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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 Manufacturer of military and sporting arms in Berlin, Germany, c.1912-45.
dev WW-II German ordnance code assigned to DEW, Remscheid plant, Germany.
dfb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustloff Company, Waffenfabrik, Suhl, Germany.
DGA Tradename of Shilen Rifles, Incorporated on rifle actions.
dgb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dynamit AG, (AIfred Nobel & Company), Duneberg plant.
dgl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Remo Gewehrfabrik, Gebruder Rempt, Suhl, Germany.
dgz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bohler, Kapfenberg, Austria.
dha WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp, Hannover plant, Germany.
dhp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to H. Burgsmuller, Gewehrfabrik, Kreiensen-Harz, Germany.
DIAMOND ARMS C0. Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri.
DIAMOND Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
DIANE Tradename of a model of handgun made by Wilkinson Arms of South EI Monte, California.
Dickinson, E. L. & Company Revolver makers in Springfield, Massachusetts, c.1863-80.
DICKSON BULLDOG Tradename on revolvers used by Herman Weihrauch Sportwaffenfabrik.
DICKSON SPECIAL AGENT Tradename used by Echave, Arizmendi y Cia. on pistols.
DICKSON Tradename on handguns made in Italy for American Import Company, c.1965.
DICTATOR Tradename on pistols of Soc. Anonyme des Fab. d'Armes Reunies.
DICTATOR Tradename on revolvers from Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
Dixie Gune Works Importer and manufacturer of blackpowder guns and kits in Union City, Tennessee.
djf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Draht-Bremer, Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany.
dkk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Friedrich Offerman & Sohne, Lederwarenfabrik, Bensberg, Germany.
dla WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Barth, Militareffekten-Fabrik, Waldbrohl, Germany.
dld WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kromag, Hirtenberg, Austria.
dlu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ewald Lunenschloss, Militareffecten-Fabrik, Solingen, Germany.
dma WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Heeresmunitionsanstalt u. Geschosswerkstatt, Zeithain, Germany.
dmk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ilseder Hutte, Peiner, Germany.
dmo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Auto-Union, Chemnitz, Czechoslovakia.
dmy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Fritz Werner, Berlin-Marienfeld, Germany.
dn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereingte Deutsche Nickelwerke, Laband, Germany.
dnf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinische Westfalische Sprengstoff AG, Stadeln near Nurnberg, Germany.
dnh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinische Westfalische Sprengstoff AG, Durlach, Germany.
dnv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Fahr AG, Stockach, Germany.
dnz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schwarzwalder Apparatenbauanstalt, August Schwek & Sohne, Villingen, Germany.
dom WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Westfalische Metallindustrie, Lippstadt, Germany.
DOMINO Tradename on target pistol made in Italy and imported by Mandall Shooting Supplies of Scottsdale, Arizona.
dot WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn, Brunn plant, Czechoslovakia.
dou WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn, Bystrica, Czechoslovakia.
DOUGLAS Tradename of Lasagabaster Hermanos on handguns.
dov WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn, Vsetin, Czechoslovakia.
dow WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn, Prerau, Czechoslovakia (Optotechnica AG).
dox WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn, Podbrezova, Czechoslovakia.
dph WW-II German ordnance code assigned to I. G. Farbenindustrie AG, Autogen plant, Frankfurt, Germany.
dpk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hagenuk, Berlin Tempelhof, Germany.
dpl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Remo Gewehrfabrik, Gebruder Rempt, Suhl, Germany.
dpm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Poldi-Hutte, Komotau, Sedeten, Germany.
dps WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Auto-Union, Mittweida, Germany.
dpu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schlothauer GmbH, Metallwaren, Ruhla, Germany.
dpw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Zeiss-Ikon, Gorz plant, Berlin-Zehlendorf, Germany.
dpx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Zeiss-Ikon, Stuttgart, Germany.
DREADNAUGHT Trademark used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
DREADNAUGHT Tradename on revolvers from Antonio Errasti (Spain).
DREYSE Dreyse Rheinische Metallwaren Maschinenfabrik, Somerda, Germany since 1889. In 1936 merged and became RheinmetallBorsig, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Driscoll, J. B. Handgun maker in Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1870.
DRULOV Tradename on Czech target pistols marketed by Omnipol.
drv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to HASAG, Tschenstochau.
