Firearm Manufactures


  • Remington Arms
    founded in 1816 Ilion, New York Remington is the oldest gun maker in the US   largest US …
  • Sharps Rifle Manufacturing
    created on October 9, 1851 Hartford, Connecticut 1848 – Christian Sharps (1810–1874), …
  • Colt’s Manufacturing
    founded in 1855 1836 founded by Samuel Colt 1847 Colt Walker Single Action Army Peacemaker Colt …
  • Smith & Wesson
    founded in 1856 Connecticut, Massachusetts Smith and Wesson both worked at the National Armory in …
  • Stevens Arms
    1864 Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts  founded by Joshua Stevens in 1864 in Chicopee, Massachusetts …
  • Winchester Repeating Arms Company
    founded in 1866 New Haven, Connecticut  1855 the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company – Horace …
  • Parker Bros
    1867 – 1942 Meriden, Connecticut 1867 launched by Charles Parker in Meriden, Connecticut …
  • Hopkins & Allen
    founded in 1868 – 1916 1868 founded by 5 people based in Norwich, Connecticut 1898 Hopkins …
  • Marlin Firearms
    1870 Connecticut, New York, Kentucky 1870 founded by John Marlin in North Haven, Connecticut  side …
  • H&R Firearms
    Harrington & Richardson founded in 1871 – 2015 Massachusetts 1875 Harrington & …
  • Iver Johnson
    from 1871 to 1993 Massachusetts U.S. firearms, bicycle, and motorcycle manufacturer Iver Johnson …
  • Charles Daly
    1875 – 1919 New York City October 12, 1839 Charles Daly was born in New York City 1875  began …
  • Browning Arms Company
    founded in 1880 Ogden, Utah 1880 founded by brothers John Moses Browning (1855-1926) and Matthew …
  • Ithaca Gun Company
    established  in 1883 in Ithaca, New York firearms based on expired patents owned by Remington Arms …
  • Marble Arms
    began in 1892 Gladstone, Michigan Marble Universal Rifle Sight 1892 began by Webster L. Marble …
  • Savage Arms
    founded in 1894 Westfield, Massachusetts & Canada 1892 Arthur Savage designed a rifle for Colt …
  • Auto-Ordnance
    Aug 1916 Auto-Ordnance August 1916 founded by John T. Thompson 1919 first short run production …
  • O.F. Mossberg & Sons
    Started March 1919 New Haven, Connecticut O.F. Mossberg & Sons the oldest family-owned firearms …
  • Stoeger
    established in 1923 New York, New Jersey, Maryland 1923 Alexander F. Stoeger – issued a price …
  • High Standard
    1926 – 2018 1926 founded in Hamden, Connecticut 1932 purchased by Carl Gustav Swebilius …
  • Weatherby
     founded in 1945 California, Wyoming 1945 founded by Roy Weatherby in Huntington Park, California …
  • Nosler
    began in 1948 in Bend, Oregon “Quality First”   April 4, 1913 John Amos Nosler was born 1946 …
  • Sturm, Ruger & Co
    founded in 1949 Connecticut, Arizona, North Carolina Ruger is currently America’s largest …
  • Yankee Hill Machine
    1951 Massachusetts 1951 founded by Wallace Judd & James Graham in Yankee Hill, Massachusetts …
  • ArmaLite
     incorporated on October 1, 1954 California, Illinois, Arizona October 1, 1954 a subdivision of …
  • Century International Arms
    founded in 1961 Vermont, Florida William Sucher took a Lee–Enfield rifle in trade against a …
  • Charter Arms
    since 1964 1964 founded by Douglas McClennahan – he had previously worked for Colt, High …
  • SIONICS
    Studies In the Operational Negation of Insurgents and Counter-Subversion founded in 1966 1966 …
  • Thompson Center Arms
    since 1967 New Hampshire, Massachusetts Warren Center developed an unusual break-action, …
  • Dan Wesson
     incorporated in 1968 Norwich, New York 1852 Smith & Wesson was founded by Horace Smith and …
  • Auto Mag
    1970 – 1971 Pasadena, California 1966 designed the Auto Mag pistol – designed by Harry …
  • RG Industries
    1950s Röhm Gesellschaft founded 1970 RG Industries founded Miami, Florida Rohm Gmbh in West Germany …
  • Raven Arms
    1970 – 1991 Irvine, California 1970 established by George Jennings 1978 his son Bruce …
  • Military Armament Corporation
    1970 – 1973 co-founded by Gordon Ingram and Mitchell WerBell within a year both had been from …
  • Bauer Automatic
    1972–1984 in Fraser, Michigan R.B. Industries (Robert Bauer) imported the Mauser 3000 rifles …
  • North American Arms
    founded in 1972   founded in 1972 1974 new owners renamed North American Arms Corp …
  • Bushmaster
    1973 1973 originally the Gwinn Firearms Company in Madison, North Carolina sold the Bushmaster …
  • Seecamp
     from 1973 to 2014 Milford, Connecticut Ludwig (Louis) Wilhelm Seecamp (1901-1989) – before …
