Percussion conversion rifle, attributed to Jacob Mier

Based on the patchbox finial, the rifle is attributed to Somerset County, Pennsylvania Jacob Mier -- an attribution I certainly agree with. Compare this patch box finial to that of the Jacob Mier patchbox shown on page 113 of the book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" by Whisker & Yantz. A stock recess for the cock of a flintlock suggests this rifle was originally flintlock.

Before cleaning:

After light cleaning:

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