I had a flinter .45 that was, I believe, in the 1400 range of serial numbers. Probably made in the early 1970s.I picked up a used .50 hawken awhile back and didn't realize how early it is. The serial number is 1920. Has anyone seen a lower TC Hawken than this? Any idea when it was made?
From bits & pieces gleaned from the interwebs & various sources, the TC Hawken first appeared around December 1970 starting @ serial #1000 so, if it's the standard Hawken barrel it woulda been made probably early 1971.I picked up a used .50 hawken awhile back and didn't realize how early it is. The serial number is 1920. Has anyone seen a lower TC Hawken than this? Any idea when it was made?
Unfortunately, declining health combined with the economic downturn have caused all my Hawkens and just about everything else to leave for greener pastures.I'd like to see a side by side of the early versus the later TC stocks. I don't know the difference.
Agree with @bubba.50 ‘s observation.Goin’ by the pictures, your gun has also been converted from flinchlock to percussion.
I have a flint Hawken bought NIB and the only thing that I have done with it is to shoot it. I need to dig it out of the safe to check the SN since I bought it back in the early 70's. Still have the original box & paperwork too. 100 gr. FF and a 360 gr. Maxi Ball & dead-on at 50 yards. Shot the antler off a real nice 8 point when hunting in Clarion Co., PA. But that's another story.To borrow a word from Zonie, lots of T/C's have been frinkled with. It is very hard to find an early T/C that is pure original from the factory.