Benjamin Vore percussion rifle

The photo below shows a rifle made by the gunsmith Benjamin Vore (additional photos are promised.) For biographical information on Benjamin Vore, click here.

References:
[1] "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties", by James B. Whisker and Larry W. Yantz, 2001.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid.

The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties", by Whisker and Yantz indicates that Benjamin Vore was born on January 5, 1814, and died on July 3, 1886 while living with his daughter and his son-in-law at New Paris, and was interred at Lambertsville. That information appears to be incorrect. The following death notice from the August 5, 1855 issue of the "Somerset Herald" newspaper is for a Benjamin Vore who (calculating from the stated date of death) was born on July 13, 1814 and died on July 18, 1885 at New Paris. The Lambertsville cemetery has a tombstone that states, "Benjamin Vore died July 18, 1885 aged 71 yrs, 6ms, & 5 ds."

The following article is from the September 21, 1906 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" newspaper:

Here's what Vaughn E. Whisker wrote in an article titled "Co. Had 30 Gunmakers-Gunsmiths" in the November 1971 issue of the "Laurel Messenger":

Here's what Vaughn E. Whisker wrote in an article titled "Somerset County Gunmakers and Smiths" in the November 1982 issue of the "Laurel Messenger":

Benjamin Vore is buried in the Lambertsville Cemetery, which is near Lambertsville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. His tombstone states: "Benjamin Vore died July 18, 1885 aged 71ys. 6ms. & 5 ds." The cemetery is located at Latitude 40.075375, Longitude -78.908918.

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