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Blast from the Past: Shooting the Hawken Plains Black Powder Rifle [VIDEO]

Firearms legacy is part of our American history.

The Hawken Great Plains rifle was along for the ride in covered wagons and wielded by numerous pioneers.

Watch as Hickok45 fires a great replica of this iconic early Americana black powder rifle.

The Lyman Hawken Great Plains rifle is a great watermelon killer in the hands of Hickok45.

Firing this .54 caliber black powder rifle takes us back to a time of covered wagons, new American pioneers and log cabins. We can imagine the hands of great mountain men of years past grasping this remarkable big bore rifle as they explored the wilds.

Shooting this rifle brings history to life in a cloud of white smoke.

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Blast from the Past: Shooting the Hawken Plains Black Powder Rifle [VIDEO]