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Peter White Percussion Conversion Rifle
Lock signed "PW", converted from flint to percussion. Curly maple stock w/ incised carvings, 7 silver inlays. Peter White was one of the early Bedford County riflemakers and a student of Armstrong.
45.75 inch full octagon rifled barrel signed "Peter White." Percussion Bedford County style lock marked "P.W." Four piece brass patchbox with five piercings. Five silver and two brass engraved inlays. Incised carved on butt and relief carved behind barrel tang. Peter White (1174 - 1834) worked in Union Township, Fayette County from 1818 to 1834. A 1794 land warrant in his name was issued on the Maryland border (Bedford County) and he is known to have worked in Emmittsburg, MD circa 1800, where his son John was born. White then worked in Cumberland Valley Township (Bedford County) 1803-1816 and in Bedford Township itself from 1816 to 1818.