Daniel Benjamin Troutman percussion rifle

The photos below show an antique percussion rifle that was made by the gunsmith Daniel Benjamin Troutman (1822-1891), who was a son of Benjamin Franklin Troutman. Daniel made muzzleloaders in Somerset and Bedford Counties, Pennsylvania before moving to Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas.

The first photo, immediately below, shows the right-hand side of the buttstock. This rifle has a typical Bedford/Somerset County low comb profile, and a cap box instead of a patch box. Daniel Troutman made several muzzle loading rifles with this same style of cap box. The wrist area includes some coarse incised carving.
This shows the cap box side of the buttstock of an antique muzzle loading rifle built by Daniel Benjamin Troutman, a son of the Somerset County, Pennsylvania gunsmith Benjamin Franklin Troutman.

The following image shows the lock and trigger guard region of the D.B. Troutman percussion muzzleloader.
This photo features the lock, wrist carving, and trigger guard areas of an antique black powder rifle built by Daniel Benjamin Troutman, who lived and worked in Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania before moving to Kansas.

The next photograph shows the attractive stock panel for the single-screw lock bolt plate. Like the lock panel, this panel has a little "beaver tail".
This shows the lock bolt plate region on a muzzle loader that was built by the gunsmith Daniel Benjamin Troutman. Before he moved to Kansas, Daniel performed gunsmithing in Bedford and Somerset Co., PA.

The next photo shows the barrel signature on the D.B. Troutman rifle.
This is the barrel signature on a rifle that the gunsmith Daniel Benjamin Troutman built.

The next photo highlights the eagle-themed cheekpiece medallion on the D.B. Troutman muzzle loading rifle.
This photo shows the eagle-based cheekpiece medallion on a muzzle loading rifle that the gunsmith Daniel B. Troutman built.

The next photo shows the left-hand side of the buttstock of the Troutman rifle, which incorporates incised carving.
This photograph highlights the left side of the buttstock of an antique black powder muzzle loader rifle created by the gun maker Daniel B. Troutman. He lived in Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania before migrating to Kansas.

The next photograph provides a bottom view of the brass trigger guard.
This is the bottom view of the brass trigger guard on a Troutman rifle.

The next photograph features the exceptionally long toe plate of the Troutman rifle.
This photo features the exceptionally long toe plate of an antique muzzle loader that was built by the gunsmith Daniel Benjamin Troutman.

The next photograph provides a view of the entry pipe area of the rifle. On full stock muzzleloaders, The entry pipe is used to reinforce the area where the ramrod enters the stock.
A view of the entry pipe area of a rifle Daniel Benjamin Troutman built.

The next photograph is an enlarged view of the commercial Goulcher-brand percussion lock on the Troutman gun.
An enlarged view of the commercial percussion lock on a Daniel Benjamin Troutman rifle.

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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