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Non SASS Outstanding Custom Hawken .58


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This a beautifully crafted custom Hawken style rifle from late 60s-70s. This date is based on the H.W. Robbins lock and he was active during that time. The rifle is marked L. Papesh on underside of barrel. This is undoubtedly Leroy Papesh who was active in the Joliet (Illinois) Muzzleloaders. His son Ken was also a builder of fine muzzleloaders and this rifle shows where he got his talent from. The original straight taper .50 cal. 1"X32.75" G.R. DOUGLAS barrel was sent to Bobby Hoyt and bored out to .58 using his well known Gain Twist rifling. For hunting, this rifling will stabilize those big bullets out past 100 yards, making this an accurate and hard hitting Big Bore Hawken. There is some light, honest wear to the browned finish, but nothing not expected on a 50+ y/o rifle that was used, but not heavily. The Walnut stock has only the most minimal handling marks. It has iron fittings and pewter inlays. Weighs in at around 9.5 lbs with a LOP of 14.25". A truly outstanding rifle. Photos of target added. 50 yards. 80gr 3F. .015 Ox Yoke patch with Wonder Lube.  I tend to pull a little left with everything I shoot, so this rifle appears to be spot on POA at 50 yds. Asking $1200 SHIPPED in hard case.

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