DSCHULLNIG Tradename on rifles imported by Firearms Center of Spokane, Washington; guns are made in Austria.
dsh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ingenieur F. Janecek, Gewehrfabrik, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
dsj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to WAMA Metailwerke, Oberlungwitz, Germany.
dsx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rochling-Buderus, Wetzlar, Germany.
dta WW-II German ordnance code assigned to A. Waldhausen, Inhaber M. Bruchmann, Sattler u. Kofferfabrik, Cologne, Germany.
dtu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to G. J. Ensink & Company, Spezialfabrik fur Militarausrustung, Ohrdruf, Germany.
dtv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to C. Otto Gehrkens, Leder u. Riemenwerke, Pinneberg, Germany.
Duackenbush, H. M. Manufacturer of rifles and air guns in Herkimer, New York, c.1880.
DUAN Tradename of Fernando Ormachea on handguns.
DuBlel Arms Company Manufacturer of sporting rifles in Sherman, Texas.
DUCO Tradename used by Fs. Dumoulin et Cie.
Dumoulin Freres et Cfe. Manufacturers of firearms in Milmort, Belgium, c.1849.
dun WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Poldi Hutte, Kladno, Czechoslovakia.
DUNLAP SPECIAL Tradename used by Dunlap Hardware Company of Macon, Georgia on arms made by Davis-Warner Arms Corporation.
DUO Tradename used on small pistols by Frantisek Dusek, Opocno, Czechoslovakia, c. 1926-48, and by Ceska Zbreojovka, c.1948.
DUPLEX Tradename used by Osgood Gun Works of Norwich, Connecticut on revolvers, c.1882.
duv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Berliner-Lubecker Maschinenfabrik, Lubeck plant, Germany.
duw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Rohrwerk, AG, Mulheim, Germany.
dvr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Johann Prohlich, Lederwarenfabrik, Vienna, Austria.
dvu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schichau, EIbing.
dwm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Waffen u. Munitionswerke, Berlin-Borsigwalde, Germany.
dxs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Thyssen, Duisburg-Hamborn, Germany.
dye WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ed. Pitschmann, Pyrotechnik, Innsbruck, Austria.
dym WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Runge & Kaulfuss, Rathenow, Germany.
dyq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to DEW, Werdohl plant, Germany.
dza WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bleiwerke Dr. Schulcke, Hamburg, Germany.
dzl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Anstalt Oigee, Berlin, Germany.
dzw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke v. Galkowsky & Kielblock, Finow.
E. A. Abbreviation for Echave y Arizmendi of Eibar, Spain, c.191175.
E. A. Abbreviation for Eulogio Arostegui, Eibar, Spain, c.1930.
E.M.F. Abbreviation and tradename for Early and Modern Firearms Corporation, a manufacturer and importer of black powder and cartridge arms in Studio City, California.
eaf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to MechanoptikGesellschaft fur Prazisionstechnik, Aude & Reipe, Babelsberg, Germany.
Eagle Arms Company Manufacturer of cup-primed cartridge revolvers in New York City, c.1865.
Eagle Gun Company Carbine manufacturer in Stratford, Connecticut, c.1965.
EAGLE Tradename used on revolvers by Iver Johnson, c.1879-86.
eah WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bruninghaus, Werdohl, Germany.
eak WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Werke Kiel, Germany.
ean WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenu. Metallwerke, Lippstadt, Germany.
EARLHOOD Tradename on revolvers made by E. L. Dickinson Company, c.1870-80.
EARTHOUAKE Tradename on revolvers made by E. L. Dickinson, c.1870-80.
EASTERN ARMS CO. Tradename used by Sears Roebuck & Company on revolvers made by Meriden Firearms.
EASTERN Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
EASTFIELD Tradename used by Smith & Wesson on shotguns.
eba WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Scharfenberg & Teubert GbmH, Metallwarenfabrik, Breitungen.
ebf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Huttenwerke Siegerland, Charlottenhutte plant, Wiederschelden.
ecc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Oskar Lunig, Pyrotechnische Fabrik, Mohringen.
ecd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Graf Lippold, Pyrotechnische Fabrik, Wuppertal-EIberfeld.
ECH Code after model name on arms made by Colt for Montgomery Ward.
ECHASA Tradename of Echave Arizmendi y Cia. on pistols.
ECKO Tradename of Emil Eckoldt Waffenfabrik of Suhl, Germany on rifles, c.1923-39.
ECLIPSE Tradename on pistols made by Johnson, Bye & Company, c.1875.
edg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to J. A. Henckels, Zwillingswerke, Solingen, Germany.
edk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Auto-Union, Zschoppau plant, Saxony.
edq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Waffenu. Munitionswerke AG, Lubeck-Schlutrup, Germany.
eds WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Zundapp, Nurnberg, Germany.
eed WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gewehru. Fahrradteilfabrik H. Weirach, ZellaMehlis, Germany.
eeg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hermann Weirach, Gewehru. Fahrradteilfabrik.
eej WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Markisches Walzwerk, Stausgberg, district Potsdam, Germany.
eel WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Wissner.
eem WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Selve-Kornbiegel, Dornheim AG, Munitionsfabrik.
eeo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Waffenu. Munitionsfabriken AG, Posen plant.
eey WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Treuenfrietzen GmbH, Roderhof plant.
