Sponsored by Beloit Auction & Realty
By Meghan M.M. Trimm
Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Western, Colt, and Remington… Most people will recognize the names, but few people know the fascinating and sometimes intertwined histories of these legendary gun and ammunition makers. Remington was first. Winchester was a marketing guru. And Colt died not long after he turned 45. These are the gun makers who won the west and then brought it to American living rooms. Here’s a timeline that tells the stories of these legends – it’s the intertwined histories of famous gun makers to 1963.
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