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Jaeger Rifle 1 by WS-Clave Jaeger Rifle 1 by WS-Clave
The Jaeger Rifle was developed in the mid 1700's in Germany.

It found use in various Armies and Militia, and also formed the basis for the Kentucky Rifle and others used by the early Pioneers.

This example is a German 0.62 cal (15.7mm) with a 700mm barrel. It features high ornate relief engraving on the metal furniture and carved inlays on the wood of the stock. It is dated circa 1730 - 1750.
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iron-age-adam Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great rifle i love the jeager's im getting one soon :D gonna correct you and couple things cause its bothering me a bit haha the jeager is dated around (1750-1820 c.)
and the Kentucky rifle? nah the actually stole the idea from Pennsylvania, i have a pa./Kentucky rifle i love black powder weapons the jeager is a very beautiful rifle indeed!!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I won't disagree as you are very close date-wise to what I said, but the information I had was 1730-1750, but sadly I can't prove it one way or the other...
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iron-age-adam Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its all good :D i cant prove my side either all i have as proof is here say and a circa seal from a historical society which has one of how many jeagers. oh well still a great rifle
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NZVIKING Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I enjoyed your weapons section very very much! Please add more! Great stuff :)
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you - I will when I get time. :)
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Archanubis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
So what was the big difference between this rifle and the more famous Pennsylvannia/Kentucky rifle? Longer barrel on the latter?
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I think so - all these things were adapted and re-designed by trial and error...

Looking at the wiki it seems that the Kentucky rifle was definitely longer, and seems to have been a slightly smaller bore as well...
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Riyadus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Oh my, this very very cool! :thumbsup:
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Thank you - it's probably one of my favourite 'side projects' :D
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JLyons Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great work and Info!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
Thank you :D
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PatchKatz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
nice one! looks really neat... i'd really like to have one of those...
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
I think you can buy them, in the USA at least...
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PatchKatz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
too far from here... but from here, everywhere is far XD
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, this one is completly new for me ^^U
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
I like a change now and then ;)
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional
Much coolness

I am not sure what promoted the change in subject matter but it has been both fun and educational for me. Thank you
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
I'm doing some random things, mostly sparked by conversations with people, but normal service will resume in time... :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional
normal service is great but this has been fun too :)
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