long-barreled rifle

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One of the first firearms to be used in warfare, the long-barreled rifle is characterized by its extended barrel, and is an early example of modern rifling technology in which spiral grooves inside the barrel's bore allow for greater accuracy and increased stability of bullet trajectory. It used to be a common personal weapon utilized in warfare, but now is mostly used for hunting.

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"Two Classic frontier long rifles, March 11, 2009" by Antique Military Rifles is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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