Firearm Manufacturers


  • 1526Beretta Firearms founded
    crossbow company
    Sold Arquebus barrels to the Arsenal of Venice
    1550 In Italy the Beretta family branched into guns
  • Whitney Arms Company
    – applied mass production to rifle manufacture

  • 1777 – Springfield Armory founded
    – first U.S. federal armory to manufacture firearms
  • 1816  Remington Arms Company

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