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Posted 29 September 2005 - 09:22 PM

Codes and Markings
101 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Savage.
102 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Savage.
103 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Marlin.
104 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Hunter Arms Company.
11.25M/M AUT. PISTOL M/1914 Marking on .45 acp Colt M1911 pistol copy made by Kongsberg Vapenfabriks, in Kongsberg, Norway.
121 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Universal.
122 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hugo Schmeisser.
14T WW-II German ordnance code assigned to J. P. Sauer & Sohn Gewehrfabrik, Suhl, Germany.
153 Code preceeding the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Laurona.
162 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark assigned to Fabrica d'Armi Beretta in Gardone, Italy.
1924 Model Marking on S & W revolver copy made in Eibar, Spain by Fabrica de Armas Garantazadas.
237 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf on the Neckar, Germany.
237 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorm am Neckar, Germany. This code has also been ascribed to Berlin-Lubecker Maschinfabrik AG, Werk Lubeck, Germany.
243 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werk AG, Werk Berlin-Borsigwalde, Eichborndamm, Germany.
27 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to B. Geipel GmbH, Waffenfabrik Erma, Erfurt, Germany.
27 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Feinmachanische Werke GmbH, Erfert, Germany.
273 Code preceeding the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Winchester.
281 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Zoli.
282 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company arms indicating manufacture by Cia. Brasileira de Cartuchos.
292 Code following the model name on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Miroku.
340 Code preceeding model number on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Ithaca.
42 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany. Some authorities claim that up until 1937 this code was used by Simson & Company of Suhl, Germany, but this is unproven.
433 Code used by Sears, Roebuck & Company preceeding model number indicating manufacturer by AyA.
446 Code preceeding the model number on arms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Mossberg.
480 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Carl Walther, Ze la-Mehlis, Germany.
583 Code number preceeding the model number on Sears, Roebuck & Company arms made by High Standard.
660 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to to Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, Steyr, Austria.
84 Gun Company Importer of sporting arms in Eight-Four, Pennsylvania, c.1973.
870 Code preceeding the model number on arms for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Voere.
925 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf on the Neckar, Germany.
945 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenfabrik Brunn AG, Brno, Czechoslovakia.
A & F Abbreviation for Abercrombie & Fitch.
A & M Rifle Company Abbreviation for Atkinson & Marquart of Prescott, Arizona, c.1960-70's.
A & R Sales Company Manufacturer of M1911.45 frames and military rifle receivers, dealer of surplus military gun parts, since 1969 in South EI Monte, California.
A Y A Tradename of Aguirre y Aranzabal; Eibar, Spain from 1927. Makers of fine shotguns, now imported by Ventura.
A. G. Abbreviation of Armand Gavage (Fab. d'Armes de Guerre Haute Precision Armand Gavage).
A.A. - Tradename of Azanza y Arrizabalaga.
A.A.A. - Abbreviation and trade name used by A. Aldazabal of Eibar, Spain.
A.E.P. Abbreviation and trade name of Anciens Etablissmants Pieper.
A.F.S. Abbreviation for A. F. Stoeger, Importers in New York City, and now in Hackensack, New Jersey.
A.G.H. Abbreviation for Arbeitsgemeinschaft C.F. Haenel of Suhl, Germany.
A.O.A. Abbreviation for Asahi Okuma Arms Company, Limited, ammunition manufacturers in Japan on guns made by Howa.
A.S.T Abbreviation for American Standard Tool Co.
A.W.Z. Abbreviation for Albin Wahl of Zella-Mehlis, Germany.
aaa - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenfabrik Brunn AG, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
aac - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mannesman Rohrenwerke, Komotau, Germany.
aaj - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Obenhutten, Vereinigte Oberschlesische Huttenwerke AG.
aak - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn AG Prague, Czechoslovakia, Wrsoviace plant.
aan - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mitteldeutsche Mettalwarenfabrik, Erich Frank, Glauchau, Germany.
aar - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Geba-Munitions und Waffenfabrik, Breslau, Czechoslovakia.
aaw - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mettalwarenfabrik Gebr. Schmidt, Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
abb - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Friedrichsthaler Eisenwerk, Jennewein & Gapp, Friedrichsthal, Germany.
abc - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Metallwerke, Weinstrabe, Germany.
Abercrombie & Fitch - Distributors and importers formerly based in New York City. In 1978 purchased by Houston based sporting goods chain of Oshman's, with A. & F. stores to be located in Beverly Hills, California and Dallas, Texas.
abh - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Koch & Sohne, Frankental-Plomerscheim.
ac - WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Carl Walther, Zella-Mehlis, Germany.
ACCURATE ACE - Tradename on derringers imported by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California, c.1960.
Acha, Domingo y Cia. - Manufacturer of handguns in Ermua, Spain c.1927-37.
ACIER COMPRIME - Tradename on revolvers from Apaolozo Hermanos.
Ackley, P.O., Incorporated - Custom rifle maker and importer of rifle actions made for them in Japan, c. 1969
ACME - Tradename on spur trigger revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen and sold by Merwin, Hulbert & Company, c.1885.
ACME ARMS - Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company, c. 1880
ACME HAMMERLESS - Tradename used by Hulbert Bros. on revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen, c.1893.
ACRA - Tradename used by Reinhart Fajen on Santa Barbara rifles, c.1970.
ACTION Trade name of Modesto Santos of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
ad WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Patronen, Zundhutchen und Metallwarenfabrik AG (Sellier & Bellot).
Adams Patent Small Arms Company London, England 1864-92. Manufacturer of John Adams designed firearms.
Adamy Gebr. Sporting arms makers in Suhl, Germany, c.1921-39.
adc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to William Prym, Stollberg, Germany.
Adirondack Arms Company Made lever action rifles under the Robinson patent in Plattsburg, New York from 1870 until 1874 when they were absorbed by Winchester.
ADLER Trade name of Adlerwaffenwerke.
Adlerwaffenwerke Zella St. Blasii, Germany,1904 to 1906. Distributor of the Adler pistol, which was made for them by Engelbrecht & Wolff.
aek WW-II German ordnance code assigned to F. Dusek Waffenerzeugung, Oppeln, Czechoslovakia.
Aetna Arms Company Manufactured tip-up revolvers in New York City, c.1880-90.
AETNA Trade name on spur trigger revolvers made by Harrington & Richardson, c.1876.
AF Abbreviation for August Francotte & Company.
afb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metabu, Werk Closs, Rauch & Schnitzler, Nurtingen, Germany.
AFRICAN MAGNUM Trade name used by Tyrol Sporting Arms Company of St. Albans, Vermont on imported rifles.
AFRO INDIA Trade name on double rifles made by Sarasqueta for A. F. Stoeger.
afu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to August Winkhaus, Munster, Germany.
Agawam Arms Manufacturer of rifles in Agawam, Massachusetts, c.1970.
Aguirrey Aranzabal A Y A Tradename of Aguirre y Aranzabal; Eibar, Spain from 1927. Makers of fine shotguns, now imported by Ventura.
AGURU Trade name of Erquiaga Muguruza.
AJAX ARMY Trade name on revolvers sold by E. C. Meacham Company, c.1880.
ajf WW-II German ordnance code assigned Io Junker & Ruh AG, Karlsruhe, Germany.
ajn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Union Sprengstoff u. Zundmittlewerke, AltBerum, Germany.
ak WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Munitionsfabriken, Vlasim, Czechoslovakia (Sellier & Bellot).
AKAH Tradename of dealer AIbrecht Kind of Berlin-Nurnberg, Germany, c.1920.
akp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Rohrenwerke, Ponsgen plant, Dusseldorf, Germany.
al WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Leucht u. Signalwerke, Berlin, Germany.
