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Designers/Inventors/Gunsmiths

 These are some of the worlds best known / historically important gunsmiths & inventors that have played a role in the firearm industry - by date.

Note: If any spellings/dates are wrong, please let us know. Once a correction can be verified, we will make the necessary adjustments.

Birth Creator Death
1550 Marin le Bourgeoys 1634
Apr 13, 1766 Jean Samuel Pauly 1821
Dec 28, 1768 Alexander Forsyth Jun 11, 1843
May 28, 1774 Edward Charles Howard Sep 28, 1816
1776 Joshua Shaw 1860
Oct 28, 1793 Eliphalet Remington II Aug 12, 1861
1810 François Prélat 1850
Jul 19, 1814 Samuel Colt Jan 10, 1862
Jun 4, 1818 Alexander Henry Jan 27, 1894
Sep 12, 1818 Dr. Richard Gatling Feb 26, 1903
Mar 22, 1821 Benjamin Henry Jun 8, 1898
Feb 1, 1822 Edward Mounier Boxer Jan 1, 1898
Sep 6, 1824 Hiram Berdan Mar 31, 1893
Oct 1, 1826 Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss Feb 14, 1885
Aug 27, 1835 Daniel Myron Lefever "Uncle Dan" Oct 29, 1906
Feb 5, 1840 Hiram Stevens Maxim Nov 24, 1916
Mar 6, 1849 Georg Luger Dec 22, 1923
Jan 23, 1855 John Moses Browning Nov 26, 1926
Nov 22, 1858 Carl Walther Jul 9, 1915
Jan 1, 1888 John Cantius Garand Feb 16, 1974
Nov 10, 1919 Mikhail Kalashnikov Dec 23, 2013
Nov 22, 1922 Eugene Stoner Apr 24, 1997
Dec 15, 1923 Uziel Gal Sep 7, 2002

 

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