Friday, April 12, 2013


Boy oh boy, does that Bugdon Yelcovich know everything? I am beginning to wonder about him.

Yesterday we were talking about the best rifles to hunt deer and squirrels with. The Pennsylvania Long Rifle was the most discussed.

It is a beautifully made rife. Originated in Lancaster County but Bethlehem has a competing model.

Today Bogdan handed me an old newsprint magazine. This is what it said about the armory
in Springfield, Massachusetts. They make the Springfield Rifled Musket.

This Harper's Magazine had much more to say than these few woodcuts show. Maybe we can talk more about it sometime in the future.

Bogdan Yelcovich and I entered into a long "discussion" about which was better; the Pennsylvania Long Rifle or the Springfield "rifled" musket. 

Bogdan invited me to the next Pennsylvania Militia target excercise. He was right. The Springfield Rifled Military Rifle was more accurate - - - consistently.

©W. Tomosky

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