ALAMO Tradename on revolvers used by A. F. Stoeger on guns from West Germany.
ALASKA Tradename used by E. CMeacham Company on revolvers made by Hood Firearms, c. 1880.
ALASKAN Tradename used by Skinner's Sportman's Supply, Juneau, Alaska, c.1970.
Aldazabal y Leturiondo Pistol maker in Eibar, Spain, c.1915.
ALERT Tradename on revolvers from Hood Firearms Company, c. 1874.
ALEXIA Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
ALEXIS Tradename used by Turner & Ross Co., Boston, Massachusetts on revolvers made by Hood Firearms Co., c.1875.
ALFA Tradename of Armero Especialistas Reunidas (Spain) c. 1920.
ALFA Tradename used by Adolf Frank of Hamburg, Germany, a distributor of all types of arms around 1900 (Germany).
ALKAR Tradename of Alkartasuna Fab. de Armas.
Alkartasuna Fabrica de Armas, A.A. Guernica, Spain, c.1917-22. Manufactured under license from Gabilondo y Cia. the Ruby type pistol, which was used as a secondary French military arm. Brand name was Alkar.
All Right Firearms Company Manufacturers of palm pistols in Lawrence, Massachusetts, c.1876.
Allen Derringer Model designation used by Ethan Allen & Company, c.1870.
ALLEN Tradename on revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
ALLEN Tradename used by McKeown's Guns of Pekin, Illinois on Italian shotguns, c.1970.
ALLIES Tradename of Berasaluze Areitio-Arutena y Cia., Eibar, Spain, c.1920 on pistols.
ALLIES Tradename used by Domingo Acha.
Alpine Industries Makers of M-1 carbines in Los Angeles, California, c.1962-65.
Alpine Industries Makers of M-1 carbines in Los Angeles, California, c.1962-65.
AM Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Aeronautica Militare (Air Force).
am WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Otto Eberhardt Patronenfabrik, Hirtenberg, Austria (Gustloff Company).
Amberg German (Bavarian) state arsenal located in Amberg, Germany before WW-I.
AMERICA Tradename on double action revolvers made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
AMERICA Tradename used on spur trigger revolvers from Bliss & Goodyear, c.1878.
American Arms & Ammunition Company Successors to Norton Armament Corporation, produced Norton pistols.
American Arms Company Manufacturers of shotguns and two shot Wheeler patent derringers. In Boston, Massachusetts from 1873 to 93, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1893 until they were purchased by Marlin Firearms Company in 1901.
AMERICAN BARLOCK WONDER Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on shotguns made by Crescent Fírearms Company.
AMERICAN BOY Tradename used by Townley Hardware Company on revolvers made by Bliss & Goodyear, c.1878.
AMERICAN BULLDOG Tradename used on revolvers from Johnson, Bye & Company, c.1882-1900.
AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION Tradename on revolvers made by Harrington & Richardson, c.1900.
AMERICAN EAGLE Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c.1880.
American Firearms Manufacturing Company Pistol maker in San Antonio, Texas, c.1966-74.
AMERICAN GUN COMPANY Tradename of H. & D. Folsom Company on shotguns made by Crescent Firearms Company.
American Intemationai Importers in Salt Lake City, Utah of .22 caliber machine guns and carbines from Austria.
American Standard Tool Company Manutacturers of tip-up revolvers in Newark, New Jersey, c.1865-70.
AMERICAN Tradename on double action revolvers from Harrington & Richardson.
American Weapons Corporation Company name used by Hy Hunter, c.1955.
AMERICUS Tradename of revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen, c.1870-1900.
amn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Neuwied plant.
amo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Waldeck-Kassel plant.
amp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dortmund Hoerder Huttenverein, Dortmund, Germany.
AMT Abbreviation for Arcadia Machine & Tool Company, best code known for their stainless steel pistols since 1976 in Arcadia, California.
an WW-il German ordnance code assigned to Beutemuller & Company GmbH, Mettallwarenfabrik, Bretten-Badden, Germany.
Anciens Etablissments Pieper Successor to Henry Pieper, and synonymous wìth Nicolas Pieper, c. 1907-39, mainly known for their pistols, especially the Bayard line.
Ancion-Marx Fab. D'Armes - Manufacturer of sporting arms in Liege, Belgium, c.1934-39.
and WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Magdeburger Pumpenfabrik, Otterburg & Company, Magdeburg, Germany.
anj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kienzle-Uhrenfabrik, Lomotau, Germany.
Anschutz, Bruno Manufacturer of sporting arms in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, c.1919-26.
Anschutz, J. G. Sporting arms manufacturer, especially known for target rifles. Established 1922 and operated until 1938 in ZellaMehlis, Germany. After the war resumed production in Ulm, West Germany. Imported into the U.S. by Savage Arms Corporation and
Anschutz, Udo Manufacturer of sporting arms in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, c. 1927-39, best known for his Free-Pistols.
anx WW.II German ordnance assigned to Konigs-Laura-Hutte, Konigshutte, Germany.
anz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maschinen u. Armaturenfabrik, Division of Polte, Magdeburg-Backau, Germany (L. Strube).
ap WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustloff-Werke, Wuppertal plant, Ronsdorf, Germany and to Otto Eberhardt, Patronenfabrik, Hirtenberg, Germany.
Apache Arms Manufacturer a Thompson S.M.G. replica in Tempe, Arizona, c.1970.
APACHE Tradename of Ojanguren y Vidosa, Eibar, Spain, on pistols.
APACHE Tradename on revolvers from Fab. de Armas Garantazadas (Spain), c.1920.
APACHE Tradename used by Jana International on revolvers imported from Germany, c.1976.
Apaolozo Hermanos Revolver makers in Zumorraga, Spain, c. 1920.
apc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Continental Coautchouc Company, Hannover, Germany.
Apex Rifle Company Rifle manufacturers located in Sun Valley, California, c.1952.
aqe WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Kabelwerke, Berlin, Germany.
aqx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig, Tegel plant.
ar WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Berlin-Borsigwalde.
Arana y Cia Manufacturer of revolvers in Eibar, Spain.
arb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereinigte Oberschlesige Huttenwerke, Andreashutte, Germany.
ARICO Tradename used by Nicolas Pieper.
ARISTOCRAT Tradename on revolvers from Hopkins & Allen for Suplee Biddle Hardware, c.1880.
ARISTOCRAT Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
ARIZAGA Tradename of Gaspar Arizaba of Eibar, Spain on pistols, c.1920.
Arizmendi y Goenaga From 1886 to 1914 in Eibar, Spain. In 1914 the name was changed to Francisco Arizmendi. The earlier company was best known for their revolvers, while after 1914 the emphasis was changed to pistols, and they were produced under many trade names.
Arizmendi, Francisco From 1886 to 1914 in Eibar, Spain. In 1914 the name was changed to Francisco Arizmendi. The earlier company was best known for their revolvers, while after 1914 the emphasis was changed to pistols,and they were produced under many trade names.
Armalite, Inc. Costa Mesa, California, c. 1959, division of Fairchild. Developed the Stoner system of military arms, and also makes sporting arms. Tradename and model designation is AR. Present production is subcontracted by Sterling Armament Company Limited. License for the AR-7 Explorer has been given to Charter Arms, and for the AR-15 and M-16 to Colt.
Armament Technology Corporation Rifle manufacturer in Las Vegas, Nevada, c.1980.
Armas Trejo, A.A. Manufacturers of semi, and full automatic pistols in Zacatlan, Mexico.
Armero Especialistas Reunidos Revolver makers in Eibar, Spain.
Armi Famars Manufacturer of sporting arms in Brescia, Italy.
