The Kentucky Rifle

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don hepler

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Thanks for the post, very interesting, especially since I live in the area, where most of these rifles were built. One rifle, in particular was said to have been built in Covington, Va., very close to where I was born and raised. And, there are some very talented gun makers,in this area, that are still building some very nice rifles, of which, some are as much a working tool, while others are art. The builders, hold on to tradition, and offer rifles that suits the style, that they or a customer likes. They are all, "Art", to me.
 

wulf

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Excellent....Thank you very much for your work and interest.....
Wulf
 

54ball

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I Like the article for all the photographs of the fine old rifles.
In my humble opinion though, some of "theory and conjecture" is outdated and flawed. For instance the plain iron rifles were "base models" nonsense.
The authors have their time periods mixed up, maybe they were trying to be too simplistic. Like most today, I think they do not have a proper understanding of Colonial era trades and what was expected in basic workmanship.
 

shawn_c992001

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That is quite an intriguing rifle. I am very familiar with the area, I grew up just across the border in Pocahontas county WV.
 
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