Kentucky Rifle / Pennsylvania Rifle

Kentucky Rifle - A long-barreled, small calibre, flintlock or percussion, muzzle-loading rifle of the period ca 1750 - 1850. Usually stocked to the muzzle with maple and with a decorated patchbox in the right side of the butt. Something of a misnomer, as the form developed in Pennsylvania from the jaeger rifles imported there by immigrants from Germany. More properly called a Pennsylvania Rifle.




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