Kentucky Rifle Plainsman model, shorter than the Kentucky Long Rifle. #22-1138.
- This uniquely American rifle was one of the first to use a rifled (grooved) barrel to impart spin and greater accuracy to bullets. It is similar to prototypes carried by the Lewis and Clark expedition. The rifle was dubbed "The Kentucky Rifle" after two thousand backwoods sharpshooters from Kentucky used it to deadly effect in the Battle of New Orleans, allowing the Americans to defeat the British in the War of 1812. Our wood and metal replica features a working lock and firing mechanism, and ornamental brass trim.43.5 inches long.