Is there anything that indicates that a rifle came from the TC custom shop? My Hawkens wood is plain Jane, just a nice lock, but I have a .36 Seneca that has very nice wood and better bluing. It's an early one with a 4 digit serial # and no warning written on it.I would like a Hawken with really nice to way above average wood, but have never run across one. The ones that I have are just average wood.
I do have a Seneca .32 from the Custom shop that has fantastic wood with fine bluing.