John Border percussion rifle

The photos below show a percussion rifle made by the Bedford County gunsmith John Border. The Bedford style hammer on this rifle is particularly graceful, with the curve of the spur blending smoothly into the curved nose of the hammer. This rifle has my favorite Bedford County lock panel style. Most of the outer periphery of the panel (except at the front) is not filleted to adjacent portions of the stock, and the pointed rear of the panel fades into the wrist. For biographical information on John Border, click here.

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