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11-24-16 NOTICE:  Doc’s email “doc@whitemuzzleloading.com” is now up again. You can  use ‘docwhite@stratanet.com’ if you need to contact him and doc@whitemuzzleloading won’t work.










#H-031  Green River Rifle Works HAWKEN, 54 caliber, marked  with serial # H-031, first year of production.  Can’t see  maker’s  mark at this time. In due time, there will be a better collection of photos. The rifle is FOR SALE,  best bid takes it home.  The original owner , who ordered it at the very first Bridger Rendezvous in 1972,  left for the Big Hunting Grounds in the Sky recently, his widow is reluctantly putting the rifle on the blanket.  Be generous and get her a good price. You can see it’s been kept in great shape. 

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The barrel is  a one inch diameter octagon Douglas with 1-66 inch twist.  The  slim key surrounds are typical of early GRRW  Hawkens with the thicker key used at that time.

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The cheekpeice is the usual beavertail, the buttplate narrow, the ferrules  3/8th inch ID  and plain as was usual with early GRRW production.

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The  sidelock piece lacks the taper towards the front that is found on later rifles, the nose-cap is pewter, both features of early GRRW Hawkens.

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All the furniture is browned. This was done by the old time slow rust method in a ‘wet room’ with GRRW brown, a sure fire poison if you drank it. The front sight is low and all brass. Later sights had copper or brass bases with German silver blades.  The ramrod is likely a replacement. 

#1235 – New Custom  G-Series  Rifle by DOC,  tapered  .451  caliber  26 inch long  barrel by Kelley with 1-20 twist, shallow grooves for DOC’s famous  long, fast loading  bullets. The action has been  modified  with a big recoil lug, Timney trigger and Weaver scope bases installed.  Stock is strong, tough maple with an inch thick recoil pad, the new one by Remington  and  sling swivels. Ramrod is double brass ended Delrin with cleaning jag,  all parts new old stored parts by White. The steel is finished with  tough black Dura-Coat, the maple is an  attractive  lightly pebbled  black metallic.  Stainless steel trigger guard.



Note: there are no open sights since most hunters nowadays put on a scope anyway.  Open sights are available at extra cost.  I need to move this gun, so here’s the deal:  I want $600 for the rifle. You buy it and I will pay the S&H, (CONUS only)  throw in a set of Weaver forward scope rings and 20 each  360 grain .451 bullets. If you want more bullets, $4 per tube of 10,  limit 1000 bullets,  this buy only.

#818-  Custom Rifle by Doc with G-series Whitetail action modified with big square recoil lug, Criterion 504 caliber  22″ taper barrel, 1-14 twist,  shallow grooves, same as  that used on the White M97,  Marble adjustable open rear ramp sight with red fiber-optik front, Timney trigger, Delrin ramrod with cleaning jag,  Weaver scope bases and Weaver forward 1″ scope rings. The stock is lovely tiger maple finished with pebbled clear epoxy.   SORRY SOLD


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The front and rear sights and the peep can be adjusted separately. The scope mounts stay on the rifle with the peep, which has been carefully modified to accomadate both, but the peep slide will have to be removed to mount a scope.

So this one is sold, but you can have one like it. Just get in touch with Doc at doc@whitemuzzleloading.com. they are real shooters with the Criterion barrel and Doc-designed bullets. Two  inch  groups at 100 yards are common.

XXXX-I’ve designated this one XXXX because that’s what’s on the action in place of a serial number.  This is a brand new G-Series Whitetail rifle with an XXXX marked  G-Series  action, a 26 inch tapered .451 barrel with shallow grooves and 1-20 twist by Kelly, new but old stored parts and a new tough black metallic finished maple stock designed  by DOC.    I would like  $700 for it but feel free to make an offer.  I’ll even throw in a set of Weaver forward scope mounts and 20 each  360 grain .450 White brand slip-fit enhanced lead  bullets with it. They are very accurate. More bullets are $4  per tube of ten, limit 1000 bullets, this buy only.  Hell, I’ll even throw in the shipping. (CONUS only)


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The rifle, which is essentially a Doc-marked White Whitetail, is equipped with a Bold adjustable trigger, Marble adjustable ramp front and rear sights, sling swivels, Delrin brass  double ended ramrod with cleaning jag and Weaver scope bases.


The recoil pad is an inch thick and is the new elasto-polymer by Remington. It really soaks up recoil. The rifle is bedded and accurized by DOC. Guaranteed as usual or $ back. I  will  seriously  consider  offers. My email is doc@whitemuzzleloading.com. I look at it every day. 

