what calibers were the Thompson Center Hawken made in?

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  1. Jan 13, 2020 at 8:14 PM #1

    Howie1968

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    what calibers were the TC Hawken made in? ive acquired about 15 TC Hawkens in the las 4 years I have them in .45 .50 .54 and .58 not sure if I should count the .58 as it was a 1 inch 54 bored to .58 with roundball twist. ive added green mountain barrels in in 54 rb twist and found a lrh barrel for one of my 50 cal I call the odball rebores and such frankenhawks I do have several .45 .50. 54 that ive kept original did they make a 32 36 36 in the TC Hawken. I got onto the hawken shop and seen they just make the 50 and 54 gun broker had a .62 smoothebore tc hawken si im assuming a rebore any help will be appreciated
     
  2. Jan 13, 2020 at 10:51 PM #2

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    The custom shop made a .40 caliber barrel by Green Mountain. I have never seen factory .32 or .36 rifle barrels, but they could be had as "drop-Ins" back in the day. Not so much now.
     
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    45, 50, 54, 58 from the factory. Other calibers from Green Mountain and others.

    The 45 and 50 were 15/16ths, the 54 and 58 were one inch.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:57 AM #4

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    I have seen 45, 50 and 54. Also the 56 smoothbore Never saw a 58 for the Hawken but they did do a 58 for the renegade base. I have a 1" ATF Hawken barrel bored from 54 to 58. It drops perfectly into a renegade.
     
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    They made 58 Hawkens but, they’re rare as rooster lips. I have seen exactly one and pictures of one a friend in California had. And yes, it was marked ‘Hawken 58cal’ on the barrel.
     
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    I have a .45 TC Hawken but would love a.32 barrel. Another unicorn to add to the wanted list.
     
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    Thank you men! I did see a Hawken .58 TC on gunbroker and it was pricey
     
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    You can fashion the barrel yourself or have someone do it for you. It's gonna be heavy!

    There are other platforms more suitable than the TC Hawken that could employ a 3/4" or swamped barrel. None of this stuff is inexpensive!:eek:
     
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    Come to think of it I have seen a T/C Hawken in a 50 smooth bore. don't think they are very common either.
     
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    T/C made a special 56 caliber smoothbore for states that limited hunting to smooth bore.
     
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    Foxridge outfitters was T/C's factory custom shop and you could get a .58 cal Renegade and Hawken from them back in the day.
     
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    .45; .50; .54; .58; .69 Caliber loads are in the 'SHOOTING THIMPSON CENTER SIDE LOCK BLACK POWDER GUNS' manual under the Hawken and Renegade models, but I'm not sure of that was a Renegade or Hawken, or if it was available in both.

    I know for a fact the Hawken was made in .54 caliber, since that is what mine is. (factory 28 inch, 1 inch across the flats, 1:48 twist barrel.) A friend also has a .54 Hawken that (other than the serial number) is identical to mine.

    I seem to recall a Friend (or perhaps "Acquaintance" is a better analogy/term) at the CW Reenactments had a half stock T/C .58 Hawken, back in the circa 1988/1989 period. (It had brass fittings: trigger guard, butt plate, patchbox, and a brass forend cap, so it was not a Renegade, which has no brass, no patchbox, and no forend cap.)
    I can't say I've actually seen a .69 Hawken -- or Renegade, for that matter. However, I've no doubt they made the Hawken and/or the Renegade in .69 smoothbore. Why else would they give loads for it?
     
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    Check with Tip Curtis in Cross Plains, TN for drop-in Green Mtn barrels for the T/C Hawken in .36 & .45 caliber. Might ask him if a .32 is available in the drop-in line. Green Mtn did make a drop-in barrel .32 caliber years ago for the T/C Renegade as I sold a .32 caliber Renegade last year.

    Tip Curtis Frontier Shop 4445 Jernigan Rd. Cross Plains, TN. 37049 Phone: 615-654-4445 Renegade .32-21.jpeg
     
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