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A rifle was a firearm-type weapon that was generally longer than a standard handgun. The classic rifle was designed to be fired from the shoulder for better aiming. Projectile rifles typically had spiral grooves in their barrels. These grooved barrels were called rifled barrels.

On a Skagaran colony planet, a traditional type of rifle was used by Sheriff MacReady. Responding to a jailbreak in which Jonathan Archer helped school teacher Bethany to escape from a jail on the planet, MacReady took the rifle out of the jail, arming himself with it.

Later, Deputy Bennings shot Sheriff MacReady with a rifle. One of multiple cowboys who were friends of Bennings aimed another rifle at Archer from a second-story window, though Starfleet Lieutenant Malcolm Reed shot the sniper, causing him to fall to the ground and drop the rifle in midair. Moments later, Bennings shot Archer's right-hand shoulder with his rifle. Finding a problem with reloading the weapon, Bennings left it atop a barrel while he ran into a stable where Archer finally defeated him. (ENT: "North Star")

Many types of rifles existed, including:

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