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Bedford County Bedford County
Part No: 189-10
Flintlock or Percussion:
Add Stock:
Caliber & Barrel Size:
Optional Patchbox: Add Optional Patchbox ($37.50)

A distinguishing feature
of the Bedford County
rifle is its length.
These rifles tended to be
quite long and were
constructed on maple
stocks of excellent
quality. Numerous inlays
of silver and brass
decorated the length of
the stock.
The rifles often used a
patchbox of modified
floral design held with
six or seven screws. The
barrel was pinned to the
stock with three or four
pins, depending on its
length, and the pins were
set through brass or
silver inlays.

The cheek piece usually
featured some inletting
on this type rifle and
almost all of the inlays
included a certain amount
of engraving. Relief
carving in a vine pattern
that seems to cover and
wind around the stock
seems typical of rifles
from this region. The
butt seems to angle down
from the wrist in a
gradual slope. The wood
used for Bedford County
rifle stocks was always
of the finest quality
obtainable and carving
and inlays highlighted
the luster of the wood

Some of the men who
carried these rifles
ranged through the
Appalachian Mountains to
open and settle new
lands. The Bedford Rifle
played an important part
in the heritage of the
families who settled this
area. Hanging over a
fireplace, it was an
object of pride, and in
the hands of its owner it
was an important and
efficient tool for

Lock, Trigger & Tang
Overall length 59"
Pull length up to 15"
Drop at heel 4 1/2"
Barrel channel length
Barrel channel size
13/16" or 7/8"
Ramrod hole size 5/16"
or 3/8"
Lock mortice area 1
5/16" x 7 1/4"
Width at lock 1 5/8"
Butt 1 5/8" x 4 3/4"

Kit Contains:

Green Mountain Barrel
13/16" & 7/8"
Appropriate Lock L & R
Bedford Flint or
L & R Bedford Percussion
Appropriate double-set
Trigger Davis #4
Appropriate Breech Plug
Recommended Buttplate
Recommended Triggerguard
Recommended Thimbles
Recommended Nose Cap
Lock Screws (2)
Tang Screws (1)
Rear Sight
Front Sight
Barrel Lugs (3)
Barrel Keys (or Pins) (3)
Escutcheons Brass (6)
Toe Plate Brass
Lock Bolt Inlay Brass
Touch Hole Liner or
Drum & Nipple
Ramrod Jag & Tip Brass
Misc. Screws
Stock Inletting &

We also suggest the following items:

Cut Sight Dovetails
Cut Stock for Butt Plate
Install Breechplug
Install Underlugs Full Stock