O.F. Mossberg & Sons

Started March 1919
New Haven, Connecticut

O.F. Mossberg & Sons the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in USA

  • 1866 Oscar Frederick Mossberg born in Sweden
    1866–1937
  • 1886 emigrated to the United States
  • worked at the Iver Johnson Arms
  •  managed C.S. Shattuck Arms Co
  •  worked for J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co
    –  he designed a small four-shot novelty pistol
  • 1907 – 1909 made 500 four-shot pistols in old barn behind his house
  • 1914 worked for Marlin
    moved to New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1919 Marlin went out of business
  • March 1919 at 53-years-old O.F. Mossberg
    his two sons, Iver and Harold
    started O.F. Mossberg & Sons in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1920 -1932 4-shot .22-caliber pocket pistol the Brownie
  • 1921 the company purchased a new building
  • 1922 first .22 rimfire rifles
  • 1922 pump-action repeater designed by Arthur E. Savage
    (son of the owner of Savage Arms Corp)
  • 1937 built a third factory
  • 1937 O.F. Mossberg passed the business continued under his son Harold
  • made parts for Browning M2 during World War II
  • 1960 new facility in North Haven
  • firearms production moved to Eagle Pass, Texas

O.F. Mossberg & Sons

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