Camfour marks 60 years.

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Camfour Inc. celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. In 1952, Westfield, Mass., entrepreneur Albert Ferst launched the company, with a focus on the sporting goods market. The company sold everything from boats, snowmobiles and lawnmowers to campers, fishing tackle and firearms.

In 1976, Camfour consolidated its operation in Westfield, closing a New York location, and later phased out fishing tackle and non-firearm associated products. This was the beginning of Camfour's focus on the firearms industry, and a commitment to sell exclusively to independent storefront retailers.

In 1985, Camfour introduced its state-of-the-art computer ordering software to dealers. PCGun was developed at the beginning of the...

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