"The man who discovered the Golden Gun". Greg's maternal family helped settle America. We are arms makers, artist, authors, inventors and pioneers. In 1999, Greg established Leipers Fork flintlocks in the historic village of Leiper's Fork, Tennessee where he created award winning fine art flintlock rifles. Greg moved his shop to home sweet home in 2008 for a higher level of creativity and tranquility.
Greg has retired from taking commissioned orders, and will be continuing the recreation of the Crockett rifle project for pure pleasure.
Crockett Long Rifle®
Crockett long rifle. The only documented rifle in American history with a Crockett rifle making family connection to the legendary frontiersman, David Crockett.
All other claims are weak at best! THE THREE ORIGINAL RIFLES THAT HAVE SURVIVED TIME ARE SIGNED S&AC, WITH THEIR MAKERS MARK, DATED 1811, NUMBERED 19, 1811, NUMBER 14, 1823, NUMBER 75, WITH THE CROCKETT'S LETTER "C". These rifles produced at Forge Seat, played an important role in American history. Crockett rifles are documented to have been at the battle of King's Mountain, Andrew Jacksons victory in the battle of New Orleans, "War of 1812", Defenders of Fort Chiswell and Fort Nashborough. Furthermore, these rifles were crucial in the frontiersmen's struggle for subsistence and defense along the wilderness trail
It has always been assumed that the rifle that David Crockett is holding for his portrait painted by John G.Chapman was a prop rifle.
For the first time, we now have three original rifles documenting that David Crockett is in fact holding his most trusted rifle made by uncle, Lt. Andrew Crockett, and two cousins, Samual Crockett III, and Andrew Crockett III.
All three original rifles that have surfaced are identical in architecture, one of the three has never been converted, it is still a flintlock. Two of the three have been converted to percussion, all three are stocked in cherry wood, signed S&AC, dated and numbered. Each original rifle has the letter C on the bottom barrel flat. Samuel and Andrew Crockett started adding Faux finishes latter in their rifle making process, we do not know when. A Faux finish is the third variation.
Greg S. Murry is recreating these iconic Crockett rifles for the pure pleasure of preserving history.