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    Stereoview Hawken Rifle Factory, St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1860s-1870s. Hawken made flintlock rifles, later converting to percussion in the 1830s. Hawken manufactured a larger caliber weapon, different from the Kentucky rifles. In 1856 William Hawken dissolved his partner ship with Campbell. From 1860-1864, William Watt & William Bennett operated the factory; the final owner was Phillip Gemmer from 1865 to the late 1870s. These owners all stamped the guns with the Hawken's name, to capitalize on the Hawken Rifle reputation. Measures approximately 7" x 3.50"

    Condition:
    Very fine, light soiling.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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