What more needs to be said? Those hallowed words represent the highest development of the round ball hunting rifle in America through the mid-1860's. Even today, not much has changed; for the man who seeks a muzzleloading rifle for target, hunting big game, or just pride of ownership, it is hard to beat a traditional handmade Hawken style rifle.

I humbly submit the rifles I make today using the time tested designs of the Hawken brothers, the finest available muzzle-loading barrels, locks, triggers, wood, and furniture when blended with 100 plus hours of dedicated, skilled hand labor are each the equal of the originals. My rifles are built to be used, hunted with, admired, and, God willing, to become an heirloom in their own right. Please enjoy my web site and the Hawken-style rifles I offer.


W.B. Selb
Gun Builder