Armi Galesi Industria Armi Galesi Manufacturer of pistols in Collebeato, Italy, c.1910.
Armi Jager Manufacturer of sporting arms in Turin, Italy.
ARMINIUS Postwar brandname used by Herman Weirauch Sportwaffenfabrik, West Germany on re volvers. Marketed by several U.S distributors until around 196 Now made in the U.S. by F.I.E.
ARMINIUS Tradename of Friederich Pickert, pre-WW-II in ZellaMehlis, Germany.
ARMINIUS Tradename of Gregorio Bolumburu /Spain).
Armsport Importers located in Miami, Florida.
Arostigul, Eulogio Revolver maker in Eibar, Spain.
Arostigul, Salrador Revolver maker in Eibar, Spain.
Arrizabalaga, Hijos de Calixto Pistol makers in Eibar, Spain, c. 1915.
Arrlola Hermanos Revolver makers in Eibar, Spain, c.1930.
Artistic Arms, Inc. Manufacturer of reproduction Sharp's rifles in Hoagland, Indiana since about 1971.
asb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Waffen u. Munitionsfabrik, Berlin, Germany.
Ascaso, Francisco Military pistol maker in Tarassa, Spain, c. 1937.
asr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to to HAK Hanseatisches-Kettenwerke, Hamburg, Germany.
ASTORIA Tradename on rifles made by Berlin-Suhler Waffen u. Fahzengwerke in pre-WW-II Germany.
ASTRA Tradename of Astra-Unceta y Cia. S.A. The company was formed under the name of Pedro Unceta y Juan Esperanza in 1908 in Eibar, Spain. In 1913 the company moved to Guernica, Spain, and sometime between then and 1926 the name was reversed to Esperanza y Unceta. In 1926 the name was changed to Unceta y Cia., and in 1953 was changed to Astra-Uncetay Cia. The firm makes contract military arms, and a variety of arms for the commercial market.
asw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to E. & F. Horster & Cie., Solingen, Germany.
asx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hosch AG, Dortmund plant, Dortmund, Germany.
at WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Klockner-Werke, Division ot Haspner Eisen u. Stahlwerk.
atb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hydrometer AG, Breslau, Czechoslovakia.
ATC Tradename and abbreviation for Armas de Tiro y Caza, South America.
ATCSA Tradename and abbreviation for Armas de Tiro y Caza, South America.
ATIS SpA Firearms manufacturers in Ponte S. Marco, Italy.
Atkinson & Marquart Rifle Company Atkinson & Marquart of Prescott, Arizona, c.1960-70's.
atl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Klockner-Humbold-Deutz, Ulm, Germany.
Atlas Arms Importers in Chicago, Illinois from the early 1960's. Moved to Niles, Illinois about 1970 and out of business about 1972.
ATLAS Tradename of Domingo Acha, Ermua, Spian, c.1920.
ATLAS Tradename of Tomas de Urizar y Cia.
atr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Langbein-Pfannhauser-Werke AG, Leipzip, Germany.
atw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to MannesmanRohrenwerke AG, Witten plant, Ruhr, Germany.
aty WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Machinenfabrik fur Massenpackung, Lubeck-Schlutrup, Germany.
au WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gute-Hoffnungshutte Oberhausen, Sterkrade plant, Germany.
AUBREY, A. J. Tradename of Sears, Roebuck & Company on firearms made by Meriden Arms Company.
auc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke AG, Cologne-Ehrenfeld, Germany.
AUDAX Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
auf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to to Metall, Guss, u. Presswerk, Nurnberg, Germany (H. Diehl).
aure WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metall u. Eisen GmbH, Nurnberg, Germany.
AUTO AND BURGLAR GUN Tradename used on shotgun pistols made by Ithaca Gun Company.
Auto Mag Manufacturers of powerful pistols, started in 1968 Pasedena, California, later taken over by Jurras Associates, T.D.E., 1970, and High Standard.
Auto Ordnance Corporation Developers of the Thompson submachine gun, in New York City, c. 1920.
AUTOGARDE Tradename of Soc. Francaise des Munitions.
AUTOMATIC DERRINGER Tradename used by Hy Hunter on 2-shot pistols made in West Germany by Gerstenberger & Eberwein.
AUTOMATIC HAMMERLESS Tradename used on double action hammerless revolvers by Iver Johnson.
AUTOMATIC Tradename of Mre. d'Armes a Feu.
AUTOMATICO VB Tradename used by Bernardelli on automatic shotguns.
AUTOMATIOUE FRANCAISE Tradename of Soc. Francaise d'Armes Automatiques.
AUTO-POINTER Tradename used on shotguns imported by Sloan's and made by Yamamoto Manufacturing Company.
AUTO-STAND Tradename on pistols made by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees for Manufrance.
auu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Patronenhulsen u. Metallwarenfabrik, AG, Rikycany plant, Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.
aux WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Polte-Werk, Magdeburg, Germany.
auy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to PoIteWerk, Grunberg, Germany.
auz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Polte-Werk, Arnstadt, Germany.
av WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Adam Gerhard Moterenwerke, Oskau Friedrichsdorf, Sudeten, Germany.
AVION Tradename of Bartra y Azpiri, Eibar, Spain, c.1915.
avk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ruhrstahl AG, Brackwede-Beilefeld, Germany.
avm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinhutte GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany, (Beck & Co.).
avt WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Silva-Metallwerke, Division of Polte, Genthin, Germany.
awl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Union-Gesellschaft fur Metallindustrie, plant, Frondenberg, Ruhr, Germany.
awt WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG Geislingen, Germany.
ax WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Feinmachanische Werke GmbH, Erfurt, Germany.
axq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Erfurter Laden Industrie, North Erfurt, Germany.
axs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik AG, Berndorf, Austria (A. Krupp).
ay WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Alois Pirkel, Electrotechnische Fabrik.
AYA # German Military police mark located beneath eagle stamp with one digit, used during the Weimar Republic.
ayf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenfabrik Erma, Erfurt, Germany.
az WW-II German ordnance code assigned to VDM-Halbzeugwerke, Althena, Germany.
Azanza y Arizabalaga Pistol makers in Eibar, Spain, c.1916.
azg WW-II German ordnance Werl code assigned to Siemens-Schukert-Werke AG, Berlin, Germany.
AZUL Tradename of Eulogio Arostegui, Eibar, Spain, c.1930.
azy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mascinenfabrik Sangershausen.
B & B Abbreviation for Braun & Bloem of Dusseldorf, Germany.
B Tradename used by Rohm on revolvers.
B.C. Tradename of Victor Bernedo y Cia.
B.H. Tradename of Beistegui Hermanos.
B.R.F. Initials unknown, successor to Pretoria Arms Factory.
B.S.A. Abbreviation and tradename for Birmingham Small Arms Company, Birmingham, England, c.1885. Manufacturers of sporting rifles, shotguns, military rifles, and machineguns.
ba WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Sundwiger Messingwerke, Iserlohn, Westphalla, Germany.
BABY HAMMERLESS Model name used by Henry M. Kolb and his successor R. F. Sedgley on small revolvers.
BABY Model designation on .25 acp pistols used by F.N. on Brownings.
BABY RUSSIAN Tradename on revolvers used by the American Arms Company, c.1890.
BACKUP Model designation used on pistols from T.D.E..
Bacon Arms Company Norwich, Connecticut, c. 1858-91. Made .C. W. Hopkins revolvers, and Briggs & Hopkins revolvers, as well as many tradenamed revolvers.
BAIKAL Tradename on sporting arms produced in the U.S.S.R. for export.
Baker Gun Company Batavia, New York from 1903 until purchased by Crescent in 1933. Made shotguns, including the Batavia Leader.
