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Catalog Number X1959.06.177a-b
Object Name Rifle, Plains
Dimensions H-9.5 W-1.875 L-55.5 inches
Date ca. 1835
Notes Samuel Johns notebook: "No 301 Percussian [sic] Rifle cal/ No Marks/ Makers J & S Hawken St. Louis Mo/ Prominent and well know gun makers/ in the fur and early pioneering of the/ west in those days no one on the/ prairies was considered properly/ armed unless he caried a Hawken. These guns are very rare today./ From F G Eillis Webster Groves Mo."
Search Terms Kalispell, MT
Rifle
Firearm
Hawken