– Founder and CEO
Company founder and CEO Jack Warne was born in Adelaide and now
lives in the United States. For more than 40 years Jack
Warne's company made Sportco firearms in South Australia and
sold them world-wide.
The history of
Jack’s role in the Sportco story can be read about under the
history section of this site. Those who are interested in the
history of Sportco should be aware that its founder is
alive and well, living with his lovely wife Marjorie and
enjoying life to the fullest. We thank Jack and his family for
their support for this website and telling the story behind the
Warne with his
Australian made Monaro near his Oregon home.
many projects still underway,
heavily committed to
supporting his local community.
remaining treasures from the Sportco days still have a
proud place in the Warne household.
Model 63A rifle being examined by Jack Warne (right) and
then Managing Director of Omark Industries Bill Langman
Warne and Bill Langman sharing memories surrounded by
old factory memorabilia.
Fleetwood, Director of South Australian dealership S.A.
Sportsgoods Distributors sharing moments with Jack
Warne in Adelaide, May 2006.
Arms Company Christmas drinks circa 1949.