American Long Rifle
Date: about 1760
Catalog #: 1979.0516.01 Accession #: 1979.0516
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 8" H x 60" W x 2.5" D
American long rifle, .54 caliber with wooden patchbox.
This early example of the American long rifle reflects its Germanic origins. It has a wooden patchbox for storing patches to load and clean with; a flared muzzle and thick shoulder stock which are like that of the German Jaeger rifle.
Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)