Jacob Snider percussion rifle, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

The following photos show a muzzle loading rifle that was made by the Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith Jacob Snider. The photos are provided courtesy of Amos McCoy of McCoy Auction Services, Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania. The rifle reportedly has 30 silver inlays.

The following photo shows the right-hand side of the buttstock and wrist, showing the engraved patch box and the right-hand wrist inlays. The Q-shaped patch box finial was commonly used on Bedford County long rifles.

The following image shows the lock and lock bolt panel of the Jacob Snider muzzle loading rifle, and also shows one of the silver forearm inlays. The rifle has a double set trigger arrangement.

The next three images show engraved inlays on the right-hand side of the forearm of the Jacob Snider muzzle loading rifle. Click here to see another muzzle loading rifle by Jacob Snider that incorporates lance and arrow-based inlays.

The next photo shows a ramrod ferrule and the nose cap of the Jacob Snider muzzleloader.

The following image shows the silver-decorated left-hand side of the buttstock and wrist areas of the Jacob Snider muzzleloader.

The following image shows the lock bolt plate. Click here to see a rifle by Jacob Snider's brother Tobias Snider that has a similarly engraved lock bolt plate. Click here to see another Jacob Snider muzzle loader with similar lock bolt plate engraving.

The next three images show engraved silver inlays on the left-hand side of the forearm of the Jacob Snider muzzle loading rifle.

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