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American long rifles

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American-made muzzleloading flintlock rifles manufactured, mainly in Pennsylvania, from the Revolution to the late 19th century, characterized by a long octagonal barrel, maple stock, brass fittings, and ornamental openwork mounts.

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rifles (long guns)

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plains rifles

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American long rifle


12yrs ago

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