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Old 09-18-2011, 10:09 PM   #11
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I have one I purchased at a gun show in Syracuse NY around 8 years ago. I could not believe what they are getting for them now. They used to be around 350 or so, here's an ad from Midway USA

Thompson Center Hawken Black Powder Rifle 50 Caliber Flintlock Wood Stock 1 in 48" Twist 28" Octagon Barrel Blue - MidwayUSA
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #12
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I have the same Hawken only in caplock form and it's a very nice piece.

Last weekend was *bust out the musket* day for me.
I shoot it once or twice a year for a change of pace from the smokeless.
70 grains of Pyrodex + lubed patched ball + musket cap = smoke pole central

The double set trigger is one of the sweetest.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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I agree with the guys, nice looking smoke pole, worth around 700 bucks, keep it & go shoot it, they are a blast to shoot. (pun intended)
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:55 PM   #14
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Is a used one 98% on gunbroker for half that.
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