The Ashley Hawken Part I

Fur traders on keelboat coming down the Missouri River (Courtesy of Steamboat Times). by Bob Woodfill The Ashley Hawken is J.& S. Hawken Serial #1–Or the first Hawken rifle built by both Jacob and Samuel Hawken in St. Louis, Missouri. The Ashley Hawken was built specifically for General William Henry Ashley, by Jacob and Samuel

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The Question of In-Lines

MUZZLELOADING AFIELD/Al Raychard-Maine We’re taking break from our normal hunting-related topic this month and addressing an issue that seems to have spawned some controversy within the NMLRA. A great deal has been said about in-lines in these pages recently, and as a supporter of the NMLRA, contributor to this magazine for nearly three...

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