Photo: A shot of history

Kerri Leavitt gets help sighting the flintlock rifle. In addition to the flintlock rifle and Civil War musket, students also saw a smoothbore trade gun from the 1700s and a Sharps buffalo rifle from the 1800s. Student Chase Feagin said he learned a lot about how advances in gun making changed the way war was fought. "I had no idea of the progression from flintlock, to percussion to metallic cartridges," he said.


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