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.
Posted February 9, 2012 10:07 am