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Shooting a Flintlock Long Rifle

By James Passmore

It was the movie “The Revenant” that started me off. The famous story of Hugh Glass I already knew. The film was entertaining, but the recognition I felt when I saw Leonardo DeCaprio stalking through the forest with a beautiful flintlock rifle created a yearning. I suddenly remembered where my love of firearms had started.


The flintlock long rifle caught my imagination at a young age. It was the first rifle I recall wanting to own. It took me many years to realize this dream though, until I finally ordered a Kentucky rifle from Hayes & Associates in Carterton.


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