This is the gun that I built for Leonardo DiCaprio to use in his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant movie. The movie will be released to the general public on Jan 8, 2016. I have been getting a number of request for photos of the gun, but was restricted from posting them until the movie release.
I was contacted in July of 2014 by the prop master for the movie relative to building two guns exactly alike. They were initially interested in an Angstadt rifle that I had on my web site, but I just sold the gun and it was no longer available. After discussion other possible guns they decided to go with this Bucks Co gun that I had in stock. I then built an exact duplicate and had both guns in British Columbia by the end of August. It was exciting to be involved in a project like this. I like many others am waiting to see the gun in the movie. I hope it helps to raise awareness of the sport of muzzleloading.
Copy and photos supplied by Ron Luckenbill of Recreating History.