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Kentucky Long Rifle ~ Few guns get the patriotic juices flowing better than the Kentucky Long Rifle, which was used widely by militiamen in the Revolutionary War. The rifles had exceptionally long barrels, which increased muzzle velocity and accuracy. Before the war, The Kentucky rifle was a popular gun among hunters and frontiersman. Even though the guns were not made in Kentucky, Kentucky rifleman were known for their deadly marksmanship, earning the gun its name

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The Kentucky Long rifle. made possible the settlement of a continent; and ultimately Freed our country of foreign domination.

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Daniel Boone's leather hunting shirt, Kentucky long rifle and tomahawk are among the Filson Club's treasures. April 1 1985

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