Forge was founded by Rick Schreiber almost 50 years ago. The
early history of Laurel Mountain Forge began in the fall of
1969. While a graduate student at the University of Michigan,
Rick began building Flintlock Rifles along with a small group of
fellow students. Everyone in the group was disillusioned with
the quality of the finishes, stains and metal treatments that
were available to the average hobbyist at the time. Rick, having
a physics and chemistry background, began researching and
developing new products for his own use. Word rapidly spread
among his fellow gunsmiths about the superiority of his new
After graduation, Rick became the Technical Director of a
company, supplying varnish, paint and other specialty chemicals
to customers all over the world. He continued gunsmithing and
working on developing gun care products in his spare time. By
1971, the demand for the products he was using and giving to
friends became so great, that he and his wife Faith, started
Laurel Mountain Forge to begin marketing their products.
Over the past five decades Laurel Mountain Forge has continued
to prosper. It is now a major supplier of specialty
chemicals to the gunsmithing trade and other diverse markets.
Laurel Mountain Forge products are sold worldwide through
distributors and direct sales.
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