"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.
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! THIS RIFLE IS SIGNED S&AC, WITH THEIR MAKERS MARK, IT IS DATED 1811, NUMBERED 19 WITH THE CROCKETT'S LETTER "C". This historic rifle is one of only three known to have survived time. 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
The recreations of the S & A C flintlock rifle are handmade by Greg S. Murry. Greg delivers an exact copy of the original Crockett rifle with a certificate of authenticity documenting the reproductions serial number, along with a smoke print of the hand engraved reproduction stamping die of the signature on the original rifle. The original S&AC signature and makers mark are not available for viewing. A thumb print of Greg S. Murry/rifle maker documents your rifle to be an original copy.
This rifle is made in right hand only. Trigger pull is measured to fit your length, 3/16 cast off, Chambers Late Ketland Flintlock, or L & R Manton Flintlock. Rifle is barreled with an exact copy of the original by Rice barrel Co. 45 15/16" / 40Cal or 50 Cal. tapered to flared. The trigger is hand made in the exact form as the original. The trigger guard is sand cast in Greg's shop from a mold of the original. Nose cap, sights and under lugs are handmade just as the original.
Flintlock ignition, set trigger without a butt plate or rear ram rod pipe, Cherry wood.
Flintlock converted to percussion, single lever trigger with a Brass butt plate, and a Brass rear ram rod pipe.
Flintlock converted to percussion, set trigger, no butt plate or rear ram rod pipe.
Greg does not use pre shaped stocks.
All rifles are custom ordered with a 50% deposit required