The Beginnings

Around the time of the Revolutionary War, Norwich was on its way to be one of the top ten largest cities in the colonies and it produced parts for the Colonial Navy, primarily anchors and canons. It wasn’t until 1798 that muskets were commissioned and made in Norwich. The order of 200 was finished and delivered in 1801. In 1842 Ethan Allen Brought the industrial revolution with him and started a long line of firearms manufacturing in Norwich.

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