Manufacturer Details 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.