#754- H&R produced a single shot muzzleloading shotgun about 20 years ago. There’s not many around. It is basically a 12 gauge break open single shot but with a 209 POP-OUT breechplug. makes it really easy to clean.


Pop open the action and you’ll find a place for a 209 primer where  you usually put a shotshell. Load it from the muzzle just like any muzzleloading shotgun. 


The gun has been embellished with a Ruger recoil pad, pull is now  13.75 inches, a front barrel band with sling button, a rear sling button, a re-finish job with Brownell’s water-proof Acra-Wood and a Colonial hand reamed DOC -designed Super-Turkey .660 choke capable of 90%+ first shot patterns.  And it carries easy, weighs 6 lbs, pretty light for a 12 ga.,  so you will appreciate  the recoil pad.

hr-shotgun-chokebrlband Sling swivels fore and aft so you can carry it over a shoulder

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I want $300 for it, it’s worth every penny. Get in touch with me at doc@whitemuzzleloading. It’s ready to ship and I will send a few of the special plastic shot collars that load through that tight .660 choke.

#816 Early Snapphaunce rifle, modeled after the snaphaunce musket brought over by John Forbes perhaps on the Mayflower. If you want a really early rifle, this is it. The Forbes gun was made probably about 1590-1610.   FOR SALE-  BEST OFFER  POR OBO


The barrel is a Colerain, 50 caliber swamped, 38 inches long, the lock manufactured by Doc from a kit supplied by the Rifle Shoppe. The stock is plain walnut,  commonly used early on. There is no figure but the wood is lovely with solid, tight grain, oil finished. I know that it looks clumsy, but it has the same basic lines as a  Browning Citori shotgun. It throws up to the shoulder a lot better  than you would think, the trigger is soft and fully controllable and it sparks nicely. Locktime is far faster than you would think.  I quite like it.

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The snaphaunce was an early flintlock, featuring the horizontal sear of the even earlier wheelock, an open frizzen which requires a pan cover and a mechanism to open it on fall of the hammer plus a big spring to actuate all the moving parts. Sounds clumsy and complicated and it was, compared to the later true flintlock with vertical sear and combination frizzen and pan cover. But many were imported into the New World during the 1600’s and early 1700’s. They were the best there was at the time.

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White TOMINATOR muzzleloading shotgun. Brand new with new old stored Ray Eye signature barrel, black painted hard maple DOC-designed  stock, steel trigger guard, Timney adjustable rifle trigger with side safety, Delrin ramrod with double brass ends, screw in Hastings II full choke, (other sizes available at extra cost), inch thick recoil pad,  14 inch pull, weight about 6.5 lbs.


This shotgun has a straight rifled barrel, like the most expensive trap guns. If you follow DOC’s instructions and use the components he recommends, 90% or better first shot patterns are achievable. Turkeys die at 50 yards, field proven.


Price $600 plus S&H, usually about $30-40 anywhere in CONUS.  



#672- Wheelock by Zelner, made in the 16th century in Austria,  I have had the lock for 35 years, I had intended to stock a rifle using it, but I doubt that I have the skill to justify the effort. It’s probably worth more by itself than it is in a restocked rifle. It really belongs in a museum. I guess it’s for sale.  POR

This original lock is by Caspar Zelner, one of a family who made guns in Austria in the 1500’s.  The lock dates from probably the late part of that century. He was a well known maker. It has stimulated me to build several wheel-locks. I finally found a lock kit that resembles it. See project #715 at the bottom of’custom traditional’.

789-  This gun was stunted from birth,  the buttstock was cracked and the fore-end crooked , so I amputated to save its life and it became a Blanket Gun. Made me feel like a Civil war surgeon. It sports all the usual  features of a NorthWest gun in 20 bore, except no buttplate or ramrod pipes. The Indians may have hidden these guns under blankets but they were more often used horseback like a heavy dragoon pistol, one shot then it became a club. I  applied  a few tacks to Indian it up some, and it grew some beads and feathers, too. The barrel illustrated is the back end of the real thing. Try a .600 caliber ball and about 80 grains Black. It will brighten  up your night.


The barrel was custom made by Kelley, about 14″ long, tapered and banded. The lock is an English Trade lock by Davis, the trigger is meant to be pulled with two fingers, just like your Indian buddy  pulls a bowstring.

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NorthWest guns came with all kinds of finishes, blued, browned, painted, whatever the client ordered. I have left this one in the white, which was also a frequent finish. The buyer may choose what he wants: blue, brown or bright and in any combination. Case coloring is extra. I have to send it out.

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The gun has a stainless counter-bored touch-hole liner for quick ignition. The barrel is smooth-bore, of course. It has never been fired, not even a scratch on the frizzen.


