Reenacting With Hawken Rifle

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cannonball1

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A traditions st.louis hawken is my choice. A real style hawken is just too heavy for me.
The older I get the more I understand the weight issue, but nothing turns me off more than see a light weight short barrel TC Hawkens in a reenactment type of setting or a mountain man movie where the actors have a TC Hawken right out of the box.
 
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Semi tongue-in-cheek I have considered promoting re-enacting the 1980's. All I would have to have is a Red Man hat, a woodland camp army jacket, a green metal Coleman cooler, and my choice of a CVA or Thompson Center Hawken. It would automatically be period correct! It would also take me back to that time when these great rifles were respected and admired instead of sneered at. Bonus points for a fringed possibles bag! I do love and miss those times.
To be 1980's period correct you must have a suede, Uncle Mike's possible bag....
 

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Of I renege right, Hawken rifles were really expensive then. Like in that the average Joe could not afford them.

As to the 1970's event, that would be a hoot. My brother Jim, jokes that's what he wants to do.
 

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Semi tongue-in-cheek I have considered promoting re-enacting the 1980's. All I would have to have is a Red Man hat, a woodland camp army jacket, a green metal Coleman cooler, and my choice of a CVA or Thompson Center Hawken. It would automatically be period correct! It would also take me back to that time when these great rifles were respected and admired instead of sneered at. Bonus points for a fringed possibles bag! I do love and miss those times.

I was with my old buddy here in UK when he bought HIS TC Hawken rifle back in 1986. We'd made the hundred-mile trip together - each of us to collect a gun - me my first P-H Whitworth, and him his .45cal Hawken. He still shoots it, too. TC made guns that people appreciate, and to my mind, if that's what you bought especially, if, like us here in UK, the TC is the only game in town, then you get on with it. Nobody here sneers at his old gal, and she still speaks with great authority when shooting REAL bullets over 80gr of 2Fg.
 
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Here I am aiming the original 1850's Hawken Rifle at the Hawken Classic in May of 2022.

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Of course, we allowed a few of the 1980's reenactors to attend also.

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Here I am aiming the original 1850's Hawken Rifle at the Hawken Classic in May of 2022.

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Of course, we allowed a few of the 1980's reenactors to attend also.

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They were welcome too.
That there fella in the sun glasses go bye the indian name of hole in two hands, just asking for a friend.
 
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