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1853 NR Davis began operations in Freetown, MA.; 1883 Name changed to NR Davis & Sons; 2927 Merged with Warner Arms Corp, became Davis-Warner Arms Corp. Davenport Arms began in Providence, RI in 1880, went out of business in 1884. Wm Davenport was Superintendant of Hopkins & Allen from 1884-1890. In 1890 the WH Davenport Fire Arms Co started in Norwich, CT. and in 1910 was bought by Hopkins & Allen.


  • Hopkins & Allen (Norwich, CT) bought Forehand & Wadsworth in 1902
  • 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