A friend asked me this question, “Who owns Colts firearms?” After I checked the information out, I found that it is indeed the question that people ask all the time. In my researching, I have learned that there are a lot of private companies out there that manufacture guns for people. However, there are also a lot of government-run agencies that contract out the manufacturing of this weaponry to other companies. So, who owns Colts firearms?”
The question might be a bit personal and a little disturbing. Since I purchased my gun, I have not been given any information on who manufactured it for me. They have referred me to an entity that they said was the manufacturer. The entity that they directed me too was supposed to be a parent company; however, the name of the parent company was never mentioned. The only reference they gave me for the name of the parent company was that it was “a company from South Carolina”.
Based on my research, the very first entity that they directed me to was “Fiat Sales”. According to the official website, “Fiat Sales manufacture and market a selection of weapons from firearm manufacturers around the world. A portion of the firearms are U.S. made, with the remainder being manufactured in Switzerland”. This would place the order from “Fiat Sales” as being sent from another “parent company” of rifles like the Remington rifles. Based on this information alone, I can assume that they received their shipment from “Fiat Sales”.
Based on the information that I currently have, “Fiat Sales” does not have a web address. The only way that I was able to find their contact information is by going to Google and doing a search for them. Based on my findings, there was a farm in Texas that I was able to get a hold of, and from that point, I was able to confirm that the contact information was correct. Based on this information alone, I was able to determine that the name of the parent corporation is “Fiat Sales”. So based on my findings, we can now safely assume that the rifle that we were told was a Remington rifle was in fact, a “Fiat Sales” firearm.
Based on my information, this is a direct link between “Fiat Sales” and Remingtons, and they are linked in more ways than one. So, based on my research and investigation, we can assume that “Fiat Sales” received their shipment from “Remingtons Inc”, which is a direct distributor to “Windcore”. Also based on my information, I was led to suspect “Windcore” as being the manufacturer of “Granny Smith” rifles. Therefore, since “Fiat Sales” changed their name to “Windcore” in July of 2021, and “Windcore” changed their name to “Century Imports”, we can also assume that the “Century Imports” manufacturing company may be where “Windcore” gets their firearms from.
Based on the information that I have been able to gather, it appears that the rifles that we were sold by a “sell and rent” group may have originated from “Century Imports”, and that the rifle was purchased from “Fiat Sales” in Texas. This would mean that either “Windcore” or “Century Imports” is the manufacturer of the gun that was sent to us with the incorrect name. It also means that either “Windcore” or “Century Imports” is the manufacturer of the Remington shotgun that was sent to us with the wrong name. Given all of the information that I have found, I can only come to the conclusion that we may have received an improper delivery of a Remington rifle, and that this could be the reason for the problems that we are experiencing.