EFW Code following name on arms made by Firearms International for Montgomery Ward.
EGP Code following model name on arms made by Golden State Arms Corporation for Montgomery Ward.
egy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ing. Fr. August Pfeffer, Oberlind, Thuringia.
EHM Code following model name on arms made by Franz Heym for Montgomery Ward.
EIG Importers of small pistols and revolvers in Miami, Florida, c. 1967.
EJN Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Jefferson Corporation.
EKN Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Kessler Arms.
eky WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Volkswagenwerk, Wolfsburg.
EL CANO Tradename used by Arana y Cia. on revolvers.
EL CID Tradename of Casmiro Santos on pistols.
EL GAMO Tradename on sporting arms made near Barcelona, Spain, c.1970.
EL PERRO Tradename of Lascurarin y Olasolo of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
ELDORADO Tradename on shotguns imported from Spain by HyScore Arms Corporation.
ELECTOR Tradename on revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
ELECTRIC Tradename on revolvers made by Forehand & Wadsworth, c.1880.
ELECTRIQUE Tradename used . on electrically fired guns made by SMFM, c.1965.
ELECTROARM Tradename on electric free pistols made by Independent Research & Development, Incorporated of San Antonio, Texas, c.1971.
elg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to WASAG, Elsnig plant.
ELGIN ARMS CO. Tradename of Fred Bifflar & Company of Chicago, Illinois on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
ELITE Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols.
ELLUNAR LEBEL RAPIDE Tradename used on revolvers by Garate, Anitua y Cia.
EM-GE Tradename used on revolvers by Gerstenberger & Eberwein, Gussenstadt, West Germany.
EMJ Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Miroku.
EMN Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Marlin.
emp WW-II German ordnance scode assigned to Dynamit AG (AIfred Nobel & Company), Empelde plant.
EMPIRE ARMS C0. Tradename on shotguns made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
EMPIRE ARMS Tradename on revolvers mads by Meriden Arms Company and distributed by H & D Folsom.
EMPIRE STATE Tradename used by H & D Folsom on revolvers made by Meriden Firearms Company.
EMPIRE Tradename on spur trigger revolvers made by Jacob Rupertus, c.1858-88.
EMPRESS Tradename used by Jacob Rupertus on revolvers, c. 1880.
emq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Zeiss, Jena.
emu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mathe Uhrenfabrik, Schwenníngen, Germany.
ENDERS OAKLEAF Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
ENDERS ROYAL SERVICE Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
ENFORCER Tradename and model designation of Universal Sporting Goods on M-1 carbine pistol.
ENTERPRISE Tradename on revolvers made by the Enterprise Gun Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, c.1875.
enz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Enzesfelder Metallwerk, Enzesfeld plant, Vienna, Austria.
eom WW-II German ordnance code assigned to H. Huck, Metallwarentabrik, Nurnberg, Germany.
eqf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Bocker, Lederwarenfabrik, Waldbrohl, Rheinland, Germany.
ERA Tradename used by F.I.E. on shotguns.
Erfurt German (Prussian) state arsernal located in Erfurt, Germany up to WW-II.
erg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to A. Doppert, Treibriemenfabrik, Kitzingen.
ERI Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Remington.
ERIKA Tradename usedby Francois Pfannl, Krems, Austria, c. 1913-26 on pistols.
ERMA Tradename of Erfurter Maschinen u. Werkzeugfabrik of Erfurt, Germany prior to WW-II, now Erma-Werke of Dachau, West Germany.
ESMIT Tradename used by Hijos de Juan Arrizabalaga of Eibar, Spain on revolvers.
eso WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Werke G. Rodenstock, Munich, Germany.
ESPECIAL Tradename of Hijos de C. Arrizabalaga on pistols.
ESPERANZA Y UNCETA 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.
Essex Arms Corporation Manufacturers of M1911 type pistols and frames since 1970 in Island Pond, Vermont.
ESSEX Tradename used by Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
ESSEX Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles and shotguns.
ESTRELLA Tradename of Bonifacio Echeverria on pistols.
etb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Steubing & Company, Graslitz, Sudeten, Germany.
ETNA Tradename of Santigo Salaberrin of Ermua, Spain on pistols.
