5 years ago#1
Guest
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i was wandering what a hawken .50 cal long rifle is worth?

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5 years ago#2
Hawken .50 Cal. Value
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You need to post the maker and some idea of the barrel condition.
An original Hawken rifle predates the Civil War. Thompson Center has been making reproductions for a long time.
Black powder corrodes steel and "Hawken" rifles are muzzleloading blackpowder rifles. If not cleaned properly soon after being shot (a couple of weeks) the metal starts to corrode, accuracy lost and thus value is lower.
I bought an Italian reproduction in .54 caliber and found it more accurate with round balls than the normal "mini ball".
The action would not stay cocked after a few shots and needed work by a gunsmith to make the lockwork operate. (Pretty dangerous if the hammer won't stay back when cocked and loaded).
So look on the barrel to find the maker and "bore scope" the barrel to check its condition. Post that for any chance of getting an idea of price.
PS My rifles have fancy wood, good fitting patch boxes, brass ram rod, various tools that screw on the rod. Pretty fancy slings. All make for higher value. Just a heads up. Thor

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5 years ago#3
hawkins 50 cal.
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bf127

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5 years ago#4
Roger Worthington
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This is a hawhin 50 caliber rifle from connecticut vally arms inc. made in spain 50 caliber only 91 781720 700ky/cm k2 the rifle is in very good shape

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4 years ago#5
Devon
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If it is a CVA it's rather new and worth maybe $200-$350

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3 years ago#6
anonumus
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wat if its one from rochester new hampsher, old gun made before tha civil war, then wat is it worth?

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3 years ago#7
JDD
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anonumus,
What ever you have, it is not a "Hawkens"
The Hawkens family of gunsmiths operated in Ohio and later in St. Louis. Never in New Hampshire that I can find info about.
The shop in St. Louis was in continous operation from 1818 until 1915, although from about 1862 on by persons other than the Hawkens family. These persons did use the Hawkens name on their products.
Peak production of firearms was in the late 1840,s and barley exceeded 200 guns per year then.
The shop was actually a general blacksmith business and many non firearms products were made by the Hawkens Brothers.
JDD

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2 years ago#8
Bryan
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i have a hawkens 50 caliber black powder rifle ment condition and the ven number on this gun is 89 616565 and i was jus wanting to know how much these specific guns go for

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2 years ago#9
Rob62
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Hi Bryan,

$150

Good Luck,

Rob

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2 years ago#10
chell
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My father just had an original Hawkens 50 CAL. to a gun dealer in Tx. It is great condition. aprox. 800.00 is what he was told it's worth. Not a repro/kit. good luck.

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2 years ago#11
Danny
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Your serial number was a recall number. You need to go to the CVA website and get the number for the voluntary recall. They will take yours back and give you a new gun.
As far as value, it is worth about 200-300, maybe a bit more just before primitive deer season for a few weeks.

Here is the info off the page http://www.cva.com/Muzzleloading-Resources.php? area=Recall#t
CVA VOLUNTARY RECALL NOTICE:


In August 1997 CVA implemented a Voluntary Recall of In-Line rifle models with serial numbers ending in -95 and -96. If you have a CVA In-Line model with such a serial number, DO NOT USE OR ALLOW ANYONE ELSE TO USE THE GUN. If you have one of these rifles, please call CVA immediately at <phone> for complete details and a free replacement gun. Example serial numbers: 61-13-XXXXXX-95 or 61-13-XXXXXX-96.


In May 1999 Blackpowder Products, Inc. purchased the assets of Connecticut Valley Arms, Inc. and now operates under the trade name of Connecticut Valley Arms and/or CVA. Any claims relating to the above described Voluntary Recall should be addressed to Connecticut Valley Arms, Inc., not Blackpowder Products, Inc. Blackpowder Products, Inc. assumes no liability for any products manufactured prior to January 1, 1998.

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2 years ago#12
greg
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10.000 $ and more if original

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1 year ago#13
daddski
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if your number ends in 95 it was made in 1995 if 96 made in 1996 etc so you have a gun from the 90's that was recalled with a warning to NEVER FIRE IT.... hope you took care of this and did the recall. Would hate to hear you went ahead and fired it anyway and killed yourself... that gun is worth 0 dollars.

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1 year ago#14
guest
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I dont really know too much but if it is an origional 10 grand and upwards. i have a thompson center its about 500-1000 maybe more since thompson and center does not make anymore. traditions are about 400. good luck to you.
by the way if its an original or tc dont sell it

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1 year ago#15
MingoFrank
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First, you are jumping into a thread that's several years old. There have been several questions about TC Hawken rifles the last couple days. The last few that actually sold on gunbroker.com were in the $340-360 range.

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6 months ago#16
Arms4life
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I also have a hawkins 50. 109835 Spain. amazing condition... is it legit or is it a phony? I paid a man 50$ cause "he was needing $."

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6 months ago#17
Rob62
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Mingo - if I may.

Arms4life - It sounds like you have a genuine Spanish made clone/copy of a "Hawken" rifle. Probably worth at least $50.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawken_rifle

Regards,

Rob

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6 months ago#18
Arms4life
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Good, thank you for taking time to answer my question.

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6 months ago#19
conductor53
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It's not HAWKENS.

It's not HAWKINS.

It's HAWKEN. That's H - A - W - K - E - N. There is no S on the end of the name.

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6 months ago#20
MingoFrank
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Thread has been locked. I think a dozen different guns being discussed at once is too many.

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