Traditions Firearms Prairie Hawken Rifle & Kits Now In Stock & Shipping

Traditions Performance Firearms Prairie Hawken Rifle
Traditions Performance Firearms Prairie Hawken Rifle
Traditions Performance Firearms
Traditions Performance Firearms

Old Saybrook, CT –-(  Traditions Performance Firearms now has the new Prairie Hawken Rifle in stock and available for shipment. The Prairie Hawken Build-It-Yourself kits are also available as well.

Please contact your sales rep, distributor or Traditions for more information on availability and to place an order.

Based off of rifles used during the Rocky Mountain Fur Trading era, the Prairie Hawken Rifle is an excellent addition to any collection. These guns were the trusted companions of fur traders as they hunted for pelts. This .50 caliber rifle has a 28” barrel with a 1:48” twist. It features a double-set trigger and two-tenon sidelock design. The Prairie Hawken has custom silver inlays on the mortise and buttstock as well as a custom two-piece forend cap. This rifle has a 14.5 length of pull.

The Traditions Performance Firearms Prairie Hawken Rifle is available in either percussion or flintlock and as a finished rifle or in a Build-It-Yourself Kit.

For finished rifles, the MSRP ranges from $609-$659, the Build It Yourself Kit models range from $478-$528.

Known for their accurate, innovative, and dependable firearms, Traditions™ has been providing quality firearms for the past 30 years. Traditions™ offers blackpowder rifles and pistols, cartridge rifles and revolvers, blank pistols, Build-It-Yourself rifle and pistol kits, and cannons as well as a full line of accessories and optics. For more information on Traditions Performance Firearms, their website at, find them on Facebook and Twitter, or call 860.388.4656.

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The barrel is not long enough, I prefer a barrel of at least 32 inches for more projectile velocity. I was unable to get this rifles assembled production gun to shoot accurately ever. 1in48 twist rate is not accurate enough for round ball or bullet. Round ball requires a 1in60 twist or so for good accuracy and bullets require a 1in32 twist or faster for good accuracy preferably a 1in22 twist. If you want to purchase a gun kit go to the Lyman people. They sell a good accurate Hawken rifle kit in both flint and caplock. Yes back in… Read more »

Jim Macklin

Long term “survival” makes a flintlock the ideal rifle since black powder can be made as long as the basic ingredients can be found. Save your 5.56 and 7.62 for defense and hunt deer and other meat with a flintlock.
When making black powder wet [damp] mill the ingredients to avoid explosions. Use graphite to coat the “powder” and control static electricity.

Wild Bill

Sounds like a fun project. A very reasonable MSRP. They are made in America, right?