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Catalog Number X1910.02.01
Object Name Rifle, Plains
Dimensions L-50 inches
Date 1850
Notes Jim Bridger's Hawken rifle. Plains model. .54 caliber. Single shot. Octagonal barrel - 1.125" x 33.125:; 7-groove rifling; ramrod rib underneath (with 2 ramrod barrels and forend cap). Plain half-stock of straight - grain maple 29.75" long. Late slant hook breech. Iron crescent butt plate. Gibbon percussion lock. Iron escutcheon. Two iron keys on stock. Semi - buckhorn rear sight; silver blade front sight. Length of pull 13.5". Stock drop 2.25". Weight approx. 11.25 lbs. Hickory ramrod - 32.75" long with pewter tip.
Labels and Marks: Stamped "S. Hawken St. Louis" on top of barrel flat.
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Jim Bridger