This .54-caliber rifle is best known for its advantageous role on horseback, as a skilled shooter could reload and fire approximately five rounds per minute as opposed to the three-round per minute capability of a typical infantry rifle. Short, compact 22" blued round barrel. Fixed front sight. Steel patch box on the oiled-walnut stock. Graduated rear sight with sliding plate. Seven-groove rifling. Barrel length: 22". Overall length: 39-3/16". Weight: 8.37 lbs.