Replica 18TH Century Colonial Kentucky Flintlock Rifle
Rifle Replica by Denix
Hanging on Your
Wall or Use as a Prop Gun or Costume Accessory
Well, gone are the days
when Daniel Boone traipsed the Kentucky wilderness with his rifle. But as all of
our open spaces are turned into tarmac and concrete, you can look at this
replica over your mantel and think of what the landscape looked like when it was
wild and men carried Kentucky rifles like this replica for survival. This piece
replicates an original in size, weight, appearance, and function. However, parts
cannot be interchanged or the replica made to fire ammunition. Kentucky
flintlock rifle replica, 19th Century. 43 inches long.
History: In the United States, modifications to
small game rifles originally designed in Europe led to the long rifle
("Pennsylvania Rifle" or "Kentucky Rifle,") which due to their long barrels were
exceptionally accurate for their time, with an effective range of approximately
250 meters. Since Pennsylvania/Kentucky rifles were used primarily for hunting,
they tended to fire smaller caliber rounds, with calibers in the range of .32 to
.45 being common. This type of rifle was sometimes referred to as a "pea rifle"
since the round ball was approximately the same size as a pea.
Some flintlocks were rifled. The spiral grooves of
rifling make rifles more accurate and give a longer effective ranges – but on a
muzzle-loading firearm they take more time to load due to the tight-fitting
ball, and after repeated shots black powder tended to foul the barrels. Military
musketeers could not afford to take the time to clean their barrels in between
shots and the rifle's greater accuracy was unnecessary when tactics were based
on mass volleys. Most military flintlocks were therefore smoothbore. Rifled
flintlocks did see some military use by sharpshooters, skirmishers, and other
support units; but most rifled flintlocks were used for hunting.
Crafted by dedicated craftsmen at Denix in
Replica Gun has working mechanism
Authentic size and weight of actual gun
Replica makes a super prop gun
Replica guns are a great costume accessory!
Build an impressive gun collection!
Denix replica Old West guns are made of
quality wood and metal
Makes a unique decorator item and conversation
Non-firable and can not be altered to do so
If you should find a lower price for an identical
product on another U. S. website, we will match that price. Just provide the
exact url of the item. May not be combined with other offers.
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