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    That is not an assault musket, no pistol grip.


    Sniper musket with improved hand-to-hand capabilities ?


    IT has a pistol grip. Right there on the end of the stock.


    Not even muskets. Both are clearly Pennsylvania rifles.

    Member Pennsylvania long rifles were being designed and built by German craftsman in Pennsylvania. After the French and Indian War brought new lands to the attention of the frontiersmen, the uniquely American long-range rifles were carried into the frontier (at that time Kentucky) by the long hunters, trappers and explorers. Col George Hanger, a British officer, became very interested in the American rifle after he witnessed his bugler’s horse shot out from under him at a distance, which he measured several times himself, of”full 400 yards”, and he learned all he could of the weapon. He writes: “I have… Read more »


    According to historian Henry Kauffman, prior to the introduction of the Pennsylvania Long Rifle, most firearms found in North America were smooth-bored muskets with short barrels. While these firearms were relatively effective for their time, they were difficult to reload and their smooth bores resulted in very low accuracy. Then, in the early 1700s, Martin Mylin, a German immigrant to Lancaster County, produced the first of what would come to be called Pennsylvania Long Rifles. While there is some debate over whether or not Mylin was the actual inventor of the Pennsylvania Long Rifle, according to a survey of Mylin’s… Read more »


    Nice Tolstoy.

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