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The Winchester Repeating Arms Company

The Winchester Repeating Arms Company After years of working with Oliver Winchester, Benjamin Henry became angered over what he believed was inadequate compensation for his contributions. Henry was trying to convince the Connecticut Legislature to


Smith & Wesson Revolver Company

Smith & Wesson Revolver Company Smith & Wesson, having formed Volcanic Repeating Arms to develop Walter Hunt’s Rocket Ball ammunition and lever-action mechanism. Quickly sold their patents to Oliver Winchester and moved on to found


The Luger, AKA Pistole Parabellum

GEORG LUGER At the turn of the 20th century, pistols were becoming more compact, easier to use, and more lethal. At the bleeding edge of this arms-race was the Luger. Developed by the famed Austrian


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