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The Rifle In 1768 west of Philadelphia there was a man named Cornish McManus He was in a gunsmith business He was thirty-five years old and had been an apprentice and then an assistant to a master gunsmith his name was John Waynewright Cornish was a good artist While the time working for John Waynewright Cornish never got to do anything special to the rifles Later on Cornish opened his own business He was doing well One day a customer came in with his daughter It was love at first sight They eventually got married She was pregnant with a baby That meant he had to work harder to support them One day Cornish saw this peace of wood in his pile As soon as he saw it he thought of making a sweet rifle A sweet rifle is a rifle that looks so artistic and shoots so accurate He spent months and months on it He would stay up all night in the candle light just to do it That is part of the reasons it took him so long Finally he was done He went outside and shot at a log three times He went down and checked the log There was only one hole in the log He thought to himself that is impossible He checked it again and there was three bullets in one hole He was getting low on money and supplies So he was forced to sell the rifle He sold it to a guy named John Byam Byam set off into the woods He met up with British soldiers They were just going to hang a man when Byam shot one of the soldiers When the horse the man was sitting on heard the shot and ran out from underneath the man The man died The soldiers shot at him One of them hit his horse So he
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