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The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle By John Small

Revolutionary War veteran John Small, “perhaps the finest gunsmith to work west of the Appalachian Mountains,” is remembered today for an example of his work that serves as the official rifle of Indiana. And now respected longrifle gunsmith Marvin Kemper has recreated it.

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle by John Small

A Revolutionary War veteran and one of the leading men in the “Old Northwest,” John Small was also perhaps the finest gunsmith to work west of the Appalachian Mountains”—and one of his rifles is the official rifle of Indiana. Respected longrifle gunsmith Marvin Kemper has recreated it.

Seven States With Official Firearms

Tennessee recently became the seventh state to pass a resolution proclaiming an official state firearm. Which six previous states made similar resolutions, and which were their chosen firearms?

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