The earliest "jager" were German light infantry, recruited largely from among the woodsmen and hunters of Germany's extensive forests in the mid 1700s. Equipped with their own rifles, there was little standardization, but their rifles, designed for hunting, evolved by the late 1700s to be somewhat shorter than typical military muskets of the era, with no provision for a bayonet. Jager were not only skilled riflemen, but they were able to handle and maintain accurate rifles in an age when few soldiers had mechanical skills.
This beautiful modern day reproduction of a jager rifle built by Pedersoli for Italian Firearms Group features a 28" octagonal barrel with double set triggers, adjustable sights and a patch box.
Specifications and Features:
Percussion black powder muzzle loading rifle
28" octagonal barrel
Double set triggers
Walnut stock with patch box