Charles Daly

1875 – 1919
New York City

  • October 12, 1839 Charles Daly was born in New York City
  • 1875  began importing firearms into New York City
    – Charles Daly and August Shoverling
    – from the city of Suhl in what was then Prussia (Russia)
  • 1887 Shoverling and Daly were joined by a third partner named Joseph Gales
  • 1899 Charles Daly died suddenly
    – Charles Howard Daly (son) took his place
  • 1919 the partnership was sold to Henry Modell
  • 1927 sold to the Walzer family
    – owned Sloan’s Sporting Goods in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • 1976 Sloan’s sold the Charles Daly trademark to
    – Outdoor Sports Headquarters Inc. (OSHI)
    – sporting goods wholesaler in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1996, OSHI was sold to
    – Jerry’s Sport Center
    – firearm wholesaler in Forest City, Pennsylvania
  • 1996 bought by KBI, Inc. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    – “Charles Daly, The Shooting Sports Specialist”
  • 2008, KBI formed Charles Daly Defense
    – a new division to build Charles Daly Defense AR-15
  • January 29, 2010 Charles Daly and KBI were going out of business
  • January 2012, Charles Daly and CD Defense
    – announced their return to the US market
    – with Trans World Arms LLC of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • September 2012 Charles Daly trademark acquired by Samco Global Arms, Inc. (SGAI) in Miami, Florida
  • 2017 the Charles Daly trademark bought by Chiappa Firearms


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