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Help w/rifle ID

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by D.W. Drang, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. D.W. Drang

    D.W. Drang Member

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    AS I mentioned in a thread over in Revolvers, a friend recently passed away :( and I have been deputed to deal with his gun collection. Among other items there is a .50 caliber hawken-style rifle with a manufacturer's mark I don't recognize: A block capital letter "I" in a square. Anyone recognize this? Any idea as to value?
    TIA.
     
  2. Dave Markowitz

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    POSSIBLY made by Investarms in Italy. They make the Lyman Great Plains Rifle and Trade Rifle. Does it look at all like a trade rifle? I forget who, but another importer brings in a "Hawken" that basically looks like a LTR but with a round brass capbox on the stock. It's made by Investarms.
     
  3. Gerald McDonald

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    Ithaca used to import a Hawken, but I'm leanen towards Investarm also as I do remember they also sold under their own name.
    Gerald
     
  4. firestar

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    I bet it is Investarms. I have one in .45cal that sounds like this. Investarms made the Hawken for the Cabelas catalogs. They cost $199.00 new but they are made very well.

    Do your markings look like this:
     

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    Investarms it is! Thanks, gang! :)
     
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