English Hunting Rifle

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Rifles of this style were typical in England for the hunting of big game. In England as well as in the rest of Europe, hunting was a sport of the landed gentry. The game was owned by the land owner and poaching was often punishable by death if caught. Few English hunting rifles ever made it to America in comparison to the German 'jager' rifles. Many more German gunsmiths immigrated to the colonies due to religious reasons than English gunsmiths.


This rifle is a typical English rifle. It is stocked in maple as some English guns were at that time. Wood was getting scarce in England so lumber from America was imported in large quantities. It has a 38" barrel in .54 caliber.







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