Baker, W. H. & Company Sporting arms maker located in Marathon, New York starting in 1870. In 1878 moved to Syracuse, New York and stayed in business until 1886.
Ballard & Fairbanks Worcester, Massachusetts, c.1870-72, derringer makers and successor to C. H. Ballard & Company.
BALLARD Type of single-shot rifle made by Ball & Williams, c. 1861-66; Merrimack Arms & Manufacturing Company, c. 1866-69; Brown Manufacturing Company, c. 1869-73; and J. M. Marlin starting in 1875.
BALLISTER-MOLINA Tradename of Hispano Argentine Fabrica de Automoviles Soc. Anonima.
BALLISTER-RIGAUD Tradename of Hispano Argentine Fabrica de Automoviles Soc. Anonima.
Baltimore Arms Company Baltimore, Maryland, maker of hammerless shotguns, c.1895-1902.
BANG-UP Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c.1880.
BAR PISTOLE Tradename on two-shot pistol made by J. P. Sauer.
BARKER, T Tradename of shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company, and also shotguns made in Belgium and imported by H & D Folsom Company.
Bar-Sto Precision Manufacturer of stainless steel barrels and parts, manufacturer of pistols, c.1973.
BATAVIA LEADER Tradename used on shotguns by the Baker Gun Company.
Bauer Firearms Corporation Manufacturer of pocket automatic pistols in Fraser, Michigan.
Bay State Arms Company Shotgun maker in Uxbridge and Worcester, Massachusetts, c.1873-74.
BAYARD Tradename of Anc. Etablissements Pieper, South America.
baz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Steyr-DaimlerPuch AG, Steyr, Austria.
bb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to A. Laue & Company, Berlin, Germany.
bc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kupfer U. Messingwerke, Becker & Company, Langenberg, Germany.
bcd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Wilhelm-Gustloff-Werke, Weimar, Germany.
bck WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bruninghaus, Versmold, Germany.
bcu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gutehohhnungshutte, Oberhausen, Germany.
bd WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Lange AG, Bodenbach plant, Sudeten, Germany.
bda WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Uhrenfabrik Villingen, Germany.
bdq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ehrhardt & Kirsten, Koffer u. Lederwarenfabrik, Leipzig, Germany.
bdr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Richard Erhardt Lederwarenfabrik, Poeseneck, Germany.
bdy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Pittner, Leipzig, Germany.
be WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik, Berndorf, Austria (Krupp).
Becker & Hollander Waffenbau Suhl, Germany, c. 1915, made Beholla pistols. In 1920 Stenda Werke took over the production ot the Beholla.
bed WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustloff-Werke, Weimar, Germany.
Beesley, Frederick London, England; custom gunmaker from 1879 until merger with Joseph Lang & Company, Limited in 1900.
beh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, Germany.
BEHOLLA Tradename of Becker and Hollander.
bej WW-II German ordnance code assigned to to Maschinenfabrik Wolf, Buckau, Germany.
bek WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hensoldt-Werk fur Optik u. Mechanik, Herborn, Germany.
BEKE Tradename on rifles from Ferunion.
BELLMORE GUN COMPANY Tradename used by Crescent Fire Arms Company on shotguns.
Belmont Firearms Works in Birmingham, England, c.1851.
Bemadon-Martin Arms maker in St. Etienne, France, c.1906-12.
Bemardelli, Vincenzo Manufacturer of sporting arms in Brescia, Italy, c.1865.
Benelli Armf SpA Arms maker in Urbino, Italy. Imported by Diana Import Company.
BENEMERITA Tradename used by D. F. Ortega de Seija of Madrid, Spain on pistols, c.1920.
Benet Arms Company Importers of sporting arms in San Francisco, California, c.1960's.
Beretta, Pietro Manufacturer of sporting arms with a company history that goes back to 1680 in Brescia, Italy.
Bergmann, Theodor Manufacturer of pistols and machine guns from 1892 through the end of WWII, with many guns subcontracted to other makers. After Bergmann's death the firm was Gergmann Erben. Tradenames included Lignose.
BERKSHIRE Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri.
Berlin-Suhler Waffen U. Fahrzengwerke Pre-WW-II manufacturer of sporting and military arms in Berlin, Suhl, and Weimar, Germany.
Bersa Sporting firearms maker in Beraldo S.A.C.I., Argentina.
Bertuzzi Shotgun manufacturer in Gardone V.T, Italy.
BESA Tradename used by B.S.A..
Beschi, Mario Manufacturer of shotguns in Italy, imported by J-K Imports, c.1970.
Bestigui Hermanos Manufacturers and distributors of revolvers and pistols in Eibar, Spain.
Bevins, John Custom replica rifle maker in Winston-Salem, Carolina, c.1970.
bf WW-I I German ordnance code assigned to Metschke Karl, Auto u. Maschinenreparatur, Berlin plant, Germany.
bf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Rohenwerke AG, Muhlheim, Germany.
bfn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to New York-Hamburger Gummifabrik.
bg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Enzesfelder Metallwerke, Vienna, Austria.
bh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Brunner Waffenfabrik, Brno, Czechoslovakia.
BICYCLE Tradename on revolvers used by Harrington & Richardson.
BIG BONANZA Tradename on spur trigger revolvers made by Bacon Arms Company, c.1880.
Big Hom Arms Company Watertown, South Dakota. Maker of unique single-shot pistols and shotguns that fired from an open bolt; exact dates of operation unknown.
BIJOU Tradename of August Menz on pistols.
BIJOU Tradename of D. D. Debouxtay on revolvers.
Birmingham Small Arms Company, Birmingham, England, c.1885. Manufacturers of sporting rifles, shotguns, military rifles, and machineguns.
BISON Tradename on revolvers Imported from Germany by Jana International, c.1971.
Bittner, Gustav Vejprty, Bohemiz, Austria-Hungary, c.1893-1939. Manufactured a wide variety of firearms, but best known for his early repeating pistols.
bj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Niebecker & Schumacher, Iserlohn, Germany.
bjm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Klockner Werke, Deutz plant, Germany.
bjv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bohmisch-Mahrische Kolben-Danek AG, Vysocan plant, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
bk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metall, Walz u. Plattierwarenfabrik Hinrichs & Auffermann AG, Wuppertal, Germany.
BKIW Abbreviation for BerlinKarlsruher Industrie Werke (name used by Deutsche Waffen u. Munitionsfabrik, c.1922-36).
bkp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gewehrfabrik Burgsmuller & Sohn, Kreiensen, Germany.
bkq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Johannes Suremann GmbH Rohrenfabrik, Arnsbuerg, Germany.
bky WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bohmische Waffenfabrik AG, Prague, Ung.-Bro plant, Moravia, Czechoslovakia.
BLACK BEAUTY Tradename used on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company for Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri.
BLACKFIELD Tradename used North by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company of Chicago, Illinois.
Bland, T & Sons Sporting arms maker located in London and Birmingham, England, c.1876.
blc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Carl Zeiss, Military Division, Jena, Germany.
Bliss & Goodyear New Haven, Connecticut, c1866-1887; makers of revolvers under a wide variety of brand names.
BLOODHOUND Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880
blp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Burgsmuller & Sohn, Kreiensen, Germany.
blu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Sprengstoffwerke, Blumenau near Felixdorf, Germany.