Make me an offer I can’t refuse. POR OBO


#823- A reproduction of my ‘Favorite’ Hawken.  Done as original as I can get it, with case hardened and antique  rust blued furniture. See my article on ‘the Traditional Hawken”. This the GRRW Collector’s Ass’n H-1 Hawken


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Sorry, but it’s already SOLD. If you want one like it, get in touch with DOC at doc@whitemuzzleloading.com.

#728 Kings German Legion (KGL) Rifle-

Here comes a Kings German Legion Rifle, used by George’s personal regiment of mounted troops, known to be extremely professional and effective in the Napoleonic conflicts. This short rifle has a 62 caliber, swamped octagon 28.5″ barrel mounted in a Long Land style fullstock, which means it looks  a lot like a short Brown Bess with a Baker style flintlock and  iron ramrod. There was no bayonet or sling swivel. The rifle was carried in a boot. The walnut is elegant, as were many of the originals, the King personally picking up the bill for accutrements. This fine rifle is now at Track of the Wolf. GoTo their website, trackofthewolf.com, click on guns and then flintlock guns. Their photos are bright and beautiful. Deal with them if you want to buy it.


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The lock and  tang are  beautifully  case hardened in colour.  The walnut is especially colorful as well.  Only the best for the King’s personal troops.

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The KGL Rifle looks  a lot like the earlier ‘ American’  rifle, used by the Brits in our Revolution. The KGL  cavalry was among the first to use horses for fast transportation, then dismounting to fight on foot. The rifle gave them the advantage of accuracy at a distance.


This will make a terrific hunting rifle. It’s short and handy, throws a big ball for big game, has an iron ramrod, double leaf rear sights and broad butt to reduce felt recoil. It’s a hard to beat combination.


#773- In-line  bullseye target pistol by DOC, Alex Hamilton percussion action and trigger , Rayl .50 caliber fast twist barrel for patch and round ball, sports palm, finger and thumb rest, fully adjustable rear sight and target front plus an adjustable under-grip to lock the hand in place. FOR SALE $300 OR BEST OFFER

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Note the thumb rest on the left grip and the finger tip slots. The under-grip is adjustable. The trigger pull is light and can be adjusted to your needs.

The pull cock at the rear cocks the action. Best lTargetPistolFullRightoad so far 20 grains of 3F Black, a ticking patch and a .490 ball. It is far more accurate than I can hold it.

The wood got a coat of grey-black Dura-coat. The barrel and action are forest green. Trigger pull is very light. It’s a great bulls-eye shooter.

#802- A Doc-designed MK-6 all grown up, the sixth   iteration of my Kashlinikov-like muzzleloader, in .504 caliber  with the barrel underneath the ramrod and the action apparently  upside down. It’s ugly as Hell, but very effective and ergonomic.   Make me an offer I can’t refuse. OBO


It carries a red/green dot one power scope, legal in most Western states for deer and elk. Caliber is .504 with fast 1-24 twist and shallow grooves for 50 caliber saboted bullets and Doc’s heavy elongated slip-fit .5035 bullets, up to 600 gr. in this caliber.  Brand New.  Never Fired.


This MK has a White nipple-breechplug for #11 cap. A 209 conversion kit can be ordered from ‘whiterifles.com.’

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 MK5CloseActionFired   Here the hammer  handle  is in the fired position, with the hammer forward.

I had to invent the trigger group. The trigger pull is adjustable and set at 3 lbs which is about as low as you go on a hunting rifle.. It should be obvious that this is an upside-down stainless steel White M97 Whitetail Hunter action and barrel. Both are new old-stored stock. . The only thing different is the trigger group and the conformation of the stock. The cocking handle  acts as a very secure safety. Pull it back and DOWN for ‘safe’, shown left above, and and pull it UP for ‘fire’, shown above.

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Recoil is relatively mild and very straight back because of the stock shape. The muzzle does not climb much at all.  It’s ugly but handles amazingly well and always gets lots of attention.  FOR SALE $500 OBO Make me an offer I can’t refuse.

#601 Remington Rolling Block Black Powder action re-barreled to 50-110 by DOC, Barrel is by Douglas, never fired, round, 1 1/8th inch diameter and 30 inches long. Buttstock is maple by Treebone, the temporary fore-end is a chunk of plain walnut, it will eventually be replaced with matching maple. Pull is 14 inches. Weighs about 10 lbs. The bore is beautiful, never fired, and it should be an excellent shooter. It was meant to end up sporting a tang mounted ladder rear sight and globe front which are NOT included in the current price. FFL not needed. For sale as is without sights or finish. You finish it now and save a lot of money.  It is cheap because the extractor is not fitted. You fit it and you can have it for a measly #700  OBO.






