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SOLD - Pending funds CVA Hawken Percussion rifle .50

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bornintheussr

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Mint condition rifle, looks new, very nice crisp double trigger, works very good, nice bore

$345 shipped Layaway available for 4 month with $100 deposit

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CVA made two different kinds of "Hawken" rifles over the years. The early ones in the 80's had a 1-inch (nominal) diameter barrel with a 1/66 twist. Later, probably in the early 90s they called them "St. Louis Hawken". These had a 15/16ths (nominal) diameter barrel with a 1/48 twist. I competed against both, and both CVA's outshot my T.C Hawken back in the day with round ball.

Bob
 
CVA made two different kinds of "Hawken" rifles over the years. The early ones in the 80's had a 1-inch (nominal) diameter barrel with a 1/66 twist. Later, probably in the early 90s they called them "St. Louis Hawken". These had a 15/16ths (nominal) diameter barrel with a 1/48 twist. I competed against both, and both CVA's outshot my T.C Hawken back in the day with round ball.

Bob
Didn't the first ones have a hook breech and later the button style?
 
CVA made two different kinds of "Hawken" rifles over the years. The early ones in the 80's had a 1-inch (nominal) diameter barrel with a 1/66 twist. Later, probably in the early 90s they called them "St. Louis Hawken". These had a 15/16ths (nominal) diameter barrel with a 1/48 twist. I competed against both, and both CVA's outshot my T.C Hawken back in the day with round ball.

Bob
They were making the later version earlier than that. I have a St. Louis Hawken that I was given by my Dad Christmas 1987.
 
Take a cleaning rod with a semi tight fitting cleaning clothes and put it down the barrel. Mark it. Let it turn with the rifling when taken out. If it is more than half a turn it is 1 turn in 48, close to half a turn then it is 1/66 based on the barrel length. If it is 1/66 I am interested.
 
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