I mentioned Tredegar mainly because it’s the only Confederate firearms manufacturer named.Hmm, out of curiosity what gives you that impression?
Well, there would definitely be an economic divide. Six years after the end of slavery in the CSA and the former slaves would have a hard time pulling themselves out, especially if competing with poor whites for work as well.
I think the Saulites are a populist/militant group who adopted insurgent tactics on a small scale over the course of the latter half of the 19th century. So the Confederacy probably had an issue with Saul's memory spurring killings, sabotage, and the like throughout the years. Be interesting to see what Mr. Brooks thinks up.
I always felt Colt would branch into the Confederacy eventually. Colt sold de-facto to the Confederate army during the war via private buyers like Forrest.