Manufacturer Details Springfield

Springfield

SPRINGFIELD

 George Washington ordered the creation of Springfield Armory in 1777 to store revolutionary ammunition and gun carriages.  In 1794, the Armory began the manufacture of muskets for a young country.  For the next 150 years, Springfield Armory functioned as a supplier for every major American conflict as well as a "think tank" for new firearms concepts.  In 1968, citing budgetary concerns, the U.S. Government closed the Armory.