One of the best ways possible to get a real hands-on muzzleloading experience is to build it yourself! Traditions™ offers a complete line of muzzleloader rifle and pistol kits that are pre-assembled at the factory to ensure proper fit and ease of assembly. These kits are the perfect project for families to build together or to help pass those long winter nights. Easy to read instructions guide you through the building process to a finished product. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than knowing you built the rifle or pistol you enjoy shooting so much!
.50 cal, Percussion, 28" Octagonal barrel, hooked breech, 1 in 48" twist, Adj/BB sights, weighs 7 lbs.
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St. Louis Hawken Rifle Features:
I am not all that "handy", but I decided I wanted to build this kit for my first muzzle loader after watching a build video of this kit on YouTube. I bought a few simple tools, stain and oil for the stock, and a cold bluing kit for the barrel. The kit required a little fitting work, then some sanding and staining. In addition to the bluing, I used Brass Black to antique the brass parts. The gun looks amazing! Even better, it shoots darned good! I had to learn the basics of muzzle loading, too, since I am a beginner. But, this rifle delivers and I am confident hunting whitetail deer at ranges of 120 yards or less. If I use conical bullets I might be able to even extend that. And, this thing is just fun to shoot. I've never had a high-end muzzle loader, or a modern variation (I preferred a more old-school side lock), but this rifle is darned nice. Assembling it myself for the finish I prefer was a bonus.