Who Invented the Rifle?

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The rifle was invented by Major Patrick Ferguson. It was known as the Ferguson Breech loading rifle which was created in 1775 and was the first rifle to be made for the military service.
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The history of the rifle is complex, many types evolved in the 15th and 16th centuries as improvements to the musket. One famous early rifle, called the Baker rifle, was designed by Ezekial Baker in 1800.
The history of the rifle goes back to the 15th century, when bow and arrows were still being used in battle. The rifle was invented back then to gain the upper hand in battles.
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Rifling was invented in 1498. However, the first rifle as we know and think about the gun was invented by B. Tyler Henry in 1860. He called it the Henry Rifle. You can find more information
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In 1848 Walter Hunt developed the Rocket Ball and Volition Repeater. This was a leveraction breechloader with a magazine tube under the barrel. Lewis Jennings was granted a patent
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