Etxezarraga y Abaitua Pistol manufacturers in Eibar, Spain, c. 1925.
eue WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Otto Reichel, Inh. Rudolf Fischer, Lederwarenfabrik, Lengfeld, Erzgebirge.
eug WW-II German ordnance code assigned to to Optische Prazisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Poland.
EUROMANUFACTURE Tradename used by A. Mainardi of Italy.
EUSARO Tradename on revolvers from Esprin Hermanos.
Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company Rifle maker located in Mechanic Falls, Maine, c.1868-80.
Evans, William Sporting arms maker located in London, England, c.1883-1900.
ews WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Skodawerke, Konigsgratz plant, Czechoslovakia.
ewx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Franz u. Karl Vogels, Lederwarenfabrik, Cologne, Germany.
EXCAM Importers in Hialeah, Flòrida.
EXCEL Tradename used by Iver Johnson.
EXCELSIOR Tradename on revolvers from Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
exd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Auto-Union, Audi Plant.
exp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hans Kollmorgen, Optische Anstalt, Berlin, Germany.
EXPERT RIFLE Tradename used by Witte Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri.
EXPRESS Tradename on revolvers made by Bacon Arms Company, c.1880.
EXPRESS Tradename used by Tomas de Urizar y Cia. of Eibar, Spain, c.1905-21, on pistols.
exs WW-ll German ordnance code assigned to Skodawerke, Koniggratz, Czechoslovakia.
exw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Holleischen, Kreis Mies, Sudeten, Germany.
EY Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Iver Johnson.
F.A. Abbreviation for Francisco Arizmendi on handguns.
F.A.B. Tradename used by Rohm on revolvers.
F.A.G. Abbreviation for F. Arizmendi y Goenaga of Eibar, Spain.
F.B.W. Abbreviation for Falling Block Works on single shot rifles made in Troy, Michigan, c. 1972.
F.I.E. Abbreviation and tradename for Firearms Import and Export Corporation in Miami, Florida. Manufacturers and distributors of both cartridge and black-powder arms.
F.L. SELBSTLADER Tradename of Fritz Langenhan on pistols.
F.M.A.P. Abbreviation for Fabrica Militar de Armas Portatiles of Rosario, Argentina on pistols.
F.M.G. Abbreviation for Fab. de Material de Guerra Ejercito of Santiago, Chile on pistols.
F.N. Abbreviation for Fabrique National d'Arms de Guerre, Herstal, Belgium, c.1889 to date. Manufacturers of sporting and military arms, primarily known for its Browning designed weapons, and in the United States for guns labeled Browning.
fa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mansfeld AG, Hettstedt, Sudharz, Germany.
faa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Waffenu. Munitionsfabriken AG, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Fab. de Armas Zaragoza Maker of Corla pistols in Zaragoza, Mexico.
Fabrica Nacional de Armas Mexico Manufacturer of military arms in Mexico City, c.1923. Maker of Obregon pistols.
Fabrique d'Armes Unies de Liege Manufacturer of pistols in Liege, Belgium, c.1923-28.
Fabrique National D'Armes de Guerre, Herstal, Belgium, c.1889 to date. Manufacturers of sporting and military arms, primarily known for its Browning designed weapons, and in the United States for guns labeled Browning.
FAL Abbreviation for Fusil Automatique Legere, a rifle made by, or under license from, F.N.
FALCON Tradename used by American Import Company of San Francisco, California on shotguns imported from Spain.
FALCON Tradename used by Astra-Unceta y Cia. on the Model 4000 pistol, calibers 9mm and 7.65 Parabellum.
FALCON Tradename used on pistols by the SPESCO Corporation on .25's imported from West Germany.
Falling Block Works Manufacturer of single shot ritle actions in Troy, Michigan, c.1972.
FAMAE Tradename of Fab. de Material de Guerra del Ejercito of Santiago, Chile on pistols.
Famars Manufacturer of fine shotguns in Brescia, Italy.
FAR Tradename of Soc. Anon. des Fab. d'Armes Reunies on pistols.
Farrow Arms Company Manufacturer of rifles starting in Holyoke, Massachusetls in 1886, then moving to Memphis, Tennessee in 1890, Mason, Tennessee in 1891, Washington, D.C. in 1896, and West Palm Beach, Florida in 1910 until ###
FARWELL ARMS CO. Tradename used by Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Company of St. Paul, Minnesota.
FAST Tradename on pistols made by Echave, Arizmendi y Cia., Eibar, Spain.
FAULTLESS GOOSE GUN Tradename on shotguns used by John M. Smythe Hardware Company of Chicago, Illinois, made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
FAULTLESS Tradename on shotguns used by John M. Smythe Hardware Company of Chicago, IIlinois made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
FAVORITE NAVY Tradename on revolvers made by Johnson, Bye & Company, c.1875.
