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Old October 15, 2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Black Powder Rifle 50 Cal.

Thompson Center Arms 50 Cal, Hawken Cougar , I would say in Good but not Mint. What can you tell me about this Breech loaded gun, Value too would be nice.
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Old October 15, 2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Well, you have me going !!!
What in the world do you have?? You are saying that this is a breech loader as opposed to a M/L??
A wasted day for me, is a day that I don't learn something new. Kindly review and let me know what you have. I am familiar with most of the T.C. products but this is a new one for me. Not that you don't have one, but I have never heard of a T.C. Hawken Cougar that is a breech loader. However, I am familiar with a T.C. Cougar!! What do you think



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Old October 15, 2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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Thompson Center Arms 50 Cal, Hawken Cougar...What can you tell me about this Breech loaded gun

I can tell you it's not breech loaded.

The Hawken comes as a flint-lock or cap-lock. I THINK the "cougar" variety is cap-lock.

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Old October 15, 2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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The only paper cartridge breech loader I've fired was a Sharps reproduction. That was back in 1978 or 79 I don't think I've seen once since.
Most folks seem to go for either the muzzle loaders or the brass cartridge breech loaders.

That being said the Thompson Center black powder rifles are fine and dandy.
I don't know about a Cougar. The Hawken should be well made and straight forward.
Lots and lots of folks make variations on the Hawken.
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Old October 15, 2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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LOL opps :barf:

I am a goober it is a Muzzle Loader.

Sorry guys.
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Old October 16, 2008, 09:45 AM   #6
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OKAY!!
This is just a T.C. Hawken variant and have not seen one of these for some time now. Suspect that there are quite a few out there and were discontinued. The last one I saw was back in the late 80's. They were finished a little bit fancier than the standard Hawken model, in mostly white metal. I will have to dig into my old catalogs to see when they were active. As far as loading, it's the same as the standard model. Value is hard to state as the condition is unknown. Bore condition would dictate the value. This Cougar is just one of many variants that T.C. produced. Sadly, at some point I suspect that they will cease to produce any sidelocks. ...


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