260- French dueling pistol in 50 caliber with multi-groove barrel, second of a set of two, marked #2 in gold on tang,  (don’t know where the first one is) quite accurate with 20 grains ffg and .490 ball and thin patch , single set trigger fires set or unset, , beautiful swirl Damascus twist barrel in excellent shape. Boxed. I have won matches with this one—————-$1500  OBO

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#661- 8 bore double ‘smoothbore  rifle’, that’s 83 caliber, in a beautiful, close-grained, very solid walnut stock, meant to shoot a 2 oz. patched ball at truly big stuff, like rhino and elephant. Barrels are 24 inches long, side by side, regulated to group at 25 yards with up to 300 grains black powder. Weight came out at about 12+ lbs. Should be a grand back up gun. I even bought a Led-Sled just so I could regulate this one. POR OBO

And this is what we end up with, a symphony of blue, brown and silver fit for any elephant in the world, think of the music it will play in the jungle.
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The African hunter Selous talks about using such guns as this at 10-15 yards on elephant, of course with a back up gun or two and a loader at his elbow for each. He carried coarse powder loose in a bag over one shoulder and hardened balls in another over the other shoulder, loading powder ‘by the handful’. Only the first shot was patched. Any load after the first was bare ball for speed. He took pride in putting down a half dozen of the big gray brutes in a flurry of shooting, then going on to another herd. And all this for just the ivory. He made a fortune doing it. Think of all the adventure! think of all the risk!. Think of all the hard work. Ugh. FOR SALE  THINK $5000  POR OBO

Elegant Bridger Hawken rifles like this one are available on custom order from DOC.  Inquire at doc@whitemuzzleloading.com.


#804= Early side by side combo rifle-shotgun, conformation of locks looks almost like it was converted from flintlock. That or was a transitional arm come into being just as the new percussion principle was adapted into the market around 1815.  There is a 12 bore shotgun barrel on the right  and a .500 caliber fast twist shallow groove rifle barrel on the left. The barrels are symmetrical, the 12 bore barrel is fitted with a Colonial brand inter-changable choke, the rifle barrel has a fast 1-28 twist and shallow grooves for shooting heavy elongated slip-fit bullets or sabots. FOR SALE   POR   OBO

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There are side by side double percussion locks, hooked breeches, double triggers, all iron furniture except a trace of silver here and there. Both barrels are regulated  to hit into the same group at 50 yards with bullet in the rifle barrel or patched round ball in the smoothbore barrel.. I used 100 grains of black powder in both barrels with all trial loads. The patched .715 ball grouped into about three-four inches at 50 yards. The saboted 300 grain bullet from the fast 1-28 twist shallow groove rifle barrel went into half that. (Please remember that my eyes are 80 years along). A 1 7/8ths   ounce load of #6 shot in a tapered shotcup shot a 70% pattern with a Colonial Full choke tube, and shot a 90% pattern with my .665   Super Turkey tube. (which is available at extra cost)
The combo double is ready for whitetail or turkey or both. It  weighs about 9 lbs but like most doubles it handles quite well, balance is excellent.

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The front trigger fires the right sided smoothbore barrel which is equipped with a Colonial brand inter-changable choke. The rear trigger fires the left sided rifle barrel. Because of the right-left geometry of the trigger group, the left trigger is softer than the right, making the rifle trigger easier to trip and  more accurate.
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White Super 2000 lube for bullets and barrel. I have a case of this superior lube left. It’s great stuff for White bullets and sabots, or for that matter, any muzzleloading bullet or sabot. $10 per can, enough for hundreds of bullets, plus $3 S&H if ordered alone. (I can ship it in a small padded envelope.)


I ran into a case of White SuperSlugs in 410 caliber, 40o grain, sized and lubed at .412 caliber so they are almost slip fit. White Systems sold these slightly oversize bullets for serious target shooting. The .410 rifles were always the most accurate, the 400 gr bullets had the best BC in the business and were match winners in .412, even though they were a little harder to load. $10 per 20 plus S&H. Some think the gold labels are collectors items.

superslug-412gr400goldlabelI have 6 pacs left.  SPOKEN FOR

CUSTOM BISON-  I lucked into some new old stored White  .504 barrel blanks by Criterion, bought  when White Systems went under. They are 20 years old but in perfect condition. Criterion made the best barrels White ever used. 


