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Offline tippit

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Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:02:03 PM »
I couldn't help myself...WB Selb .54 Cal Hawken made in 2014.  I know most are flintlock shooters here but I've always wanted a really nice Hawken rifle.  Some of that stems from bow hunting the triangle between the Yellowstone & Missouri Rivers. I killed a couple real nice bucks on the old river channels that the Lewis & Clark Expedition traveled...also where the Wensels filmed October Whitetails.  After talking with Brant about the components on this used Hawken and seeing his work on his web site, I couldn't resist...tippit






Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 03:16:28 PM »
beautiful wood, a very classic hawken, enjoy!  :thumbs:

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 07:56:09 PM »
That's a real good looking rifle!

Offline Kleine

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 08:29:09 PM »
Beautiful rifle!

Offline Jimbows

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 08:36:48 PM »
That sure is a beautiful rifle, love the wood

Offline Shiloh1944

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 03:17:09 PM »
Very nice! Great wood!

Let us know how she shoots.

Offline rollingb

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 09:24:11 PM »
That would be a rifle I'd find very hard to resist.  :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Online Eric Krewson

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 09:37:12 AM »
The guy who made that rifle knew what he was doing, very nice.

Offline Flintlock

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 12:05:34 PM »
I wouldn't have hesitated on adding that to my collection. That is a Beautiful rifle!  :thumbs:

Offline Hood

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 06:29:03 PM »
Wow!

Offline vtmtnman

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 05:16:31 AM »
Very nice rifle there!

Offline Whitetail24

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 10:54:06 AM »
Wow ! I like that ! I understand why it was hard to resist.

Offline BRONZ

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 10:04:08 PM »
Oh my! Where'd you say you picked that up?  :)
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Offline FlintNSteel

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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2018, 11:15:03 AM »
Brant Selb makes a striking Hawken.  I've drooled over his website many times.   Looks like you got a dandy!  :thumbs:

How about some more details on the barrel.  What length and is it tapered?  Does it have square or round bottom rifling and in what twist rate?

I missed out on one on ToTW consignment one time.  I usually check that out every day just to see what's listed and over time have picked up a couple, like the Brooks in my recent post here, that caught my attention.  Well, I missed checking it for a few days while on a hunting trip and when I checked next there was a Brant Selb Hawken in .54 (my favorite caliber) with all the hardware color case hardened, my LOP, and a 34" tapered barrel.  Exactly what I'd pick if I were to order one.  I'll bet it was sold the first day it hit their website.

Mike
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Re: Even Though I Shouldn't...I Did
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 11:51:02 PM »
That sure is a looker.  :thumbs: