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FOREHAND & WADSWORTH CATALOGS
IN CURRENT PUBLICATION

Firm started as Allen & Thurber in 1842-47 then from 1847-56 as Allen, Thurber & Co. From 1856 to 1863 as Allen & Wheelock and from 1863-71 as E. Allen & Co. Forehand & Wadsworth grew out of E. Allen and operated from 1871-1890 when it became Forehand Arms Co. In 1902 the handgun business was sold to Iver Johnson and the Long Gun business to Hopkins & Allen.

  • Hopkins & Allen (Norwich, CT) bought Forehand & Wadsworth in 1902.
  • H&A continued to manufacture guns marked Forehand Arms Co.
  • Hopkins & Allen bought the assets of Davenport after Mr. D died in 1903
  • Hopkins & Allen was bought by Marlin-Rockwell in 1916.
  • Crescent Arms Co. (formed 1892) of Norwich CT was bought by
  • HD Folsom Co in 1893 (merged with Davis Warner in 1930) then trading as
  • Crescent- Davis until bought by J Stevens in 1932.
  • Davis-Warner was formed by merging of NR Davis and Warner Arms in 1917.

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