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The History of Rifles [Infographic]

April 2, 2012

Rifles have a rich history in American culture. Settlers “won the West” in part by using the Winchester model 1866 rifle, since 28 rounds/min sure beats the older muskets 2-3 rounds/min. Gas operated rotating bolt technology remains popular today, with the design virtually unchanged in the past hundred years. Now that’s staying power. While weapon technology advances, the rifle continues to be a staple resource for any army.

Thanks to Cannon Gun Safes you can indulge in this blast from the past and review the history of rifles worldwide.

The Evolution of the Rifle by Cannon Gun Safes History of riflesDo you prefer an “oldie but a goodie” rifle, or are you a fan of modern weaponry? Know anyone who is a Civil War Reenactment enthusiast? Shoot your comments our way, and let us know what’s on your mind.

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