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 an invaluable friend of Mountain men, and the most famous explorers of the American continent. The Rocky Mountain Hawken is offered in a maple stock with a barrel having seven grooves obtained by broaching, rust brown color finish, steel metal parts. Barrel length 34". Available in .50 caliber and .54 caliber with twist rates of 1 in 48" on the .50 and 1 in 65" on the .54. Right hand only. Overall length: 51-1/4" Weight: 9.9 lbs.