Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Gillespie Gun Makers of East Fork NC by T. Dennis Glazener

John Gillespie was born on the banks of the Cowpsture River near Clifton Forge, Virginia circa 1753.  Shortly after the Revolutionary War hostilities ended in Virginia he and Jane Harvey Gillespie moved to the George's Creek area of the Old Pendleton District near modern day Easley, South Carolina.  Circa 1799 John and his family moved to the East Fork area of what was then Buncombe County, North Carolina.

This is the story of John Gillespie and his descendants that made the well known Gillespie mountain rifle of NC/SC/GA.  Many photos of known Gillespie rifles are shown along with information on the makers of each.

An updated 2nd edition is now available. 88 - 8.5" X 11" pages with many color photos. Some additional information on John Gillespie along with new rifles and a bear pistol @ $22.50 plus $3.00 s/h via first class mail, add $2.10 if insurance is desired.

Contact information for Dennis is

Copy and photo from Dennis Glazener.

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