T/C Thompson Center Hawken Rifle 45 Caliber

T/C Thompson Center Hawken Rifle 45 Caliber

Shooting the Thompson Center Hawken percussion muzzleloading rifle. Most T/C Hawkens were made in 50 caliber. But they were also made in 45, 54, and 58 caliber. This one is a 45 that I boght new back in 1977. Black powder shooting can be great fun.

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46 Comments

  1. PotatoGunsRule on January 25, 2023 at 1:41 am

    You bought it new in 1977? That’s great! I have three TC’s now, all flintlocks, and I want one in .45 next.

  2. 454pakr on January 25, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Beautiful!

  3. Karl T on January 25, 2023 at 1:44 am

    I have TC Hawken in .45 and .50cal, the .45 is by far my favorite.

  4. Specific Love Creations on January 25, 2023 at 1:46 am

    nice gun

  5. unionrdr on January 25, 2023 at 1:47 am

    I bought mine at the gun show at the fairgrounds for $120 or so  in the 80’s with cherry wood stock & blued/black metal parts. 50 cal with good balance & accuracy. I can’t believe how expensive they’ve gotten!

  6. sackett68 on January 25, 2023 at 1:47 am

    I have the same rifle in .50 cal, and I love it. I’ve taken 4 deer with it so far and it really puts the smack down on them. It’s my go to gun when it comes to deer hunting.

  7. Bob Kopchik on January 25, 2023 at 1:48 am

    Nice gun! Double set triggers…… 

  8. MyHollowpoint on January 25, 2023 at 1:49 am

    Nice! I love shooting blackpowder. I showed a 14 year charge that still fired 🙂

  9. hancock brewer on January 25, 2023 at 1:51 am

    Cool. I still need to put a black powder firearm in my collection

  10. RedneckTruckin on January 25, 2023 at 1:53 am

    the ramming rod that comes with the gun….is it stable and reliable

  11. Bluetunder40 on January 25, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Sweet Bro!

  12. unionrdr on January 25, 2023 at 1:59 am

    I watched a video from CVA with these propellant pellets. Would those work ok in the TC hawken? Those 50 cal bullets they shot with the plastic base might be better than the sabot’d 45’s too. Like to try those if they’re ok to use?

  13. Don Quixote on January 25, 2023 at 1:59 am

    Is 469 dollars a good deal for one just like yours. They say it is 98%  in condition. Thank you.

  14. Charlie Simone on January 25, 2023 at 2:00 am

    @1:52 zooming fly……… Nice video!

  15. RUZZUF12 on January 25, 2023 at 2:02 am

    i just bought one of these today with a custom engraved stock and was wondering how much it is worth?

  16. Jay John on January 25, 2023 at 2:02 am

    Nice video Shep as usual. Thank you.
    I have the 50 cal. Bought it as a kit about 25 years ago. Finished the stock and blued the barrel, and put it together. very accurate.
    You are right when you say it is a very high quality muzzleloader.

  17. JW's BulletsNBlades on January 25, 2023 at 2:04 am

    Very cool

  18. Jim Spinelli on January 25, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Was wondering if anyone knew the calibration for the rear iron sight on the 45 cal hawkin’s ser # 62643 percussion

  19. Pie Man on January 25, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Very nice  

  20. JamieMG 1894 on January 25, 2023 at 2:06 am

    I agree. The TC Hawken rifles were well made. .45 is the only caliber TC Hawken I don’t have but I hope that will change soon. I have a CVA Mountain rifle in .45 but it just ain’t the same as the TC. However it would not stop me from dropping a deer with it. All my shots are generally under 100yds.
    Great video and thanks for sharing

  21. Tardisius on January 25, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Double set triggers, I like =))

  22. weitzfc1 on January 25, 2023 at 2:07 am

    a good half stock , mountain or plains rifle, but not a hawken.  in Illinois .45 caliber is a little anemic for deer. that’s not to say , that their not excellent rifles. probably the best traditional rifles ever made . I have 8 or 9 of them in  .50 caliber.

  23. Jim Dent on January 25, 2023 at 2:09 am

    I have the 54 cal. version. I never could get it to shoot accurate enough for my liking using the powder that was recommended to me. Despite my better judgement, I allowed the dealer to sell me 3F Triple Seven.

    I’ve since purchased some 2F Goex, and I’m hoping for better results. Thanks for the video I’m feeling inspired again. 

  24. StraightPipe C60 on January 25, 2023 at 2:10 am

    I love it!

  25. Jim Spinelli on January 25, 2023 at 2:12 am

    What is the best load for deer hunting using conical bullets

  26. Prepper Madness on January 25, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Have not shot blackpowder too much, but it’s looking like I just may start. Beautiful looking rifle Shep

  27. logan garland on January 25, 2023 at 2:16 am

    What type of caps dose it shoot ? 209?

  28. Brad Johnson on January 25, 2023 at 2:17 am

    I have one of those, hadn’t shot since ’71!

  29. David Wagner on January 25, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Great video Shep ,never owned one just never got around to it

  30. rls303 on January 25, 2023 at 2:20 am

    I’ve been shooting for longer then most people watching this  have been alive, have yet to shoot anything in blackpowder, next gun show will give these a closer look. Thanks for showing :))

  31. KSFWG on January 25, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Beautiful stock and case coloring.  Thanks for the video.  I bet it can kick a bit when loaded up with a near max load.

  32. Kentucky mountain man on January 25, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Nice looking BP Rifle!

  33. derplinkster on January 25, 2023 at 2:23 am

    very nice why to triggers?

  34. sharpie443 on January 25, 2023 at 2:24 am

    I have a flintlock version of that in .50 cal.

  35. mongosafariadventure on January 25, 2023 at 2:26 am

    I have a Thompson Center Hawken flintlock 45 caliber muzzleloading rifle. Very traditional but I really prefer a percussion rifle like my T/C New Englander 54 caliber.

  36. MPH-USA on January 25, 2023 at 2:28 am

    I have one I got off my grandpa he bought new in the 70s I shoot it often fun rifle

  37. MJT on January 25, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Excellent

  38. Hal Hunter on January 25, 2023 at 2:31 am

    What size ball were you shooting ?

  39. Wesley Harding on January 25, 2023 at 2:32 am

    I have one bought in 72 ser#2887

  40. Huey H March on January 25, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Thanks Shep. Great video.

  41. cory8791 on January 25, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Great vid! I have been trying to find out how old my 50 cal is if you don’t mind may i have the letter and the first 3 numbers of the serial number? They had a fire and lost all the records. Thank you!

  42. Marcel Klein on January 25, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Very nice Smoke Wagon 🙂

  43. James Holt on January 25, 2023 at 2:39 am

    I want a Thompson HOCK KIN SOME DAY

  44. HillbillysNdaBush on January 25, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Thanks for the shout out. The wife had to teach me how to get to my pm’s…lol youtube changed everything, and i have to learn it all over again.

  45. Gun Enthusiast on January 25, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Pretty cool rifle Shep.

  46. deputysheriff100 on January 25, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Wow. You could hear the steel ring just as soon as the trigger was pulled. Beautiful rifle. I’ve never fired one of those.

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