—pretty neat original Bedford County gun—
photographs by Larry Pletcher
An original Bedford Co. rifle recently surfaced in northern Indiana. The name plate on the barrel identifies it as John Stoudenour. The Stoudenour family included John Sr.and his sons, Jacob and John Jr. This gun is likely to have been made by John Jr.
Some of these photos were shown on the American Longrifles forum. When these were posted on ALR, they were uploaded for identification purposes. It is now apparent that they may be used, in part, to determine the rifle’s condition by a potential buyer. I have added additional photos here to give the most accurate view of the rifle’s condition. (The rifle does not belong to me. I have assisted the owner only in locating information about the rifle and in providing the photography.)
Larry Pletcher, editor