  • Springfield Armory
      named for the original Springfield Armory in Massachusetts the original armory closed in …
  • Knight’s Armament Company
    Founded in 1974 sole proprietorship,owned by C. Reed Knight producing rifles (including the M110), …
  • Shiloh Rifle
    began in 1976 New York, Montana 1848-1881 32-year run of original Sharps rifle production March 12, …
  • Detonics
    founded in 1976 1976-1987 Detonics Manufacturing Company – Seattle, Washington 1987-1992 New …
  • AMT
    Arcadia Machine & Tool 1977 – 1998 from Irwindale, California 1978 AMT Backup 380 1982 to …
  • Beretta USA
    Since 1526 1977 Beretta USA was established a tradition that has carried over, uninterrupted, …
  • Wilson Combat
    started in 1977 Berryville, Arkansas 1977 started by Bill Wilson as “Wilson’s Gun …
  • Freedom Arms
    founded in 1978 founded by Wayne Baker and Dick Casull 5-shot mini revolver in .22 LR known as …
  • Jennings Firearms
    1978 Irvine, California 1978 founded by Bruce Jennings in  Irvine, California – son of Raven …
  • Kimber Manufacturing
    founded in 1979 1950s Jack Warne started Sporting Arms (Sportco) in Adelaide, South Australia 1968 …
  • Magnum Research
    founded in 1979 Minnesota, Pennsylvania 1979 Magnum Research’s founders, Jim Skildum and John …
  • American Derringer
    founded in 1980 – 1991 Waco, Texas 1980 founded by Robert A. Saunders and Elizabeth Saunders …
  • Dillon Precision
    started 1980 Scottsdale Dillon Precision is privately owned by the Dillon family 1970s Begins to …
  • Lewis Machine and Tool Company
     founded in 1980 Eldridge, Iowa founded by Karl Lewis 1976 Karl worked for Springfield Armory left …
  • FN USA
    established in 1889 USA factory opened in 1981 Columbia, South Carolina Belgium history 1889 FN …
  • Davis Industries
    1982 – 1999 Chino, California 1982 established by Jim Davis in Chino, California – …
  • Barrett
     founded in 1982 1982 founded by Ronnie G. Barrett in Christiana, Tennessee 1982 M82 February 26, …
  • Olympic Arms
    began in 1956 – 2017 Robert Schuetz partnered in business with  gunsmith P.O. Ackley 1956 …
  • Calico
    Calico Light Weapons Systems founded October 1982 California, Nevada, Oregon Oct 1982 in …
  • Tippmann Arms Company
    1983 Indiana 1983 Tippmann Arms Company started Dennis Tippmann and his brother Martin Tippmann …
  • Goncz Armament, Inc
    1984 – 1990 North Hollywood, CA  Lajos John Goncz invented – Hungarian Goncz Armament …
  • Taurus
    200,000-square-foot founded in 1939 US plant in 1984 based in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do …
  • Intratec
    based in Miami, Florida started in 1984 1982 Interdynamic AB of Sweden – George Kelgren …
  • DPMS Panther Arms
    founded  in 1985 Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services (DPMS) 1985 founded in Osseo, Minnesota …
  • SIG Sauer
     founded in 1985 Virginia, New Hampshire Old World Sig  founded in 1853 in – Friedrich Peyer …
  • Rock Island Armory
    USA office opened in 1985 Nevada, Montana Armscor history in Philippines 1941 – Don Celso Tuason …
  • Glock USA
    1963, 1986 in USA 1963 Gaston Glock founded in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria – started out making …
  • Eagle Arms
    1986 Coal Valley Illinois 1986 Karl Lewis and Jim Glazier formed Eagle Arms in Coal Valley Illinois …
  • Cobray
    part Cobra snake & part Moray Eel = Cobray started in 1986 Gordon Ingram invented the M-0 …
  • Grendel Inc
    founded in 1987 Rockledge, Florida founded by George Kellgren after he left Interdynamic (Intratec) …
  • Lorcin Engineering
    established in 1989 Mira Loma, California 1989 established by Jim Waldorf in Mira Loma, California …
  • Sundance Industries
    1989 – 2002 Valencia, California 1989 established by Steven Jennings in Valencia, California …
  • Claridge Hi-Tech
    1990 – 1993 Northridge, California 1990 Joe and Gail Claridge bought 50% of Goncz Armament, …
  • STI International
    started in 1990 Georgetown, Texas 1990 Tripp Research, Inc. – Virgil Tripp started building …
  • Cooper Firearms of Montana
    founded in 1990 Stevensville, Montana “Rifles should shoot as well as they look and vice …
  • Kel-Tec
    Founded in 1991 in Cocoa, Florida Founded by George Kellgren in Cocoa, Florida 1995 P-11 1999 P-32 …
  • Les Baer Custom
    founded in 1991 Hillsdale, Illinois 2007 moved to LeClaire, Iowa when Illinois started implementing …
  • Hi-Point Firearms
