"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. THIS RIFLE IS SIGNED S&AC, AND 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
Greg S. Murry will make a copy of the only documented muzzleloading rifle that has rifle making family connection to the legendary Davy Crockett. These reproductions are hand made in Greg's shop just like LT. Andrew Crockett taught his son Samuel Crockett lll and his grandson, Andrew Crockett lll to make them at Forge Seat Brentwood, Tennessee 1810 to 1826.
If flintlock rifles are not your thing, My art medium, Steel Canvas fine art created in 2001 might be what you have been looking for. "Facebook it!"
My shop is not open to the public. Contact me for an appointment. Give me a holler by email or phone and we can work out the details. In order to get started, all you need to do is let me know you want to be added to my order book. When I get close to your request, I will contact you. At that point a 50% deposit is required.
Greg S. Murry is the only rifle maker to recreate the Crockett rifle in two hundred six years. The original rifle was made in 1811 at Forge Seat by Samuel Crockett lll and Andrew Crockett lll. It is America's only documented muzzleloading rifle having a Crockett rifle making family connection to the legendary David Crockett,
Question: Is this David Crockett's personal rifle?
Answer: No it is not. However, Rifle maker LT Andrew Crockett was David Crockett's uncle. Rifle makers Samuel Crockett lll and Andrew Crockett lll were David Crockett's cousins.
Question: The rifle in the photographs is a percussion rifle, why do you call it a flintlock?
Answer: The original rifle was made in 1811. At some point, around 1830 or so, it was converted from flintlock to percussion. because it was originally a Flintlock, I identify it as a Flintlock.
Question: Are these rifles real?
Answer: Yes they are. Especially when you are in the line of sights up to one hundred thirty yards.
Question: How much time does it take to make one?
Answer: $9,000.00 worth of my elbow grease and time.
Question: Do you have a machine shop?
Answer: No I dont, the only power tools in my rifle making shop are a bandsaw, two drill presses, a grinder, two gas forges, and one coal forge. I do have a welder and a plasma cutter but that is used for making my Steel Canvas art. All of my rifle work is truly hand made.
Question: Are the barrels riffled?
Answer: Yes they are. My barrel maker Jason at Rice Barrel co. makes an exact copy of the original rifles barrel. The process hasn't changed other than using some electricity to power the tools. Other than that, the process is the same as it was in (1808 -1826)
Question: Do I need a permit or license to own a flint lock rifle?
Answer: In most states, no you don't. However, some states are still restricting the ownership of fire arms just as King George did in the early colonization of the Americas. You and I will do our homework when you request a rifle to be made.
Question: Do I need fire arms training in order to shoot a flintlock rifle?
Answer: YES YOU DO! These flintlock rifles are primitive fire arms. Black powder is a highly explosive propellent. DANGER! Never use smokeless powder. Every owner of my flintlock rifle must sign a hold harmless waiver.