William Paul

Calvin Hetrick's 1947 list of Bedford County gunsmiths in the January 23, 1947 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" newspaper includes William Paul as "location unknown".

The 1953 edition of the book "American Gun Makers" lists William Paul as a Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith. Calvin Hetrick provided information for that book.

William Paul does not appear in Calvin Hetrick's illustrated booklet "The Bedford County Rifle and Its Makers".

Kaufmann's 1960 book "The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle" indicates that William Paul appears on the 1852 tax list of Summerhill Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

Neither the 1983 Whisker booklet nor the 1991, 2001, or 2017 Whisker books mention William Paul as a Bedford County gunsmith.

I get the impression that Calvin Hetrick originally believed that William Paul worked in Bedford County and later changed his mind.

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