from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maker of guns or small firearms.


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  • Lyman Smith dabbled in livestock and lumber before joining with his brother Leroy and gun-maker William Baker to start a gun company in Syracuse, New York, in 1877.

    Classic Side-by-Side Shotguns by Field & Stream's Philip Bourjaily

  • The $1 billion long gun market is about 60% larger than the revolver and pistol market in which the legendary gun-maker specializes, according to the company.

    Smith & Wesson Riding Shotgun

  • Trade at Tetuan, and apparently everywhere else over Morocco, is not what it once was: the old flintlocks, inlaid with silver wire and lumps of pink coral, are unknown since the last gun-maker died; snuff-nuts, even slippers, do but a small business.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • In like manner, if you naïvely inquire of a gun-maker whether a particular rifle will carry two hundred yards, the chances are he will exclaim, emphatically, 'Two hundred yards, Sir?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • He was expecting a message from his gun-maker, and he opened it without any particular interest, but as he read, his whole manner changed.

    A Maker of History

  • Well, this foundling was adopted by an armorer and gun-maker.

    Major Barbara

  • Yet he was, and remained to the end, plain Patrick Mullen, blacksmith and gun-maker.

    XVI. Reform by Humane Touch

  • They were made by a Bond Street gun-maker he always went to, one of the best in London. '

    The Four Faces A Mystery

  • Moscow fortunately boasts of an excellent gun-maker, and I was able to replace our armoury with English weapons, though, of course, at a ruinous expense.

    From Paris to New York by Land

  • He was often in actual need, though we may not accept d'Argenson's story of how he was once seen selling his pistols to a gun-maker. {25a} If ever he was a miser, that vice fixed itself upon him in his utter moral ruin.

    Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles


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