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How Well Do You Know the History of America's Famous Firearms Manufacturers?
by John Miller
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From the Revolutionary War, to the Old West, to the World Wars and everything in between, firearms have played a major role in the development of United States history. Whether you consider the American Long Rifle or the M1 Garand to be the most iconic weapon, none of these famous guns would’ve ever seen the light of day without innovative manufacturers.

It’s the gunmakers, after all, who arm the hunters and warriors who make history.

What do you really know about the companies that built some of America’s best-loved firearms? Do you know which ones relied on shotgun sales? How about those that made nothing but revolvers and pistols?

In the late 1800s, a flurry of innovations drastically changed the firearms market. Do you remember which companies jumped on these changes in order to make cutting-edge weapons? And do you know how these intrepid businessmen reacted to the American Civil War?

Do you know which company perfected one of the most iconic lever-action rifles of all time? Do you know who took existing revolver designs and made them commercially successful?

It’s these stories that make up the history of America’s best-known firearms builders. Let’s find out if you know Remington from Winchester!

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