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The Hawken Classic

April 29 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

Friday April 29, 2022 10am – 4pm
Saturday April 30, 2022 9am – 6pm
Sunday May 1, 2022 10am – 4pm

The Historic Daniel Boone Home – St. Charles County
1868 Highway F
Defiance, MO 63341

For more information visit: HAWKEN CLASSIC ANNOUNCEMENT — The NMLRA

Website: Hawken Classic – Gemmer Muzzleloading Gun Club (gemmermuzzleloadingclub.com)

Facebook Page: Hawken Classic | Facebook

The 200th anniversary of the Hawken rifle is the Summer of 2022.  The Hawken brothers are the first well-known sporting arms makers in the United States.  Jacob and Samuel Hawken built these rifles out of the St. Louis Hawken Shop from the 1820s to the 1850s.

The Hawken Classic is a celebration of the Hawken rifle’s contribution to American History, and the historic home of Daniel Boone near St. Louis, Missouri is a great location for our event.

Activities will include:

  • 1. Demonstration and Rendezvous camping in period-correct attire.

  • 2. Vendors—Including The Hawken Shop, Rice Barrels, and many more.

  • 3. Historic Displays and Knowledgeable Guest Speakers on the History of the Hawken Rifle

  • 4. Muzzleloader Shooting at steel targets.  Bring your muzzleloader and supplies.  All guns will be checked and tagged upon entry.

  • 5. Opportunity to shoot an original Hawken rifle owned by The Hawken Shop.

  • 6. See many period-correct guns, accoutrements and enjoy the living history.

  • The event will be free to the public. Discounted NMLRA memberships will be available.



April 29 @ 8:00 am
May 1 @ 5:00 pm

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