BLUE JACKET Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
BLUE WHISTLER Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
Blumenfeld Importer located in Memphis, Tennessee, c.1970.
bmb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Binder, Reichertshofen, Germany.
bmd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Max G. Muller, Fabrik fur Lederwaren & Heeresbedarf, Nurnberg, Germany.
bmf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik, Berndorf, Austria.
bmj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hensoldt & Sohn, Mechanisch-Optische Werke, Wetzlar, Germany.
bmu WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Carl Kuntze, Sattlerwarenfabrik, Penig, Germany.
bmv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Sommerda plant, Germany.
bmz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Minerva-Nahmaschinenfabric AG, Boskowitz, Czechoslovakia.
bnd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg, Nurnberg plant, Germany.
bne WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Odertal GmbH, Odertal, Germany.
bnf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Polte, contract plant, Wolfenbuttel, Germany.
bnz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Steyr-DaimlerPuch, AG, Steyr, Austria.
boa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Venditor, Troisdorf, Germany.
BOCH-DRILLING Tradename used by S. Gunther of Suhl, Germany in pre-WW-II Germany.
bod WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Venditor, Troisdorf, Germany.
Bohmische Waffenfabrik German name for Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ).
Boito Sporting arms manufacturer located in Brazil.
BOLOMAUSER Tradename used by Hy Hunter on pistols, c.1960.
BOLTON Tradename of Francisco Arizmendi.
Bolumburu, Gregorio Pistol maker in Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
BONANCA Tradename used by Bacon Arms Company on revolvers.
BoNe & Anschutz Jagdwaffew fabrik Rifle manufacturers in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, c.1935.
Bonehill, C. G. Also known as Belmont Firearms Works in Birmingham, England, c.1851.
BONEHILL, C. G. Tradename used by H & D Folsom on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company (United States).
Boss & Company Sporting arms makers located in London, England, c.1832.
BOSTON BULLDOG Tradename used by J. P. Lovell & Sons on revolvers made by Iver Johnson.
bot WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Neheim.
BOY'S CHOICE Tradename used on revolvers from Hood Firearms Company, c.1875.
bpd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Anstalt O.P. Gorz, Vienna, Austria.
bpr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Johannes Grossfuss, Metall u. Locierwarenfabrik, Dobeln, Germany.
bqo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp-Gruson, Magdeburg-Buckau, Germany.
bqs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Oderhutte Kurstin.
bqt WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eugen Muller, Py rotechnische Fabrik, Vienna, Austria.
br WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Mathias Bauerle, Laufwerke GmbH, St. Georgen, Germany.
brd WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Hagenuk, Neufelt & Kuhnke, Kiel, Germany.
Breda, Ernesto Manufacturer of sporting arms in Milan, Italy.
Brenneke Gewehr u. Geschossfabrik Manufacturer of firearms and bullets established in 1895 in Leipzig, Germany.
BRESCIA Tradename on shotguns imported from Italy by Kleinguenther's of Seguin, Texas.
Bretton Manufacturer of sporting arms in St. Etienne, France.
BREVEXSURESNES Tradename on Brevex actions on rifles made in France and imported by Tradewinds.
BRIDGE GUN COMPANY Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
BRIDGEPORT ARMS COMPANY Tradename used by Fred Bifflar & Company of Chicago, Illinois.
BRISTOL Tradename of Gregorio Bolumburu.
Britarms Manufacturer of target pistols located in Aylesbury, England.
BRITISH BULLDOG Tradename used by J. P. Lovell on revolvers made by Johnson, Bye & Company, c.1882, and later Forehand & Wadsworth.
BRNO Tradename of Ceska Zbrojovka, Brno Works; c. 1922 to date.
BRONCHO Tradename of A. Errasti.
BRONCO Tradename of Echave y Arizmendi, Eibar, Spain.
BRONCO Tradename of Firearms Internationai on single shot rifles and shotguns, c.1970.
Brown Precision Company San Jose, California. Manufacturer of fiberglass gunstocks and assembler of sporting and target rifles.
BROWNIE Model designation used on pistols by O. F. Mossberg & Sons, c.1930.
Browning Arms Company Manufacturer and importer of arms under the Browning label in Morgan, Utah. Also see F.N.
BROWREDUIT Tradename on revolvers from Salvador Arostegui.
BRUNSWIG Tradename of Esperanza y Unceta (Astra).
BRUTUS Tradename on revolvers from Hood Firearms Company, c.1875.
bsv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Tonshoff, Horn in Lippe, Germany.
BSW Abbreviation for BerlinSuhler Waffen u. Fahrzengwerke.
BSW SELBSTLADE Tradename of Berlin-Suhler Waffen und Fahrzeugwerke.
btk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Aluminium-Werke Honsel, Werdohl, Germany.
BUA Abbreviation and tradename of Bolte u. Anschutz of 2ellaMehlis, Germany on pistols and rifles, c.1935.
buc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Windelsbleiche, near Bielefeld, Germany.
Buck, A. H. & Company Manufacturer of single shot rifles in West Stafford, Connecticut, c. 1881-83.
Buddy Arms Manufacturer of derringers in Ft. Worth, Texas c. 1960's.
BUDISCHOWSKI Tradename of Norton Armament Corporation, Mt. Clemens, Michican, c.1972-76.
BUFALO Tradename of Gabilondo y Cia. on pistols.
BUFFALO BILL Tradename on revolvers sold by Homer Fisher Company, c.1880.
BUFFALO STAND Tradename used on single-shot bolt action pistols made by Mre. Francaise d'Armes et Cycles.
BUFFALO Tradename used on .22 western style revolvers made by Herbert Schmidt of West Germany.
BUFFALO-MATCH Tradename on rifles made by Manufrance.
buh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rochling, Wetzler, Germany.
BUHAG Tradename used by gunsmiths in Suhl, East Germany on target pistols.
BULL DOZER Tradename on revolvers sold by J. McBride & Company, made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1975.
BULL DOZER Tradename used on single-shot Hammond Bulldog from Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Company, c.1865.
Bullard Repeating Arms Company Produced lever-action rifles in Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1887-1889.
BULLDOG Tradename on revolvers made by Forehand & Wadsworth, c.1880.
BULLOOG Tradename on single shot Hammond pistols made by Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Company.
BULWARK Tradename of Bestegui Hermanos Eibar, Spain.
Burgess Gun Company Shotgun maker in Buffalo, New York, c. 1893-95.
BURGESS Tradename used by Whitney Arms Company on rifles, c.1880.
Burgess, Andrew Sporting arms maker in Oswego, New York, c. 1874-87.
BURGHAM Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
BURGO Tradename used by K. Burgsmuller Sen. on Rohm revolvers,
BURY-DONCKIER Tradename of custom sporting arms made in Belgium and imported by Continental Arms, c.1950.
BUSHMASTER Model designation on guns made by Gwinn Arms Company of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
BUTLER Tradename on derringers made by E.M.F..
bvl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Theodor Bergmann & Company, Abteilung Automaten & Metallwarenfabrikation, Hamburg-Altona, Germany.
bwc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maschinenfabrik Brackwede.
bwn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp-Stahlwerk u. Maschinenfabrik, Essen, Germany.
bwo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Dusseldorf, Germany.
bwp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Berlin-Anhaltische-Maschinenbau AG, Dessau, Germany.
bwr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Werk Lauchhammer.
bwx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ruhrstahl, Heinrichshutte, Hattingen, Germany.
bxb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Skoda-Werke, Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.
bxe WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bochumer Verein.
bxm WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Vereingte Zunder u. Kabelwerke, Meissen, Germany.
byc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bruckenbauanstalt August Klonne AG, Dortmund, Germany.
bye WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hanomag, Hannover, Germany.
byf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.
byg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Johann Wyksen, Optische u. Feinmaschinen, Katowitz, Poland.
bym WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Genossenschafts-Maschinenhaus der Buchsenmacher, Ferlach, Austria.
byq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Pohlmann & Company, Hammerwerke, Wetterburg, Hessen-Nassau, Germany.
byr WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Ruhrstahl, Witten-Annen, Germany.
bys WW-II German ordnance code as,signed to Ruhrstahl, Witten, Germany.
byw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Johann Schafer, Stettiner Schraubenwerk, Stetten, Germany.
bzt WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Fritz Wolf, Gewehrfabrik, Zella-Mehlis, Germany.
