Kentucky Short Rifle


Type: Rifled Muzzleloader

Nations: British American Colonies, United States, Native American Tribes

Branch: Armed Forces, Militia

Time Period: 1700s- 1950s

Conflicts: French Indian Wars, American Indian Wars, American Revolutionary War, War of 1812, American Civil War

Other Names: Kentucky Rifle, Pennsylvania Rifle, Long Rifle

Caliber: .25 to .68 caliber

Facts: An early rifled firearm meaning groves are cut into the barrel to twist the bullet before exiting the muzzle to increase stability and accuracy of the bullet.