Who’s Culper?

In August of 1776 General George Washington realized his intelligence efforts had woefully underestimated the strength of the British forces hell bent on the conquest of New York in order to divide and conquer the rebellious colonies. By December, the British had assumed total control of New York and had beaten back Washington and his forces into Virginia.

The British found many loyalist New Yorkers eager to inform on Washington and his troops to gain the favor of the crown. Meanwhile Washington’s own spy network was crumbling with the arrest and execution of Captain Nathan Hale. Eventually Washington found Major Benjamin Tallmadge, who went to school with Nathan Hale, to lead the intelligence collection efforts in New York City.

Tallmadge recruited childhood friend Abraham Woodhull and over dinner convinced General Washington to trust him as the leader of a new spy ring in New York. Together the officers came up with the name “Culper” for the spy ring, devised from Culpeper County Virginia near Washington’s childhood home and where he worked as a surveyor in his youth. Woodhull began intelligence operations in the area adopting the alias “Samuel Culper Sr.” Later recruiting Robert Townsend to go by the alias “Samuel Culper Jr.” They recruited at least 4 others including an unknown/highly debated female “agent 355.” Secrecy was so strict not even Washington knew the names of many of the operatives making it difficult for historians to uncover some of the Culper mysteries.

The Culper ring became America’s first spy ring and collected intelligence on the British forces helping the revolutionaries beat back the British and win independence. The Culper ring pioneered and established much of modern spy-craft including dead drops, secret codes, invisible ink, and much more.

We chose the name Culper Precision to honor this heritage and inform our process when it comes to thinking outside the box and outside the norm in development of our products and services.

Our Company;

At Culper Precision, our mission is to help our customers create the truly one of a kind firearm of their dreams.  Using our full service customization shop and manufacturing facility, anything that you can think of; like your favorite/custom color/s of  Cerakote or Hydro-dipping of your favorite patterns, to surprisingly detailed Laser Engraving of your favorite logo/text/picture/symbol and precision CNC Machining/ turning/ threading/ boring/ milling/ lightening… The only limitation is your imagination… and physics…

We are a team of passionate hunters and long range marksman, so for the last 3 years we have been building custom grade, precision hunting rifles for discerning customers all over the country. We offer full custom builds with satisfaction guaranteed for a fair price. Meaning that you won’t pay what others charge for the same components and superior craftsmanship, and it means that if you are not in love with your new rifle we will make it so that you are. Even if that includes building you a completely new firearm. When you buy a rifle from Culper Precision you are buying a quality, hand built, hand chambered rifle that can achieve the accuracy that machine bored rifles simply cannot achieve. Our goal is 1/2 MOA or better and we extensively test and proof ALL of our rifles at 100yds… not 50yds like so many of our competitors. That means you get an aluminum proofing card that bears the signature of one of our expert rifle builders to prove the accuracy of the rifle so that you can show up on your hunt with confidence in your rifles ability to make that fleeting shot opportunity really count.

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Thanks for stopping by, have fun and be safe out there!

-Culper Precision