Design and development of Longrifles

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rich pierce

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Nov 27, 2004
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St. Louis, Mo
He’s sharing his ideas which are great for discussion. I agree with most of his analysis. Other bits, less so. He asserts: “I doubt that one percent of the Kentucky rifles made in the eighteenth century had sliding wooden patch box covers.” The only issue I have is it’s similar to saying that less than 1% of American cars in the 20th century had fins. It’s true, but the range of cars in the 20th century is immense, almost beyond comprehension, from the Model T to the Delorian. Same is true of rifles in the 18th century. There were times and piaces where wooden-patchbox rifles were common, comprising over half of what was being made.