Shaw Barrels began its history as a nut and bolt manufacturer that heavily supported the railroad industry. As the likelihood of the United States entering WWI became more and more likely the countries resources were diverted to wartime efforts. Factories of all kinds were converted to making implements of war. Small shops all they way to large automakers were given the task of tooling up for the impending entrance to the first global war. With the experience and know how it was only natural that our efforts were allocated to manufacturing all types of small arms barrels. At the conclusion of WWI our sister company, Small Arms Manufacturing was born. Small Arms Manufacturing would go on to be the leading supplier of OEM gun barrels, providing premium gun barrels to small shops and large manufactures alike.
Over the years we have expanded to three plants, all with the ability to produce premium grade gun barrels in all varieties.