- May 15, 2011
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- North Central Connecticut
I guess that is the BIG question.Hi,
There are no clearly identifiable rifles from PA from the 1750s, although there are some good possibilities, so upon what is a 1750s Virginia style rifle based?
Overall, I'm curious, not skeptically, just curious due to my own lack of knowledge, on what are any 1750's rifles based? Where did these early rifles come from? We have reports of rifle use in the F.&I. but no solid "clearly identifiable rifles from PA," which is supposed to be the birthplace of the American rifle. Imports? I feel like everything I read gives the impression that early trade guns were smoothbore and imported rifles were for those on the high end of the economic scale, and still rare at that.