Kentucky Rifle Replica
Most often associated with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, the muzzle loading long rifle was originally designed and built in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s by German immigrant gunsmiths. They could be made entirely by hand using hand-operated tools in a frontier setting and became more popular due to their longer effective range. Used for hunting and warfare, these rifles were on hand during the French and Indian War, American Indian Wars, the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Historians project that approximately 73,000 were built in varying barrel lengths. Sometime around 1820, the shorter version became known as the Kentucky Rifle and played an integral role in the continued western expansion.
This non-firing replica has a highly figured European hardwood stock, metal construction, falling block action and sight. Overall length is 39-3/4". A great display piece for cowboy action shooters, Civil War and Old West history buffs. Non-functioning. Weighs 7 lbs. 7 oz. Made in Spain.