rifles, and others like them, evolved from the German's Jaeger hunting
rifles and were a major rival of the British Brown Bess muskets during
the War of Independence. These were the rifles of the American colonies,
their light weight and accuracy made them ideal carry guns. They were
the most popular rifle of their time.
flintlock rifles have an adjustable front sight, casehardened
frame, patch box, blue octagonal barrel, polished brass
fitting and walnut stock.