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Early Transitional Rifle

Early Transitional Rifle Early Transitional Rifle Early Transitional Rifle
Early Transitional Rifle Early Transitional Rifle Early Transitional Rifle
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The origins of the American Long Rifle go back to the Germanic people of Central Europe. They had refined the Round ball Rifle with improvements such as swamped barrels, double sett triggers, interior coned touch-holes for fast ignition, and well made locks. The most common Germanic Rifle is the Jaeger which in German means, Hunter or Sportsman. Most early Transitional guns including the Christian Springs Rifle have what is known as a stepped wrist. From this early form of the Long Rifle it evolved to the graceful American form it is today. This rifle features an early Germanic trigger guard that is heavily engraved with a Rocco Style much like the original and early Germanic raised carving. A Getz 43" swamped .60cal barrel, Altered lock to fit the time period, handmade ramrod pipes, side plate, double sett triggers, sights, and a one piece nose cap. This gun was lightly antiqued and is a mix of early Germanic and Moravian architecture and was a common style from 1730-1750.

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