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