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American Long Rifle, circa 1810

Beck, Christian1785/1835

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

The Pennsylvania or Kentucky Long Rifle was developed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the early 1700s; it evolved from a short German hunting rifle. It was famous for its long range and accuracy. This well-crafted Long Rifle was made by Christian Beck, from a family of renowned gunsmiths. The whales-tale patch box and distinctive carving are typical of Beck rifles.

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  • Title: American Long Rifle, circa 1810
  • Creator: Beck, Christian
  • Date Created: 1785/1835
  • Subject Keywords: American long rifles, Rifles (Long guns), Firearms
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=227817
  • Object Name: Rifle (Long gun)
  • Object ID: 59.126.1
  • Image ID: THF151638
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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