Originally Posted by Tgeorge
The Brits also used something called the Ferguson Rifle, a breech loading rifle designed by Patrick Ferguson, the Commander in Chief of the British forces killed at King's Mountain. But the number used was very small, as the British military brass rejected them despite a demonstration of their efficiency.
It was only used by the special unit commanded by Major Ferguson. After his death the British Army confiscated them and gave out Brown Bess' in return.
BTW, does anyone know if replicas were ever built for use by blackpowder hobbyists?