The rifle was introduced into America by the Germans and Palatine Swiss, who began settling in Pennsylvania in 1683. Some of these settlers were gunmakers. The rifles which they first introduced were short, heavy, and had a bore of about an inch. The recoil was terrific, and they were very slow to load. The bare lead ball was driven down the bore by the blows of a mallet, and an iron ramrod. After the first shot, the bore became so fouled that it often required fifteen minutes to load again.....
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50+ Digitized out of print antique books about antique guns, rifles from the 19th and early 20th century. Distribution via download link.
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