Unknown maker, Bedford style rifle

This rifle was photographed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The maker is unknown. The lock panels represent the very best (in my opinion) of Bedford County styling, in that the panels fade into a relatively wide wrist, however the panels extend rearward farther than any other such lock panels I have seen. The rifle has the pointed tang common to rifles made in the region, and a commercial lock. The vestigial comb is a common characteristic of the Bedford "school" of gunsmithing.

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