Jacob Horner percussion rifle, Somerset Co., PA

The photos below show an antique muzzle-loading percussion rifle that was made by the Somerset County, Pennsylvania gunsmith Jacob Horner.

The following photograph shows the patch box on the Jacob Horner muzzleloader rifle. The patch box has five piercings, including one in the finial that is heart-shaped.
This photo shows the patch box of a percussion rifle made by the Somerset County, Pennsylvania gunsmith Jacob Horner.

The following photo shows the left-hand side of the rearward part of the Jacob Horner muzzleloader, and highlights the curly grain of the wood. Note the relatively long toe plate, with its scalloped edges. Also note the engraved lock bolt plate, and the shape of the mating panel of the stock.
This photo shows the left side of the buttstock of an antique muzzle loading black powder rifle made by Jacob Horner, a gunsmith who worked in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

The following photograph shows the barrel signature of the gunmaker Jacob Horner.
This is a photo of the barrel signature of the gunsmith Jacob Horner of Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

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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