Pictured above is  a new Custom Bison , the bull  barrel trimmed to one inch diameter, 24+  inches long,  (the originals had a 20 inch barrel) , 504 caliber, with  a new Doc-designed  custom stock in tough maple, designed specifically for use with a scope.  Old stored original Bison  parts   complete the action. The trigger is  by  Timney, same as on a Mauser bolt rifle, adjustable for weight of pull. The  rifle is supplied with Weaver  scope bases.  Dovetailed  leaf adjustable open  rear  and brass bead  front  sights are optionally available at extra cost. The rifle comes  with a black matte  Dura-Coat finish on  the barreled action and black  metallic paint on the  stock.


The photos shows a finished  Bison  without  sling swivels but with  Weaver scope mounts and front and rear sights.  The basic charge for the rifle without the  sights but with the scope bases  is  $600.   These rifles are super accurate, functionally elegant,  ergonomic and  worth every penny.  


NOTE: The rifle illustrated above  is custom.  You can have one like it on custom order.  Since the rifle is custom,  on any future order you can have:

any barrel length you want shorter than 25 inches;

any color Dura-coat you want, even pink for your lady;  

any length pull shorter than 14 inches;

dovetailed front and rear open sights- either an adjustable  folding leaf or a long spring adjustable rear sight;  either a brass  or red bead front sight; 

a rear mounted Lyman 57A totally adjustable  peep,  all at extra cost.

I keep Weaver forward  mounted 1″ scope rings on hand. too. $25 a set, as well as the Weaver scope mounts  and  dovetailed rear and front open sights mentioned above. (you will need forward scope mounts  because of the short receiver length on the Bison) The old Warne steel mounts are no longer available but their QD rings are.) Order the rifle you want by emailing DOC at doc@whitemuzzleloading.com  

Custom Whitetail 504 caliber rifles by DOC

You are seeing a grown up  custom  Whitetail  rifle in 451 or.504 caliber  with a new (but old stored) tapered Criterion barrel ( best and most accurate barrel White ever used) and a new DOC- designed tough maple stock. The barrel is 1.10″ at breech, .840″ at muzzle and nearly 25″ long. This is the same barrel as on a White Whitetail Hunter. The finished rifle sports  a Timney  adjustable trigger with trigger safety on the right. A second safety is built into the pull-cock, just snap it up into the lock notch for super double  safety. The rifle comes with  Weaver scope bases plus  new old stored original Whitetail  internal action parts. The finish is  black matte DuraCoat on the metal and black metallic paint on the wood. 


This is essentially the same rifle as the Custom  Bison rifle  illustrated above, but with  a tapered  .504 Criterion barrel.  All the custom features described for the Bison above  as are also available for this taper barrel rifle, except the  front and rear barrel sights , which  screw on  and not dovetailed as on the Bison. The tapered barrel is more expensive to manufacture so the price for this rifle as shown,  ready to mount a scope and shoot is $700.  


 Custom Whitetail rifles will be normally supplied with Weaver bases for scope but without open sights, since most modern shooters mount a scope. Williams or Marble adjustable ramp rear and bead front sights are available as an extra cost option, as are any other rear or front sight of your choice.

buckbuster45-360plasticpac llustrated here  are  old, but new stored,  360 grain all lead slip-fit bullets for .451 size barrels. They are sized at .450 and are designed to shoot  in all White brand .451 barrels and in all other brands .45 caliber  barrels as well. I am out of the original plastic packs but have hundreds of the SuperKeepers with 10 bullets each.

This bullet is a terrific game bullet, not only in 45 caliber rifles but also for 50 caliber rifles shooting  sabots for 450 caliber bullets.  The 360 brain bullet is perfect for high velocity sabot shooting rifles. I like the Harvester ribbed sabot in 50 cal for 45 cal bullets with 100 grains 209 Blackhorn for about 1700 fps and terrific knock down. The bullet is soft lead with 2% tin and mushrooms beautifully.

Price $5 per SuperKeeper of 10 bullets or $50 per 10 packs (100 bullets)plus S&H, USPS Priority, at actual cost. E-mail doc@whitemuzzleloading.com to order. Discounts available for large orders.


GRRW pistol barrels, 45 caliber, fast 1-20 twist, deep rifled for patched round ball, 15/16″  diameter, just right for  a Hawken pistol, which is what they were originally made for.

pistol-barrels-45-calNo, that’s not corrosion on the barrels, just grease. Bores are brand new. The long 12″ one is breeched  3/4 x 16 but not crowned, the  other shorter 10″  barrels are neither breeched or crowned, so they are cheap.  I would like $60 for the long barrel, $50 or the shorter ones but I will look hard at offers.  If they hang around too long, they will probably turn into pistols. It’s magic how that happens.