C.A.C. Tradename on pistol now made by A.I.G. Corporation of North Haven, Connecticut and distributed by Mossberg.
C.A.L. Abbreviation for Carbine Automatique Legere, a carbine' made by F.N.
C.C.A. Abbreviation for Crown City Arms.
C.G.H. Abbreviation for C. G. Haenel.
C.H. Abbreviation for Crucelegui Hermanos.
C.O.P. Tradename on four-shot pistols distributed by M & N Distributors of Torrence, California.
C.V.A. Abbreviation for Connecticut Valley Arms Company.
ca WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke, Schwerte, Ruhr, Germany.
CADET Tradename on revolvers sold by Maltby-Curtis & Company, c.1885.
cag WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Swarowski Glae fabrik u. Tyrolit, Wattens, Tyrol, Austria.
CAMPEON Tradename of Hijos de C. Arrizabalaga on handguns.
CAMPO GIRO Spanish military pistol made by Esperanza y Unceta (Astra).
CANTABRIA Tradename of Garate Hermanos on handguns.
CAP-CHUR Tradename used by Palmer Chemical & Equipment Company of Douglasville, Georgia, manufacturer of animal control and tranquilizing equipment.
CAPITAN Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols.
Caprinus Caprinus AB, manufacturer of sporting arms in Varberg, Sweden.
CAPT. JACK Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1880.
CAROLINA ARMS COMPANY Tradename on shotguns made by Crescent Firearms Company for Smlth-Wadsworth Hardware Company of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Castel-Vair French sporting arms manufacturer now owned by Est. Chapuis, St. Bonnet le Chateau, France.
CATTLEMAN Tradename on slngle action revolvers made by A. Uberti of Italy.
CBC Abbreviation and tradename used by Compania Brazileira de Cartuchos on shotguns imported by F.I.E.
cbl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to VDM Halberwerkzeuge, Nurnberg branch, Germany.
cbr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bohlerwerk, Bohler & Company, Waidhofen, Austria.
cby WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Scholler-Blechmann, Ternitz, Niederdonau, Germany.
ccb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Stahlwerke Brunninghaus AG, Westhofen, Germany.
ccd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to DEMAG, Wetter, Germany.
ccx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische u. Feinmaschinewerke, Hugo Meyer & Company, Gorlitz, Germany.
cdc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kern, Klager & Company Lederwaren, Berlin, Germany.
cdg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Auwarter & Bubeck Lederwarenfabrik, Stuttgart, Germany.
cdo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Theodore Bergmann & Company, Waffen u. Munitionsfabrik, Velten plant, Velten am Main, Germany.
cdp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Theodore Bergmann & Company, Waffen u. Munitionsfabrik, Bernau plant, Berlin, Germany.
cdv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Ludwig Maybaum, Sundern, Germany.
ce WW-II German ordnance code assigned to J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Waffenfabrik, Suhl, Germany.
CEBRA Tradename of Arizmendi, Zulaika y Cia. of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
CEBRA Tradename on revolvers from Antonio Errasti.
CELTA Tradename used on Tomas de Urizar y Cia. of Eibar, Spain, c.1935.
CENTAUR Tradename on shotguns imported from Belgium by Continental Arms.
CENTENNIAL Tradename used by Deringer Rifle & Pistol Works on revolvers, c.1876.
CENTRAL ARMS COMPANY Tradename on shotguns used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on guns made by Crescent Firearms Company, c. 1900.
CENTRAL Tradename used by Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
CENTURON Tradename of ritles imported by Golden State Arms Company and assembled by Pasedina Arms Corporation, c.1960.
Century Arms Company Importers of military and sporting arms since the 1950's in St. Albans, Vermont.
CESAR J. Tradename of Tomas de Urizar y Cia.
CETME Abbreviation for Centro de Estudios Tecnicos de Materiales Especiales of Madrid, Spain, and name of model of rifle that they developed.
cey WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Budischovsky & Sohne, Osterreichische Lederindustrie AG, Vienna, Austria.
cf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Westfalische Anhaltische Sprengstoff, Oranienburg plant, Germany.
cg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Finower Industrie GmbH, Finow, Mark, Germany.
cgn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rohrbacher Lederfabrik, Josef Poschels Sohne, Rohrbach, Germany.
ch WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Fabrique National d'Armes de Guerre, Herstal, Liege, Belgium.
CHALLENGE Tradename used on revolvers made by Bliss & Goodyear, c.1875.
CHAMPION Model name used by Iver Johnson on shotguns.
CHAMPION Tradename used by John Powell & Son of Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1890.
Champlin Firearms, Incorporated Importer and manufacturer of sporting arms in Enid, Oklahoma.
CHANTICLER Tradename of I. Charola on handguns (Spain).
CHANTICLER Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols (France).
Chapuis Ets. Chapuis, manufacturer of sporting arms in St. Bonnet le Chateau, France.
CHARLES DALY Tradename on guns made in Suhl, Germany prior to WW-II, and by Miroku and Breda after the war, imported by Sloans of New York City, and by other companies.
CHAROLA Y ANITUA Tradename and type of pistol made by Garate, Anitua y Cia. of Eibar, Spain, c. 1898. Copies were also made by various Belgian firms.
Charter Arms Corporation Manufacturer of firearms in Stratford, Connecticut.
chd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Industrie-Werke AG, Berlin-Spandau, Germany.
CHEROKEE ARMS CO. Tradename used by C. M. McClung & Company of Knoxville, Tennessee on shotguns made by Crescent Firearms Company.
CHESAPEAKE GUN CO. Tradename on shotguns made by Crescent Firearms Company.
chg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Oesterreichische Drahtgitter, Siebwaren u. Metallmobelfabrik vormals Johann Bukowansky, Linz, Austria.
chh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to DEW, Hannover plant, Linden, Germany.
CHICAGO ARMS CO. Tradename used by Fred Bifflar Company of Chicago, Illinois on revolv ers made by Meridan Firearms Company.
Chicago Fire Arms Company Chicago, Illinois, c.1880-93. Manufactured Protector palm pistols.
CHICNESTER Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
CHIEFTAN Tradename on revolvers made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
CHIEFTAN Tradename used by Aldens on firearms made by Savage.
CHIMERE REINOR Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols.
Churchill, E. J. Limited Custom gunmakers in London, England. From 1869 to 1892 the company was called Charles Churchill, the name was changed to its current form in 1892. Also known as Churchill Gun Makers Limited.
CHYLEWSKI, WITOLO Tradename of einhand pistols made by Soc. lndustrielle Suisse and Bergmann & Lignose. c. 1910-18.
cjn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Uhrenfabrik, Gebruder Junghans, Schramberg, Germany.
ck WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerk Neumeyer, Munich, Germany.
ckc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Eisenwerke AG, Muhlheim, Ruhr, Germany.
ckl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisen u. Huttenwerke, Thale, Harz, Germany.
cko WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Huttenwerk, Eisengiesserei u. Maschinenfabrik, Michelstadt, Odenwalt, Germany.
Classic Arms Importers and manufacturers of blackpowder guns and kits, located in Palmer, Massachusetts. Purchased by Val Forgett of Navy Arms in 1978.
Clement, Charles Pistol and revolver manufacturer in Liege, Belgium, c.1886-1914.
CLEMENT, J. B. Tradename on guns made in Belgium, c.1900.
CLIMAS Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Co. on guns.
