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  •  I assumed that was supposed to be... (0+ / 0-)

    ...what is commonly called a "Kentucky Long Rifle" (though Wiki asserts the better term is Long Rifle). I had co-workers who engaged in Living History/War Reenactments and I heard them use "Kentucky Long Rifle" almost exclusively.

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    by Egalitare on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 11:31:35 AM PDT

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    •  asdf (0+ / 0-)
      The longrifle is an early example of a firearm using rifling, (spiral grooves in the bore). This gave the projectile, commonly a round lead ball, a spiraling motion, increasing the stability of the trajectory. A more stable trajectory meant dramatically improved accuracy over the more commonly available smooth bore muskets also used in the period.

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      by annieli on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 11:41:52 AM PDT

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