A percussion rifle by David Dunmyer

The photo below shows an antique full stock percussion long rifle made by the gunsmith David Dunmyer who lived near Sipesville in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

The following image provides a complete view of the right-hand side of the rifle. The patch box clearly shares design similarities with the patch boxes incorporated on a typical rifle made by David's brother Jonathan Dormayer. The hammer was made in the graceful Bedford County style. The barrel incorporates the initials "DD" that were produced by punch marks.
This muzzle loading rifle was made by the Somerset County Pennsylvania gunsmith David Dunmyer. The patch box clearly shares design similarities with the patch boxes found on rifles made by David's brother Jonathan Dormayer.

The following image shows the initials "DD" that were incorporated on the barrel with a punch.

The following photo, although fuzzy, provides a length comparison of three rifles of the Dormayer School. The bottom rifle is the "DD" marked rifle that is featured on this page. The top rifle is a "JD" marked rifle. The middle rifle is unsigned.

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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