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AMERICAN PENNSYLVANIA LONG RIFLE

AMERICAN PENNSYLVANIA LONG RIFLE

One of a half-dozen surviving rifles made by the senior John Moll, born 1748 and died 1794, this shoulder arm was carried by enlisted riflemen during the Revolutionary War. Many were used at Saratoga, New York, in 1777 and at Kings Mountain, South Carolina in 1780. It also served the rifleman's need in civilian life as an accurate weapon for the pursuit of game for his dinner table.

Circa 1770-1776
John Moll I, Northampton (Allentown), Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Overall length: 59 1/2 inches

Classification: Weaponry and Ammunition
Physical Location: South Gallery
Date Added to Virtual Museum: Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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