Firearm Manufacturers

 

Firearm and Handguns Manufacturers

 

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Manufacturer 

 

  Armalite

The original Armalite was a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Company, and developed the AR-15.They sold the rights to that rifle to Colt. The Current Armalite company makes AR-15, AR-180 and AR-10 Rifles.

Armalite

Armalite


 Auto-Ordnance Corp 

Founded in 1916 by John T. Thompson and others. Their Products included various models of Thompson machine gun. The company was associated with Savage Arms Corp. from 1939 and then Merged with Maguire Industries in 1944.

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 Barret

This company was established to manufacture the Barrett Light Fifty (known as the M82A1 in military use.) The company now makes AR-15 rifles in 6.8mm and a prototype semi-automatic 20mm grenade launcher.

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 Benelli 

Benelli Armi SpA was founded in 1911 with production focused on motorcycles. In the mid-1960′s the firearms business was started. THe company manufactures shotguns, rifles and pistols.

 benelli

 Beretta

beretta

 Bersa

bersa

 Browning

browning

 Bushmaster

bushmaster

 Cadillac Gage

Manufactured many Vietnam-era military vehicles and artillery pieces.American military contractor that manufactures armored vehicles, turrets, advanced marine craft, surface effects ships, and other weapon systems. It is owned by Textron, and was formed in the merger between Cadillac Gage and Textron Marine in 1994.

textron marine and Land

textron marine and Land

 Calico

Based in Oregon, Calico produces firearms that use the top mounted, helical feed magazine that can take between 50 and 100 rounds.

Calico Light weapons systems

Calico Light weapons systems

 Ceska Zbrojavka

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 Colt

Founded in 1836 by Samuel Colt to manufacture his handgun design, Colt went on to rifles, pistols and machine guns and produced huge volumes of all for the US Military in World Wars I an II, Korea and Vietnam, Colt is the main producer of M16 an M4 today. In 2002 the company was split between Colt Manufacturing Company.

Colt

Colt

 Dillon Aero

A new manufacturer to the small arms business, Dillon Aero re-designed and manufactured new parts for existing miniguns, and then went on to produce new ones when the US government found there were not enough of the old ones.

 Dillon Aero

 Connecticut Valley Arms

CVA

CVA

 

 Dakota Arms

dakota arms

dakota arms

 

 FireStorm

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 Franchi

Franchi

Franchi

 Freedom Arms

 Freedom Arms
Freedom Arms

 Glock

Glock Perfection
Glock Perfection


 Heckler Koch

HK

HK

 

 Henry Repeating Rifles

 Henry Repeating Rifles

 High Standard Co.

Founded  in Connecticut in 1926. In 1932 the company purchased Hartford Arms and Equipment Company. It was purchased by Leisure Group in the 1960s and subsequently bought out by the management in 1978. In 1993, the company was acquired by High Standard Manufacturing Company Inc.

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high standard


 Hi-Point

 Ithaca Gun Company

 Kel-Tec-Cnc

 Kimber

 Knight Rifle

 

 Llama

 Marlin Firearms Co 

Founded in 1870 by John M. Marlin. In 1915 a New York syndicate bought the company and named it Marlin Rockwell Corporation. In 2000 Marlin bought the assets of H&R 1871, A US manufacturer of shotguns and rifles.

 

 Mossberg

 

 North American Arms

 


Olympic Arms

 Para-Ordnance

 

 Red Jacket Firearms

Red Jacket Firearms

Red Jacket Firearms


 Remington Firearms

Founded in 1816 by Eliphalet remington. The first production was flintlock rifles. It continues to produce both arms and ammunition. It is one of the oldest manufacturing concerns in the US.

 


Rossi Firearms

 

 Ruger

The late BIll Ruger was a weapons designer in World War II. He founded his firm in 1949, and pioneered the use of stampings and investment castings in US arms production. It is now the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.

 

 SAKO

 Savage Arms 

Founded in 1894. As with many sporting foods manufacturers, Savage manufactured weapons for the war effort, in both World War I and World War II. Their primary product in peacetime was (and still is) a lever action hunting rifle, although they produce arms for other activities such as law enforcement.

 

 SigArms

 

 Smith & Wesson

Its origins lie in the partnership between Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson, dating 1852. First success came in 1856 with manufacture of the .22 rimfire revolver. It was an important producer of firearms during the American CIvil War and later during World Wars I and II. It is now the largest producer of handguns in the United States.


 Springfield Armory

Established in 1794 as the official government arsenal, Springfield was closed in 1968 when the government acquisition process was changed.

 

 Stoeger

 

Taurus

Forjas Taurus was established in Brazil in Porto Alegre in 1937. It opened an affiliated company in Miami, USA, in 1968 Taurus International began to produce Beretta pistols under licence. From the 1990s it began to produce its own range of pistols and revolvers in both countries.

 

 Thompson Center Arms

 

 Traditions Firearms

 

 Walther

Walther

Walther

 Weatherby

 Winchester Guns

 

 Magnum Research

 Magnum Research
Magnum Research
 


 

 

Compiled from various lists and sources:

“The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guns” by Fowler, North, Stronge & Sweeney. Published by Metro Books, New York ISBN 978-1-4351-1729-7

 

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