The Pedersoli Missouri River Hawken is a favorite among hunters. The blued barrel and walnut stock are pleasing to the eye but still offer a rugged hunting rifle. This rifle shoots both a patched round ball and conical styled bullets with great accuracy.
The Hawken is a symbol of the period that saw the passage from the long and heavy small caliber Pennsylvania rifles to more practical and powerful Plains rifles, and the definite abandoning of the flintlock for the far more modern percussion system. The strong barrel and the larger caliber, enabled hits on any target with surprising accuracy. This rifle soon became the inseparable friend of the Mountain men, and the most famous explorers of the American continent.
- Browned 30" barrel
- Oil finished, walnut stock
- Percussion lock