I hadn’t realized that these rifles were issued to the Austrian army and if you do a little reading these were Issued Infantry rifles in 1780!
That’s a decade before the drafting and ratification of the 2nd Amendment!
So not only did high capacity repeating rifles exist at the time of the 2nd Amendment, but you can imagine the founding fathers could imagine ways to improve on this system. Further for those who are stuck on the whole “Air Gun” thing, these were NOT pellet rifles, from what I read they were close to the power of a modern 230 grain .45 ACP. Not as powerful as some rifles of the time, but still nothing to sneeze at!
But yeah, we can’t allow lawful citizens to own an AR-15 because the founding fathers only knew about flintlock muskets!