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The Rifle

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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The book is supposed to be read with detail. The details are what make it. To understan the book you have to understand the very 'intricate' details about the rifle. Can most people in that era build the perfect rifle. I don't think so. It's all about imagination and ho...
The book is supposed to be read with detail. The details are what make it. To understan the book you have to understand the very 'intricate' details about the rifle. Can most people in that era build the perfect rifle. I don't think so. It's all about imagination and how well you use it. That's considering you are not self absorbed or egotistic.

posted by Anonymous on February 1, 2007

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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The American Longrifle is recognised as the first completely 'American' art form. Nothing like it had ever existed before. It grew out of the unique needs of the new world. It is doubtful that America would exist today if the longrifle had not been developed. This book ...
The American Longrifle is recognised as the first completely 'American' art form. Nothing like it had ever existed before. It grew out of the unique needs of the new world. It is doubtful that America would exist today if the longrifle had not been developed. This book is nothing more than a shameful attempt to brainwash young readers. Read 'Thoughts On The Kentucky Longrifle In Its Golden Age' by Joe Kindig or 'Rifles Of Colonial America' 2 volumes by George Shumway.

posted by Anonymous on May 24, 2002

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    My rate for this book would be a two of of five stars.It is abou

    My rate for this book would be a two of of five stars.It is about a man that made a rifle and this rifle is the best made at the time. So, the blacksmith sells it to a men Byamm that is going into the revolutionary war. Then he goes to in the war and goes and kind of adventure. But, all of the sudden it makes a HUGE twist. Then it just gets boring. If i had to recommend this book to anyone it would defiantly be who like action. At the beginning of the story there is a kill. Then after that their is a chase so it gives you a good jump start to the book. But still don't waste your money on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    That's it?

    Assigned this novel to read during a class project, the name of a popular author, Gary Paulsen, assured me that it would be interesting. But with that, I was mistaken. First off, Paulsen babbles on for twenty pages or so, describing how a rifle is made. Every single intricate detail. I wasn't aware that this was a 'How-to:' book, and it immediately lost my interest. The rest of the novel discusses how this 'sweet rifle' is passed down and passed down and ends abruptly and quite stupidly in a freak accident that kills a young boy. This novel has no purpose except to bore the reader to tears.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2000

    The RIFLE

    it was a very fast reader. but it went by maybe too fast it did no go into very much detail about anything but how the rifle was made. the book went by so quickly that you did not have much time to get to know the characters.

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