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long rifle

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  1. Kentucky rifle.

Origin of long rifle

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Historical Examples

  • Its cartridge is the 22 long-rifle, a target size, that carries as accurately as you can hold for upwards of a hundred yards.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White