Your question is to broad in scope. Are you talking about current production? Rifles, shotguns or handguns?
Rifles, shotguns, handguns, machine guns. Mainly rifles and shotguns.
Yes, both rifles and shotguns.
Sorry- there is no ONE best. Remington is the oldest US gunmaker, Winchester has made great rifles and shotguns, Mossberg (notice spelling?) has made tons of good working firearms. Some folks like chocolate, some vanilla, and some Rocky Road.
Winchester did not make revolvers,only rifles and shotguns,even in the 1920,s.
Winchester, Mossberg, Remington
Rifles- .22 long rifle, 308 Winchester, 30-06 springfield, 30-30 Winchester, 270 Winchester, 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, 243 Winchester, 300 Winchester mag., 300 Winchester short mag. 25-06 Remington. Pistols- 9mm, 40 smith and Wesson, .38 special, 357 mag, 44 mag, 22 long rifle. Shotguns- 12 gauge, 20 ga., 410 ga.
Winchester made some that did. Remington also, IIRC.
Remington makes a variety of rifles and shotguns using various sizes of ammunition.
Winchester Remington Marlin Savage Colt Ruger
Not possible to answer since they are still being made today, but the total is in the several tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions. In addition to civilian rifles, shotguns, and a very few handguns, remember that Remington made them for the US military as well.
Rifles have bolt actions and I've never seen a bolt action on a shotgun or handgun
IF the rifle has a serial number, contact Winchester Cutomer AService through their website. Many rifles and shotguns made prior to 1968 did not HAVE a serial number, and may only be dated to a range of production years.
Texas Gun Laws (As of January, 2008) State Requirements for Rifles and Shotguns Permit to purchase rifles and shotguns? No. Registration of rifles and shotguns? No. Licensing of owners of rifles and shotguns? No. Permit to carry rifles and shotguns? No. source: http://crime.about.com/od/gunlawsbystate/a/gunlaws_tx.htm
Winchester did not keep records of the production by year of the model 77,22cal rifles.I can say that the model 77 was made from 1955-1962.Winchester made 217,000 rifles during this time span.I would say that your rifles serial number puts your rifles production in the first year which is 1955.
Ithaca began manufacturing shotguns and rifles in 1880, often using expired Remington patents.
Ordinary rifles and shotguns, no. Assault rifles, yes. See link below.
The last year of production for the Remington model nylon model 66 was 1990.These rifles were made from 1959-1990 with a total production of 1,050,336.
As of March 31, 2006, the New Haven, Connecticut, plant where they were manufactured has been closed. The Winchester trade name, which is owned by Olin, was licensed to Fabrique Nationale of Belgium which operated the New Haven plant. Although Winchester shotguns and some rifles will continue to be produced in Belgium and Japan, there are no plans to continue production of the classic lever action rifles.
Because in the year 1964 Winchester decided to re vamp their manufacturing process of rifles and shotguns to reduce costs associated with the production of their firearms.Hence the quality dropped also.The more labor intensive hand finishing and fitting of their rifles and shotguns were eliminated,along with the traditional mauser bolts for their rifles.The push feed type of bolt was now used on model 70 rifles.More stamped parts were used instead of forged parts for the lever action rifle,s also.More models were dropped during this time and not replaced due to costs associated with production.
Rifles, shotguns and handguns differ mostly on the type of cartridge used.
rifles are for further range compared to shotguns, and handguns are not as powerful.
The Sureshot shotgun was made by Cooey Machine and Arms company of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Cooey was purchased by Winchester-Western and produced rifles and shotguns under the name of Cooey, Winchester-Cooey, and Winchester.
Well really its all a matter of opinion and i would be happy to give you mine. For Shotguns Remington For Pistiols Colt For Rifles Ruger For sniper rifles Barrett hope this helps Beathalor