Sellers' 2008 book "American Gunsmiths" lists William Burnston as a gunsmith in Bedford County, Pennsylvania based on an 1846 tax list. Sellers indicates his source for the information is "Dean". Based on Sellers' bibliography, I think "Dean" is a reference to the unpublished material of gun collector Herman C. Dean. So far, I haven't found any additional information on William Burnston, and I do not know if he worked within the current bounds of Bedford County.
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