um....no it wasn't the Sturmgeweher was.
assault rifles are rapid reload, select fire/fully automatic weapons.
the lever action is none of those things and never will be.
the brown bess has a greater claim to first assault rifle than the lever action.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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