded all the brass down from 150 grit to 2000 grit wet sanding, and then used jewlers rouge for the final polish. 4hrs total on the brass was spent to get it like a mirror. The stock was finished with 3 coats of Tru-oil, 3 coats of polish, and 3 coats of wax. Barrel was blued, and all the cheap screws in the kit were replaced with all brass. August 12, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT RIFLE FOR THE PRICE I absolutely LOVE this rifle. I'm not even a remotely skilled wood-worker/tool-worker, but this kit was an absolute pleasure to work with. This is a GREAT rifle for the price and, when completed, really does give the weapon its' own character and personality, but also gives you a huge sense of achievement and accomplishment. It is a very accurate weapon using round, ball ammunition loaded with one hundred grains of Goex's FFg black powder. I'm able to consistently shoot five-inch diameter groups at approximately one hundred and twenty-five yards using the aforementioned load protocol. My rifle is ALWAYS the center of attention and conversation between my friends and I when we get together to shoot, have some fun, and generally to just blow off some steam. Out of all the rifles I own, my St. Louis Hawkin fifty caliber is probably THE MOST FUN rifle to shoot (with the possible exception of my Colt Armory, law enforcement restricted, M-4, model 6933.) My ten-year old son absolutely LOVES to shoot this muzzle-loader and is truly shocked that his "idiot" Dad bought it as a kit and assembled it without anyone's help. He really gets a "kick" out of shooting "our" Hawkin (no pun intended.) In fact, he is trying to talk me into buying a black powder revolver for he and I to work on together however, I'm still trying to figure out how to get this "acquisition" past my wife. Ha Ha Ha. I do have a question that hopefully someone out there in cyber-land will be able to answer for me. I've had my St. Louis Hawkin for approximately twenty-five years now and shot hundreds of rounds through it without any problems whatsoever. However, I think it's time to replace the entire percussion lock-plate, component assembly due to its' normal wear, tear and corrosive consequences that is inherent in the discharge of a true black powder firearm. My question is this; does anyone know how, or where, I can purchase the entire percussion lock-plate, component assembly, specifically for the St. Louis Hawkin, percussion fired, dual trigger, fifty caliber, muzzle-loading rifle? Any help or information on this is greatly appreciated. May 30, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT CHALLANGE My wife bought this for me at Christmas.Due to work it took me a year to complete. But it turned out great. The instructions were very easy to follow, and it was a lot of fun. I've taken it to the range 3 times now and I love shooting it. April 22, 2009
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Is the barrel blued?

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No the barrel is not blued. My wife and daughter bought me one of these for Christmas several years ago. I really enjoyed putting it together. I used the Birchwood Casey gun bluing kit to blue the barrel, and a different Birchwood Casey kit to finish the stock. If you follow the directions in these kits it will turn out just fine.
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I use Barnes TPX copper sabots pushed by 110 grains of Blackhorn 209 powder, with CCI shotgun primers. Highly accurate out to 200 yards and beyond.
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Pertaining to the double set trigger mechanism. Inquiring whether the primary trigger must be pulled to engage the secondary trigger.
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You need to set the trigger with one trigger but be warned that the trigger pull on my weapon is less than a pound out of the box. I like it that way now but it was a concern at first.,(with the second trigger)
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Yes. The primary trigger must be pulled to engage the secondary trigger.
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does the barrel come blued?

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You have to blue it but it was easy and turned out well if you follow the directions on the bottle.
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Depends on package you choose. See the options withing the item description. Mine has the camo stock and forend, with blued barrel. Love it.
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No, you will have to blue the barrel. I had good luck with the cold-blueing method. Make sure to get ~all~ the finger oil, dirt, smudges, etc. off the barrel before you blue it. (I left a bit of thumb-print that is now lightly "blued" into my barrel *grin*). I also found getting a good dark coverage took a little longer than the blueing instructions said.
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on most kits the staining of the stock and barrel blueing is a do it yourself project that is why it is sold as a kit that way the consumer has a better understanding of how their gun works and great sense of accomplishment
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Yes you can shot either but the sabots work best>
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yes, I shoot both all the time. for balls, I use a .010 patch and .490 ball, and I am able to shoot one hole groups @ 50yards. Sabots, I buy the 45calber sabots, and I load mine with 300gr 45 pistol bullets. I have not group tested this load because I sighted it in off hand at a paint can, but I have killed two hogs with this load.
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on this one i have heard some people useing sabots but mini balls are always fun and the safer option
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does it come in left handen

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The box showed that there was a left hand model.
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Doesn't need to come in a left-handed model. Top-breaking, and my left-hand-shooting son and wife use it just fine.
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On Traditions web site they did have a listing for left-handed versions of some of their kits.
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