|Year||Event or Weapon Established|
|1901||Submission of proposal for erection of a Rifle Factory in India for mass production of Small Arms and overhaul and repairing of Machine Gun.|
|1903||Commencement of construction of the present factory on the site of an old Gun Powder Factory.|
|1904||Factory erected on 26th September, 1904.|
|1905||The new factory-named as 'Rifle Factory, Ishapore', commenced work.|
|1907||Establishment of the first Rifle- 303" Bolt Action Rifle in September, 1907.|
|1908||Commencement of batch production of rifles from March, 1908.|
|1917||Import substitution of Walnut wood (for stocks) which was earlier imported from Europe and America through Forest Research Deptt.|
|1918-19||The last of the first World War Years, the factory manufactured 36,037 Rifles S.M.L.E type and converted 22,636 other rifles for MK VII ammunition apart from the other outturn. The staff at that time was 102 and number of workmen of the factory 4,109 only.|
|1920||First step towards Indianisation of Ordnance Factories taken
and scheme for training apprentices started in RFI.
Constitution of Rifle Factory Co-operative Society.
|1921||Rifle Factory High School established as a primary institution.|
|1923||Commencement of Repair of Vickers, 303 MK 1 Machine Gun.|
|1925||Expansion scheme sanctioned by the Government to undertake repair of Machine Guns and manufacture of the components commonly required for such repairs.|
|1927||A Sturtevant Kiln Seasoning Plant installed.|
|1928||Opening of Ordnance Training School formally on 04-01-28.|
|1929||Erection of Indian Ordnance Staff Club building.|
|1930||Tiffin room for the Indians separately Jor Hindus and Muslims built|
|1932||Establishment of Canteen|
|1933||Manufacture of gauges and tools for production of Light Automatic Vickers Berthier Machine Gun, 303" commenced.|
|1935||The pioneer V B Guns were put through their acceptance endurance trials and were proved to be of the highest U K standard.|
|1937||Manufacture of the first 200 nos. of V B
During the Second World War, Factory produced nearly half-a-million rifles.
|1943-44||Tea and Refreshment branches added with the RFI Canteen.|
|1953||Manufacture of 12 bore DBBL & SBBL Shot Guns commenced.|
|1954||GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION|
|1956||.315" Sporting Rifle established (Demand of this weapon still very high in the market.)|
|1960||7.62mm 1A1 Ishapore Rifle established.
Rifle Factory Co-operative Society adjudged as the 'Best Consumer Co-operative' for the year 1962 and awarded 'Dr. B C Roy Memorial Shield' by the Govt. of W.B
|1963||Batch production of 7.62 MM Ishapore Rifle successfully established in December.|
|1964||DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION|
|1967||Sri K C Banerjee, General Manager, RFI honoured with 'Padmashree'|
|1970||.50" Ranging Gun established.|
|1971-72||Preliminary work taken up for the manufacture of Pistol Auto 9 MM 1 A|
|1979||Manufacture of new version of Launcher Rocket (84 MM Rocket Launcher) and supply commenced.|
|1981||Bulk manufacture of 9 mm Pistol started|
|1983-84||Preliminary work for the manufacture of Rifle 5.56 mm INSAS started.|
|1990-91||Project sanctioned for manufacture Rifle
5.56 mm INSAS.
Newly developed rifle 5.56mm INSAS was handed over to the representative of lndian Army by the Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board at a ceremonial function on 4.1.1991.
|1994||Bulk production of rifle 5.56 mm INSAS commenced.
First consignment of 5.56mm INSAS rifle handed over to Army in a function held on 4.4.1994.
|1995||RFI awarded '3rd Best Productivity Award' in the Eastern Region by CII.|
|1995-96||Rifle Factory achieved the ISO 9002 Certification.|
|1997||'Technology Transfer and Assimilation Award' by the Prime Minister of India. .22" Sporting Rifle established.|
|2000||.22" Sporting Rifle marketing started.|
|2001||Rifle Factory Co-operative Society was crowned with the 'Best Co- operative Award' in West Bengal.|
|2002||.22" Revolver established.
NABL Accreditation for Chemical Testing Laboratory as per ISO/IEC 17025. Upgradation of QMS to ISIISO 9001 : 2000
|2003||.22" Ashtabhedi Revolver established.
Won National Safety Awards
Establishment of 5.56 mm EXCALIBUR Rifle
|2007||Establishment of 30-06 SPORTING Rifle|
|2008||Establishment of .223 Sporting Rifle|
|2011||Establishment of 12 Bore Pump Action Gun & Prototype Development of 0.177" Air Pistol|
|2012||Establishment of Tear Gas Gun|