Here comes a Kings German Legion Rifle, used by George’s personal
regiment of mounted troops, known to be extremely professional and
effective in the Napoleonic conflicts. This short rifle has a 62
caliber, swamped octagon 28.5″ barrel mounted in a Long Land style
fullstock, which means it looks a lot like a short Brown Bess with a
Baker style flintlock and iron ramrod. There was no bayonet or sling
swivel. The rifle was carried in a boot. The walnut is elegant, as were
many of the originals, the King personally picking up the bill for
The lock and tang are beautifully case hardened in colour. The walnut is especially colorful as well. Only the best for the King’s personal troops.
The KGL Rifle looks a lot like the earlier ‘ American’ rifle, used by the Brits in our Revolution. The KGL cavalry was among the first to use horses for fast transportation, then dismounting to fight on foot. The rifle gave them the advantage of accuracy at a distance.
This will make a terrific hunting rifle. It’s short and handy, throws a big ball for big game, has an iron ramrod, double leaf rear sights and broad butt to reduce felt recoil. It’s a hard to beat combination.