Green River Rifle Works GRRW Jim Bridger Commemorative Hawken .54 Cal Rifle

SOLD FOR: $2926

LSB#: 211006PA08

Make: Green River Rifle Works

Model: Bridgger Commemorative Hawken

Serial#: 39 of approximatley 75

Year of Manufacture: 1976-1977, ATF Antique

Caliber: .54 Caliber

Action Type: Percussion Double-Set Trigger Muzzle-Loader Rifle

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “S. Hawken St. Louis”. The bottom is marked “GRRW / ROOSEVELT, UTAH”, with a trade mark, and “BRIDGER COMMEMORATIVE / SER. NO. 39”. The bottom of the ramrod rib is marked “39” at the rear. The inside of the barrel inlet of the stock is marked “-39-“.

Barrel Length: 33 1/8”, Octagonal

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a brass blade dovetailed to the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a buckhorn style “V”-notch dovetailed to the rear end of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is one-piece wood featuring two brass ferrules which are integral to the barrel and a slot in the forend for holding a ramrod (none included), a lock-plate, straight wrist with finger-grooves integral to the bottom tang, Monte Carlo style comb and meal semi-crescent buttplate. The stock has some light handling marks but it lacks any notable defects. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13” from the front and 12” from the set triggers to the rear end of the buttplate. The buttplate has some light handling marks. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Brown

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp 7-groove rifling. There is infrequent minor erosion in the bore, mostly at the muzzle-end.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks, scuffs and nicks. Notably, the area around the nipple has some wear. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are serviceable. Overall, the rifle is in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this percussion rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: None. Please note, no ramrod is included with this rifle.

Our Assessment: This is a Bridger Commemorative Hawken rifle produced by the legendary Green River Rifle Works. Commission in 1976, the Montana Historical Socitety came to GRRW to produce an exact replica of Jim Bridger’s famous, and original Hawken rifle, made by the Hawken brothers. Bridger’s original Hawken-made rifle was brought to GRRW to use as a pattern for the rifles. While the MHS had originally planned a limited production of 1,500 rifles, priced at $1,200 each in 1976, they only received suficient orders for about 75 to be produced. This is serial number 39 of this quite limited production and the rifle remains in Fine condition, showing little sign of use. This should interest fans of GRRW, Jim Bridger, Hawken rifles, and muzzle loader enthusiasts in general. Good luck on your bid!

Green River Rifle Works GRRW Jim Bridger Commemorative Hawken .54 Cal Rifle
Green River Rifle Works GRRW Jim Bridger Commemorative Hawken .54 Cal Rifle