CLIMAX Tradename used on handguns by J. Palmer, O'Neal & Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
CLUB Tradename on rifles made by Manufrance.
cmg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Halver, Peter W. Haurand GmbH Halver, Westphalia, Germany.
cms WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Konrad Lindhorst, Berlin, Germany.
cmw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dr. Ing, Rudolf Hell, Berlin, Germany.
cmz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Zunderwerke Ernst Brun, Krefeld, Linn, Germany.
cna WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp-NationalRegistrierkassen, Berlin, Germany.
cnd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp-NationalRegistrierkassen, GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
COAST TO COAST Tradename by United States chain of hardware stores of the same name on sporting arms.
cob WW-II German ordnance code assigned lo Netzschkauer Maschinenfabrik, Stark & Sohne, Netzschkau, Saxony, Germany.
COBALT Tradename of L. An cion Marx on revolvers.
Cody Manufacturing Corporation Revolver maker in Chicopee, Massachusetts after WW-II. Made Thunderbird revolvers, c. 1957-59.
coe WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Lubecker Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft.
cof WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenfabrik Eikhorn, Solingen, Germany.
Cogswell & Harrison Gunmakers in London, England from 1770 to date. From 1924 to 1938 had a branch in Paris, France.
COLLATH Tradename used by Teschner-Collath of Frankfurt, Germany, c.1930.
COLON Tradename of Antonio Azpiri, Eibar, Spain, c.1914-18.
COLON Tradename on revolvers made by Orbea Hermanos, Eibar, Spain, c.1925.
COLONIAL Tradename of Fab. d'Armes de Guerre de Grande Precision on pistols (Spain).
COLONIAL Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols (Belgium).
Colt Manufacturer of firearms since 1836. First located in Patterson, New Jersey, they moved to Whitneyville, Connecticut in 1847, and to Hartford, Connecticut in 1848 where they remain today. From 1853 to 1864 they maintained a branch in London, England.
COLTON FIREARMS CO. Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Columbia Armory Revolver maker in Columia, Tennessee, c. 1890. Revolver distributed by Malt by, Henly.
COLUMBIAN Tradename of revolvers made by Foehl & Weeks, c. 1890.
Commando Arms Manufacturer of carbines in Knoxville, Tennessee. Distributed by Volunteer Enterprises, Inc.
Commercial Controls Corporation Successor to National Postal Meter, manufacturer of M-1 Carbines, c. WW-II In Rochester, New York.
COMMERCIAL Tradename on revolvers used by Otis A. Smith.
COMPEER Tradename used by Van Camp Hardware of Indianapolis, Indiana on firearms made by Crescent Firearms Company.
COMPIETITION Tradename used by John Meunier Gun Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
con WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Franz Stock, Maschïnen u. Werkzeugfabrick, Berlin, Germany.
CONE, D. D. Tradename on revolvers distributed in Washington, D.C., c.1890.
Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Company Naubuc and Glastenbury, Connecticut, c. 1863-68. Makers of the single shot Hammond pistol and carbine.
Connecticut Valley Arms Company Manufacturer and importer of blackpowder arms and firearms kits in Maddon, Connecticut.
CONOUEROR Tradename on revolvers made by Bacon Arms Co., c.1880.
CONSTABLER Tradename of Mre. Liegeoise d'Armes a Feu on revolvers.
Continental Arms Importers of sporting arms in New York City from the mid-1950's until 1965.
CONTINENTAL Tradename of M. Newmann on handguns (Belrgium).
CONTINENTAL Tradename of Reheinische Waffen und Munitionsfabrik on pistols (Germany).
CONTINENTAL Tradename of Tomas de Urizar y Cia. on pistols (Spain).
CONTINENTAL Tradename on pistols made by Jules Bertrand of Liege, Belgium, c.1910.
CONTINENTAL Tradename used by Hood Firearms Company on revolvers sold by Marshall Wells & Company, c.1870.
CONTINENTAL Tradename used on rifles and shotguns by J. Stevens Arms Company.
Cooey H. W. Cooey Machine & Arms Company Limited, Cobour, Ontario, Canada. Known primarily for .22 caliber training rifles.
Copeland, Frank Revolver maker in Worcester, Massachusetts, c. 1868-74.
CORLA Tradename of Fab. de Armas Zaragoza.
CORRIENTES Tradename of Modesto Santos.
cos WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gebruder Merz, Merz-Werke, Frankfurt, Germany.
COSMI Tradename on automatic shotguns made for Abercrombie & Fitch.
COSMOPOLITE OSCILLATORY Tradename used on copies of S & W revolvers by Garate, Anitua y Cia.
COUNET Tradename on revolvers from Auguste Francotte et Cie.
COW BOY RANGER Tradename used on revolvers by Liege United Arms Company.
COW BOY Tradename of Fabrication Francaise on pistols.
cow WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Wintershall AG, Spritzgusserk, Berlin, Germany.
Cowels & Smith Handgun manufacturer located in Chicopee Fall, Massachusetts from 1863 to 1876. Became Cowels & Son in 1871.
cpn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Werk Apolda.
cpo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Berlin-Marienfeld, Germany.
cpp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Breslau plant.
cq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Warz & Company, Zella-Mehlis, Germany.
CREEDMORE Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
Crescent Fire Arms Company Established in Norwich, Connecticut in 1892. Manufacturer of shotguns and handguns, it was purchased by H&D Folsom in 1893, and absorbed by J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company in 1926.
CRESCENT Tradename used on revolvers by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
CRIOLLA Tradename of Hispano Argentine Fab. de Automoviles on pistols.
CRISTOBAL Tradename on arms by Armeria Fabrica de Armas, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.
crm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to PhyWE, Gottingen, Germany.
cro WW-II German ordnance code assigned to R. Fuess Optische Industrie, Berlin-Steglitz, Germany.
Crown City Arms Distributors for Essex Arms Corporation and pistol makers; Cortland, New York.
CROWN JEWEL Tradename used on revolvers by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
crs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Fritz Werner, Plant II, Berlin, Germany.
CRUCELEGUI Tradename of Hijos de C. Arrizabalaga on pistols made for Crucelegui Hermanos and on shotguns imported by Mandall Shooting Supplies, Scottsdale, Arizona.
CRUSO Tradename on rifles and shotguns used by J. Stevens Arms Company.
CRUSO Tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
crw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maschinenfabrik Hofmann GmbH, Breslau.
csa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Skoda-Werke.
csd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Durkopp-Werke, Werk II, Blielefeld, Germany.
csq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Pollux, Ludwigshafen, Rhein, Germany.
csx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gothaer Metallwarenfabrik GmbH.
cte WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Klockner Maschinenfabrik, Manstadt division, Troisdorf, Germany.
ctg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karlshutte Waldenburg, Altwasser, Germany.
ctn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Freidricks & Company, Hanseatische Werkstatten fur Feinmeckanik u. Optik.
cts WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Markische Werke, H. Hillmann GmbH, Halver, Germany.
ctt WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenwerke Gaggenau GmbH Gabbenau, Germany.
cue WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rochlinf-Buderus-Stahlwerke, Finofurt plant, Brandenburg, Germany.
cuf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rochling-Buderus-Stahlwerke, Melle plant, Hannover, Germany.