    founded in 1992 1992 Founded by Thomas Deeb to manufacture economical weapons focused on safety and …
  • Phoenix Arms
    established in 1992 1991 Raven Arms burned down – George Jennings retired and sold his …
  • USFA
    U.S. Fire Arms Manufacturing Co 1993 – 2013 Hartford, Connecticut founded by Doug Donnelly …
  • R. J. Braverman
    1990-2004 1990 Bob Braverman filed for a patent on his pen gun 1991  marketed by American Derringer …
  • Serbu Firearms
    Founded in 1995 Class 2 manufacturer  1989 Super-Shorty – designed & built as a favor …
  • Bond Arms
    1995 Granbury, Texas 1995 founded by Greg Bond in Granbury, Texas – originally named Texas …
  • Kahr Arms
    Founded in 1995 New York, Pennsylvania 1995 founded by Justin Moon in Blauvelt, New York – …
  • I.O. Inc
    founded in 1995 North Carolina, Florida 1995 Ulrich “Uli” Wiegand started the company …
  • Rock River Arms
    1996 Colona, Illinois brothers Mark and Chuck Larson originally named Tolerance Plus in Cleveland, …
  • Henry Repeating Arms
    started in 1996 lever action manufacturer no affiliation or lineage to Benjamin Tyler Henry 1996 …
  • U.S. Ordnance
    since 1997 McCarran, Nevada located in McCarran, Nevada produces M60 and  M2 machine guns …
  • CZ-USA
    since 1997 California, Missouri 1991 importers/distributors as Bauska, Action Arms and Magnum …
  • LWRC International
    founded in 1999  Land Warfare Resources Corporation in Cambridge, Maryland…
  • Montana Rifle Company
    created in 1999 created by gunsmith Keith Sipe – Kimber employee 2019 acquired by private …
  • Robinson Armament
    Started in 1999 North Salt Lake, Utah   1999 founded by Alex Robinson 1999 – 2005 …
  • Lakeside Guns
    2001 – ? 1986 Tippmann Arms Company quit minitures, started paintball 1986 change in gun laws …
  • Cobra Enterprises
    since July 1, 2001 Salt Lake City, Utah  Wilford Gentry, President one of the “Ring of …
  • Daniel Defense
    founded in 2002 2002 founded by Marty Daniel Savannah, Georgia 2009 new facility in Black Creek, …
  • Patriot Ordnance Factory
    founded in 2002 Phoenix, Arizona 2002 founded by aerospace engineer Frank DeSomma gas impingement …
  • TROY Industries
    started in 2003 West Springfield, Massachusetts Steve Troy – retired Massachusetts State …
  • Stag Arms
    founded in May 2003 Connecticut, Wyoming founded in May 2003 and located in New Britain, …
  • Heckler & Koch
    HK USA started 2004 Virginia, New Hampshire, Georgia 1948, three former Mauser engineers, Edmund …
  • Jimenez Arms
    2004 California, Nevada August 2004 Paul Jimenez, bought the bankrupt Bryco Arms reopened in Costa …
  • Nighthawk Custom
    formed in 2004 Berryville, Arkansas Mark Stone is a founder and the owner  gunsmiths who worked for …
  • Desert Tech
    founded in 2007 West Valley City, Utah 2007 founded as Desert Tactical Arms by Nick Young …
  • Chiappa Firearms USA
     started USA branch in 2007 Dayton, Ohio 1958  founded by Ezechiele Chiappa as Armi Sport – …
  • Microtech MSAR
    founded in 1994 Florida, North Carolina  famous for its tactical OTF automatic knives 1994 founded …
  • SilencerCo
    founded in 2008 West Valley City, Utah founded by Joshua Waldron and Jonathon Shults 72,000 square …
  • Steyr Arms
     USA office 2008 1864 Josef Werndl founded a company that would become Steyr Arms 1884 M. 85 battle …
  • Palmetto State Armory
    established in 2008 South Carolina 2008 Jamin McCallum began selling magazines and ammunition …
  • Para USA
    moved to USA in 2009 – 2015 Canada, North Carolina, Alabama History in Canada 1985 founded by …
  • Windham Weaponry
    2011 Windham, Maine “The Quality Goes In, Before The Rifle Goes Out”   2011 Richard Dyke …
  • Kalashnikov USA
    since 2011 Pompano Beach, Florida privately owned and operated United States – subsidiary of …
  • Defense Distributed
    since Dec 2012 to develop and freely publish firearms-related design schematics that can be …
  • Israel Weapon Industries
    founded in 1933 US operations in 2013 Middletown, Pennsylvania formerly the Magen division of the …
  • Trailblazer Firearms
    started in 2014 Trailblazer Firearms 2014 founded by Aaron Voigt – to design, develop, …
  • Auto Mag LTD
    2015  150 pistols per month   AUTO MAG LTD CO 4232 Meadow St. Loris, SC 29569 (843) 560-9780 …
  • Tippmann Armory
    since 2015 Fort Wayne, Indiana originated from Tippmann Arms, a manufacturer of miniature scale …

 

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