The American Long Rifle, more loosely known as the Kentucky rifle, has the distinction of being one of the first truly American rifles, and this Kentucky Short Rifle is a replica that demonstrates how its design was varied slightly, but never completely changed, over its many years of service. This replica greatly resembles the parent rifle, only with a far shorter barrel. Also known as a plains rifle, the shorter barrel was a popular choice among mountain men, as it helped make the rifle a bit more graceful and a bit more manageable in rough terrain. And given the Kentucky rifles unique barrel, a shorter barrel did not decrease the accuracy much either, making this shorter carbine as deadly as it is bigger brother. This replica mimics the appearance of the Kentucky Long Rifle (AC-22-1137) in virtually every way except size, being almost sixteen inches shorter. It features a wood frame and stock, with brass accents along the foregrip and a brass butt-plate on the stock. The barren and lock mechanism are both blackened iron-metal. The lock rotates, the trigger squeezes, and used together, they create a satisfying click that is quite pleasing to the ear. And being a decorative replica rifle, this firearm is not made for firing and cannot be modified to fire, thus making it a safe alternative for those who need a realistic looking weapon, without any of the danger. Also, while it has moving parts, it should not be excessively dry fired. That makes this Kentucky Short Rifle an impressive display piece, as well as a stellar costume accent and prop weapon to have on hand, when you want to look the part of an authentic frontiersman or mountain man.
- Non-Firing, Decorative Replica Rifle
- A Detailed Replica of the Early American Plains Rifle
- Modeled After a Modified Kentucky Long Rifle
- Possesses an Incredibly Realistic Look and Feel
- Has a Working Lock Mechanism and Trigger
- A Great Collectible, Display Piece, Prop Weapon, or Gift Idea
- Made from a Zinc Alloy
- Features a Stunning Wood Frame
- Overall Length: 43.5 Inches
- Overall Weight: 4 lbs.