CUMBERLAND ARMS CO. Tradename used by Grey & Dudley Hardware Company of Nashville, Tennessee on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
cuz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenwerk Maximilianhutle, Unterwellenborn. Thuringia, Germany.
cva WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenwerke Maximilianhutte, Fronberg, Germany.
cvb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Otto Sindel, Lederwarenfabrik, Berlin, Germany.
cvc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Zeschke Nachfolge Gebruder L. Zeuschner, Koffer u Lederwarfabrik, Mullrose near Frankfut am Oder, Germany.
cvg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to VDM, FrankfurtHedderheim, Germany.
cvl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to WKC Waffenfabrik, Solingen Wald, Germany.
cvs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Paul Weyersberg & Company, Waffenfabrik, Solingen, Germany.
cvv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maschinenfabrik B. Holthaus, Dinklage, Germany.
cwb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Brandenburger Eisenwerke, Brandenburg, Germany.
cwg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Westfalisch-Anhaltisce Sprengstoff AG, Coswig plant, Germany.
cww WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Weiss, Lederwarenfabrik, Braunschweig, Germany.
cxa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ruhrstahl AG, Stahlwerk Krieger, Dusseldorf Oberhausen, Germany.
cxd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maschinenfabrik Becker & Company, Magdeburg, Germany.
cxg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Spreewerk AG, Berlin-Spandau, Germany.
cxh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kienzle Schwenningen am Neckar, Germany.
cxm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustav Gens. chow & Company, Berlin, Germany.
cxn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Emil Busch AG, Optische Industrfe, Rathenow, Germany.
cxq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Spreewerke GmbH, Metallrvãrenfabrik, BerlinSpandau, Germany.
cyd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Nottebohm, Ludenscheid, Germany.
cyh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Huttenwerke Siegerland, Eichner, Germany.
cyq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Spreewerke GmbH, Metallwarenfabrik, BerlinSpandau, Germany.
CZ Tradename of Ceska Zbrojovka, Brno, Czechoslovakia, c. 1918 to date.
CZAR Tradename on revolvers by Hood Firearms, c.1875.
CZAR Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
czf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maschinenfabrik Steubing & Company, Berlin, Germany.
czg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schichau-Elbing, Konigsberg division, Germany.
czm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustav Genschow & Company, Berlin, Germany.
czn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Emil Busch AG, Optische Industrie, Rathenow, Germany.
czo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Heereszeugamt, Geschosswerkstalt, Konigsberg, Germany.
czs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Brennador Werke AG, Brandenburg, Germany.
D.R.G.M. Abbreviation for Deutsches Reichs-Gerrauchs Muster (German registered design).
dah WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Junkers, Dessau, Germany.
DAINO Tradename on single shot shotguns imported by Kleinfuenther's of Seguin, Texas.
DAISY Tradename on revolvers from Bacon Arms Company, c. 1880.
Dakin Gun Company Importers of Italian and Spanish Shotguns, c 1960 in San Francisco, California.
DAKOTA Tradename on revolvers made by Uberti.
DAKOTA Tradename on single action revolvers of the Colt type made by Hammerli in Switzerland, and by Armi Jager in Italy.
Daly Arms Company Revolver maker in New York City, c.1890.
Dan Wesson Arms Company Manufacturer of revolvers with a unique barrel takedown system in Monson, Massachusetts.
DANIEL BOONE GUN C0. Tradename used by Belknap Hardware of Louisville, Kentucky on shotguns.
DANTON Tradename of Gabilondo y Cia., Elgoibar, Spain; c. 1925-33.
Danzig German (Prussian) state arsenal located in Danzig, Germany prior to WW-I.
dar WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallindustrie Schonbeck AG, Schonbeck am Elbe, Germany.
Dardick Corporation Manufacturers of unusual revolving carrier pistols in Hamden, Connecticut, c. 1954-62.
DAREDEVIL Tradename used by Lou J. Eppinger, Incorporated of Detroit, Michigan.
Darne Manufacturer of sporting arms since 1881 in St. Etienne, France.
Daudetau, L. Name of a series of French military rifles, c. 1900 and named for their inventor.
Davenport, W. H. Shotgun maker located in Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1880-83, and in Norwich, Connecticut, c. 1890-1900.
Davidson Firearms Company Importers of shotguns made by Fabrica de Armas in Spain; located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Davis, N. R. & Company Freetown, Massachusetts, c. 1853-1917. In 19117 merged with Warner Arms Company and changed the name to Davis-Warner Arms Company, and became inactive about 1921. In 1930 merged with Crescent Fire Arms Company and became Crescent Davis Arms Company. Was purchased by J. Stevens Arms Company in 1932.
Davls-Wamer Arms Company Name of merged N. R. Davis & Company and Warner Arms Corporation, Norwich, Connecticut 1917-30, though inactive from about 1921 until it was merged with Crescent Fire Arms Company to form Crescent-Davis Arms Corporation in 1930.
Day Arms Company Distributors for Essex Arms Corporation and makers of pistols and M1911 modifications; in San Antonio, Texas.
daz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maximilianhutte, plant II, Unterwellenborn, Thuringia, Germany.
dbg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dynamit AG (AIfred Nobel & Company), Duneberg plant.
dbh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mannesmann, Dusseldorf plant, Germany.
dde WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Robert Larsen, Fabrik fur Leder u. Stoffwaren, Berlin, German
ddl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Renscheider Hobelmesserfabrik Josua Corts Sohn, Remscheid, Germany.
ddx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Voigtlander u. Sohn AG, Braunschweig, Germany.
dea WW-II German ordnance code assfgned to Frankfurter Maschinenbau, Pokorny & Wittekind, Frankfurt, Germany.
DEAD SHOT Tradename used on revolvers by L. W. Pond Company.
dec WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bleiwerk Goslar.
Decker, Wilheim Revolver maker located in Zella St. Blasii, Germany, c.1913.
DEFENDER Trademark on pistols used by Javier Echaniz.
DEFENDER Tradename on revolvers made for J. P. Loveli Arms by Iver Johnson, c.1880.
DEFIANCE Tradename on revolvers made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
DEK-DU Tradename of Tomas de Urizar y Cia., Eibar, Spain, c. 1910.
DELPHIAN Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
DELPHIAN Tradename used by Supplee-Biddle Hardware Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DELU Tradename of Fab. d'Armes Delu & Company.
DeLUXE Tradename of Gregorio Bolumburu.
DEMON MARINE Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
DEMRO Demro Products, Manchester, Connecticut, manufacturer of the TAC carbines.
Denmark. PJK, Incorporated Manufacturer of the J & R M-68 carbine in Brad bury, California.
Deringer Rifle and Pistol Works Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1873-79. Successor to Henry Deringer, Jr. and formed after his death.
DESPATCH Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1875.
Destroyer Carbines Spanish police carbines made by Gaztanaga y Cia, of Eibar, Spain, c. 1925, and more recently Ayra Duria S.A. of Eibar, Spain.
DESTROYER Pistol tradename found on guns made by Isidro Gaztanaga of Spain c.1914-33, and by Gaztanaga, Trocaola y Ibarzabal, c.1933-36.
DESTRUCTOR Tradename of Retolaza Hermanos on pistols.
DESTRUCTOR Tradename on pistols made by Iraola Salaverria of Eibar, Spain.
DETECTIVE Tradename of Garate, Anitua y Cia. on revolvers (Spain). .
DETECTlVE REVOLVER Tradoname used by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California on imported revolvers, c.1960.
Detonics, Incorporated Manufacturer of pistols in Seattle, Washington.
DEUTSCHE SELBSTLADE PISTOLE Tradename on pistols from Gotthilf von Nordheim of Zella-Mehlis, Germany, c.1929.39.
Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak M
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#2 DougStump

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 10:20 AM

Outstanding!

How are you keeping track of the data? I can whip out a database program fairly quick it it would help.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:46 PM

Ltcboy,
As an entomologist and general collector of information for and about anything, my hat's off to you!
Thanks, What a great reference to have.
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Posted 01 October 2005 - 05:38 PM

If you guys want more there is tons of more info that I did not include for fear you guys would not be interested.
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