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American Long Rifle
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

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

Physical Description

American long rifle, .54 caliber with wooden patchbox.

Specific History

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.


Keywords

Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
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