Re: Historical inquiry/identification
IF the revolt was a wide spread revolt to where the militia was called out; then they would most likely be carring Springfield muskets. Now the picture does show a sling on the gun to which tells me the artist was attempting to show a musket since most hunting long rifles did not have slings. As told above the artist was most likely painting a general impression of a muzzle loader with no type specific intended.
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2nd Amendment to the US Constitution:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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