Martin Hagn was born in Munich, Germany in 1943. From age 7 to 14 Martin attended public school. Subsequently, he attended the Gunmaker School in Ferlach, Austria from age fourteen to nineteen. In Ferlach, he completed four years of gunmaking training and one year of stockmaking. Upon graduation from the Gunmaker’s School, Martin worked for Griffin & Howe in New York, where he stayed until 1966. After leaving Griffin & Howe, Martin worked for Howard's Gun Shop in Alaska. After returning to Germany in the spring of 1967 Martin worked for Kettner Company in Cologne, Krieghoff in Ulm and Oberhammer in Cologne, to gain more experience. In 1969 Martin achieved his Masters degree in Gunmaking in Munich.
From 1970 to 1985 Martin operated his own shop in Germany where he focused on building the Hagn Single Shot rifle of his own design for which he is now well known. He also made stocks for Hartmann & Weiss in Hamburg and custom fitted stocks for Olympic Gold Medalist Conrad Wirnhier.
In 1985, Martin moved to Canada and has been building custom rifles for customers world wide ever since. While Martin specializes in his patented single shot in four frame sizes (see below for more information on the action), he also builds custom rifles based on Mauser actions and does custom stock work.
In 1986, he joined the American Custom Gunmaker Guild and is also a member of the German Master Gunmaker Guild.
"Reliable, strong and attractive"
"The immensely strong Hagn falling block action is available in Mini, small, medium and large and can handle any hunting cartridge, up to and including the .700 Nitro Express. It uses coil springs throughout and incorporates a huge breech block machined from a steel billet that is tapered to precisely fit the bottom of the receiver. When the action is closed, everything fits flush and only fine lines on the bottom of the receiver indicate where the action opens. Internally, it is a marvel of strength and simplicity. The Hagn action is assembled without visible pins or screws,"
MINI ACTION 1.25 lbs
SMALL ACTION 2 lbs
MEDIUM ACTION 2.5 lbs
LARGE ACTION 4 lbs
HAGN FALLING BLOCK
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RIFLES & CUSTOM RIFLE ADD ONS
HAGN SINGLESHOT FALLING BLOCK RIFLE
The action is colour casehardened, round barrel with express style sights, rear solid and front leaf folding. The center lines are inlaid in gold, Barrel is rust blued with makers name and caliber engraved. The two gold bands on barrel breach enhance the look. Classic style stock with German cheek piece and shadow line, Ebony forend tip and a steel grip cap. Pointed or flat top checkering on forend and pistol grip . The stock is made of high grade Turkish Walnut.
BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Built on a model 98 Mauser Action . Round barrel with express style open sights, band type sight ramp and sling swivel . Stock with oval German cheek piece, ebony forend tip and steel grip cap. Wrap around checkering on forend and pistol grip. The action is color case hardened, barrel rust blued with makers name and caliber engraved. Two gold bands on barrel breach. The stock is made of high grade Turkish walnut .
HAGN FALLINGBLOCK RIFLE - TAKE DOWN
With interrupted ACME Thread. This rifle includes the same as the above Hagn single shot. Opening rotation 60 degrees.
HAGN FALLINGBLOCK MINI RIFLE
HAGN FALLING BLOCK ACTION
Mini action fully finished in the white.
Suitable for calibers 22 Hornet; .222 Rem; .223 Rem.
Small action fully finished in the white.
Suitable for calibers up to 7mm Mag.
Medium action fully finished in the white.
Suitable for calibers up to 416 Rem. Mag.
Large action fully finished in the white.
Suitable for calibers up to 600 Nitro
CUSTOM BARREL FOR ACTION ONLY
With integral quarter rib and front sight ramp. Complete with sights and sling swivel installed on action/rifle.
BARREL ROUND WITH QUARTER RIB
Complete with open sights, rear standing and one folding. Barrel band with sling swivel and band type front sight ramp
INSTALLATION OF BARREL SUPPLIED BY CUSTOMER
BUTT PLATE CHECKERED IN
SKELETON BUTT PLATE
FOREND HANGER SYSTEM
INITIAL PLATE- GOLD OVAL
PISTOL GRIP TRAP DOOR
SCOPE MOUNT- TALLEY
Installed on barrel
On octagonal barrels, bases are milled into integral
quarter rib. On round barrels, bases are milled into then screwed and soldered onto quarter rib. Scope rings
lapped in line.
GERMAN CLAW MOUNT
RECKNAGEL PIVOT BRIDGE MOUNT
LOWER TANG EXTENSION
TRADEMARK "HAGN" LOGO
in gold on top of action
with exhibition grade Turkish walnut
from $1,300 USD
from $900 USD
$550- $1,500 USD
P.O. BOX 444
Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H9