Benjamin Vore percussion rifle

The photos below show an antique percussion muzzle loading rifle that was made by the gunsmith Benjamin Vore, who worked in both Somerset County and Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

The first photo shows the right-hand side of the buttstock of the Vore muzzle loading rifle. The lightly engraved patch box is of a style that was heavily used by the Bedford School of gunsmiths. It has five piercings and a Q-shaped finial. The patch box release is a button on the toe plate. I don't know what the pins in the middle of the wrist are for.
This photo highlights the pierced patch box that is mounted on an antique percussion muzzle loader that was made by gunmaker Benjamin Vore, who worked in Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania.

The next photo shows the lock on the Vore muzzleloader, with its graceful Bedford County-style hammer. The lock plate has a slightly bulbous rat tail configuration.
This shows the percussion lock that is mounted on an antique black powder rifle that was manufactured by Benjamin Vore, a gunsmith who worked in Bedford and Somerset Counties, PA. The hammer has the distinguished shape used by the Bedford School of gun design.

The next photo, although blurry, is the best available for the portion of the gun it depicts.

This Somerset and Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith project is intended to be a collaborative effort with gun collectors, historians, genealogists, etc. who may have information or photos to share.

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