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Colonial Weapons

The Evolution of Rifled Guns in Colonial America

The Evolution of Rifled Guns in Colonial America

12:30 p.m. – Guided Museum Tour with park volunteer, Bob McConnell.

1 p.m. – Throughout the 18th century, the “rifled gun” played a pivotal role in the settlement of Colonial America. From the early transitional era through the golden age, the American Longrifle served as a valued possession. These unique American masterpieces not only served as tools of survival, they perpetuated the idea of independence. Join us as we examine the evolution of the Longrifle and how it became the iconic symbol of the American Frontiersman.

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