Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company/Galazan’s started in 1975 by our current president Antony Galazan. Mr. Galazan as a young man was visited by the ATF and because of the volume of guns they suggested that a license should be applied for and that is when the business officially started 48 years ago. The main focus at the time was used shotguns and barrel gauges and screws which are still being manufactured by the company. In approximately 1991 the company was incorporated.
The company is now in its 3rd location and is over 120,000 square feet of manufacturing. We manufacture the following guns: A. H. Fox, Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company Model 21, A. Galazan Over & Under, Galazan Side by Side, RBL Launch Edition, RBL 28 gauge, NRA RBL Signature Edition, Inverness, Revelation.
In 1991 we started manufacturing the sidelock over and under, in 1992 the Fox shotgun, in 1995 the Winchester Custom Shop for the Model 21 was purchased. They have since come out with a side by side sidelock, the Parker shotgun for Remington, in 2006 the very high quality and affordable RBL line now available in 28 gauge, also some unique limited edition guns like Model 21 .22 rifles, large bore double rifles, .22 Fox double rifles, we also do repair work exclusively on the Model 21 under an agreement with Winchester, buy and sell used shotguns and carry many hard to find proprietary shotgun products; over 3000 different items many available exclusively through Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company . In 2008 Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company became the sole distributor of the B. Rizzini line of high quality shotguns.
When someone first comes to Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, one comment we hear over and over again that is obvious, our concern more than anything else, more than making money is that we build the best guns we can produce.
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company is a completely integrated company. We make our own designs, with our own engineers, we make our own tooling, we make our own fixturing, we make our own prototypes, we make our own guns and their components. It cost more, but the end product is superior to virtually anyone else’s. You would be surprised to find out most shotgun manufacturers in our category are merely assembling operations at best. By manufacturing from the foundation up, from the inception of the project, it allows us to build an uncompromised product. We understand the interplay of design and from there, the actual manufacturing. When we have a new design or idea, our only goal is to make the best, not how much it costs that is why you can have confidence in the superior products from Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company If you want the best, that is what we are offering, it is made in America with pride, craftsmanship, and without compromise.
Because we know the product so well, we stand behind the guns we make, supporting them 100% and to the original owners we offer unprecedented warranties. In many cases, including finish wear. We have been in the gun business for over 48 years and enjoy a reputation that is unequaled to support our products to the customer’s satisfaction. Our warranty not only extends to our new guns, but virtually to any used guns we sell with some exceptions. You can buy a new gun from a authorized dealer, but you’ll find out when it breaks just how good their warranty is. They are not the manufacturer, just a mere dealer. We know firsthand that many of those parts are not available and in many cases because of product redesigning parts are no longer available at all. If we sell you a gun we warranty it and quickly. Other dealers represent manufactures and simply can’t do that. We make provisions, if its an old gun or new gun and we repair it quickly. If you come to our facility, you’ll realize that. Because we represent many different lines of guns, we know firsthand you can easily have a new product you simply cannot get repaired in a timely manner. They may tell you they can, but we’ve seen it time and time again of people waiting for months... sometimes years to get it repaired. We only service guns that we’ve sold and we make sure when we sell it , we can service it.
Because we know the product so well, we stand behind the guns we make, supporting them 100% and to the original owners we offer unprecedented warranties. In many cases, including finish wear. We have been in the gun business for over 48 years and enjoy a reputation that is unequaled to support our products to the customer’s satisfaction.
Connecticut Shotgun has no dealers, we sell everything direct and there’s a long waiting period in most cases. We take great care of everything we make and handle. Remember when you go to your dealer who handles many lines of guns quite simply, they’re going to sell you whichever gun benefits them the most financially. It’s impossible to serve many different manufacturers adequately and it just boils down to how much money they make and that’s the gun they’re going to sell you. Because of the vast variety of products we make, we generally have what’s in the best interest for our customer, and if we don’t, we tell you right up front. When we make a gun for a specific purpose, we do it because we feel we make it better than any of our competitors.
Many people say that they’re the biggest or the largest, or the best… but simply look at our inventory, our commitment financially, and the amount of expertise we posses in one facility. We don’t know of another company in the world that is so completely integrated on virtually every gun we make. We don’t rely on outside subcontractors for people that serve many manufacturers, we do it ourselves.
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company