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Beretta the Italian Gun manufacturer is almost 500 years old.

A lot of the firearms manufacturers are over a century old.

FN Herstal, Mossberg & Sons, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Browning, Walther all tick the 100+ year mark.

However, most of them trace their roots back to the industrial revolution, and didn't make the transition from bespoke pieces to mass production like Beretta did.

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