Details of five Pennsylvania Long Rifles.
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A color picture of five rifles, at carrying angles to highlight different sections of the Pennsylvania Rifle.

Credit: ©Jerry Millevoi Photography,

Pennsylvania Long Rifles frequently customized by their owners; with many Indians favoring such enhancements as brass tacks for decoration. With or without added adornment, long rifles could be extremely accurate. During the 1778 Shawnee-British siege of Boonesbourgh, Kentucky, Pennsylvanian Daniel Boone killed a British officer with a bullet to the forehead at 250 yards.

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