Pennsylvania Long Rifle

Pennsylvania State Firearm


Engraving of elderly Daniel Boone with long rifle

Engraving of elderly Daniel Boone hunting with long rifle; circa 1861, with autograph at bottom.  Engraving by Alonzo Chappel (1828 - 1887); public domain image on Wikipedia.

Elderly Daniel Boone with long rifle; [file:field-file-main-description]  Photo by [file:field-file-photographer]/[file:field-file-source] ([file:field-file-license]).

Official State Firearm of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania long rifle was designated the official state firearm of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2014. All Military & Firearm Symbols

The "Kentucky Long Rifle" was originally known as the "Pennsylvania Long Rifle" because it was originally developed and produced in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Daniel Boone, a native Pennsylvanian born in Berks County, took his Pennsylvania long rifle to Kentucky.



Two long rifles;  one flintlock and one percussion.  Photo by Older Firearms/Flickr (use permitted with attribution/share alike).

Two long rifles; one percussion and one flintlock

Daniel Boone bicentennial commemorative half-dollar (reverse); native Pennsylvanian Boone holds a Pennsylvania long rifle, which became known as a Kentucky long rifle after he moved to Kentucky.  Photo by Bobby131313/Wikipedia (public domain image).

Daniel Boone with Pennsylvania long rifle on half-dollar coin

Boring a rifle barrel;  Kutztown Festival, Pennsylvania.  Photo by G Bayliss/Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Boring  a rifle barrel at  Kutztown Festival, Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Long Rifle