FAVORITE Tradename on revolvers from Johnson, Bye & Company, .c.1875.
FB Abbreviation for Fabryka Broni on Radom pistols.
FB Abbreviation for the model Frommer Baby pistol made by Fegyver es Gepgyar Reszvenytarsasag.
fb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mansfeld AG, Rothenburg plant, Saale, Germany.
fc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mansfeld AG, AIstedt plant, Thuringia, Germany.
fco WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Sendlinger Optische Glaswerke GmbH, BerlinZehlendorf, Germany.
fd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Stolberger Metallwerke AG (Asten, Lynen & Shcleicher), Stolberg, Germany.
fde WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dynamit AG (AIfred Nobel & Company), Forde plant.
FED ORD Tradename of Federal Ordnance, Importer and distributor in South EI Monte, California.
FEDERAL ARMS Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on revolvers made by Meriden Firearms Company.
Federal Ordnance Importer and distributor in South EI Monte, California.
fee WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Augsburger Waagenfabrik, Ludwig Pfisterer, Augsburg.
FEG (FROMMER) Tradename of Fegyveres Gepygar Reszvenytarsasag, later Fermaru Fegyver-es Gepyar of Budapest, Hungary on pistols.
FEMARU Pre-WW-II made by Femaru Fegyver es Gepgyar (Fegy-.. vergyar), post-war by Femaru es Szerszamgepgyar N.V. Budapest, Hungary.
fer WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Wandhofen, Schwerte, Westphalia, Germany.
FERLACH City in Austria and tradename used by that city's gun makers, the Genossenschaft der' Buchsenmachermeister.
Ferunion Export house handling arms made in Hungary, located in Budapest.
ffc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Paul Weyersberg & Cie., Solingen, Germany.
ffv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Wilhelm Benze Stahlfabrik, Eimbeckhausen, Hannover, Germany.
F-I Abbreviation of Firearms International.
FIALA Fiala Arms & Equipment Company on handguns made for them by Blakslee Forging Company, New Haven, Connecticut.
Fiehl & Weeks Fire Arms Manufacturing Company Revolver maker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1895.
Finlandia Firearms Importers of Tikka arms in Sherman Oaks, California, c.1969.
FINNISH LION Tradename on target rifles made by Valmet of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Firearms Center, Incorporated Importers since about 1971 in Spokane, Washington.
FIREARMS COMPANY LIMITED Tradename on guns imported from England by Mandall Shooting Supplies, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Firearms International Importers in Washington, D.C., taken over by Garcial Sporting Arms, c. 1970.
Firearms Specialties Manufacturer of 45/70 revolvers in Owosso, Michigan, c.1972.
fkx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustav Sudbrack, Lederwaren u. Gamaschenfabrik, Bielefeld.
fnh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bohmische Waffenfabrik, Strkonitz plant, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
fnj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Alcoso-Stahlwarenfabrik GmbH, vormals Alexander Coppel & Cie., Solingen, Germany.
Folks Gun Works Rifle manufacturer located in Bryan, Ohio, c. 1860-91.
FORBES, F.F. Tradename used by H & D Folsom on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company, c.1900.
Forehand & Wadsworth Successors to Ethan Allen in 1871 in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1890 the name was changed to Forehand Arms Company, and was out of business in 1902.
Forehand Arms Company also Forehand & Wadsworth Successors to Ethan Allen in 1871 in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1890 the name was changed to Forehand Arms Company, and was out of business in 1902.
FOREMOST Tradename used by J. C. Penney Company on sporting arms.
FOREVER YOURS Tradename on shotguns imported by Flaig's Lodge, Millvale, Pennsylvania.
Forjas Taurus, S.A. Manufacturer in P. Alegre, Brazil under the tradename Taurus.
FORTUNA Tradename of Unceta y Cia. (Astra) on pistols.
Fortuna Werke Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, East Germany.
FOSTER, JAS. H. & CO. Tradename on shotguns made by F. J. Abbey & Company of Chicago, Illinois, c.1878.
FOUR ACE Tradename on derringers made by Four Ace Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, Brownsville, Texas, c. 1977.
FOUR ACES Tradename on pistols made by E. Svendson of Itasca, Illinois, c.1965.
FOX Tradename of Ceska Zbrojovka on pistols.
FOXCO Tradename on carbines made by Demro Products of Manchester, Connecticut.
fpx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schaffer & Budenburg, Magdeburg-Buckau, Germany.
fqn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereinigte Leichtmetallwerke, Hannover-Linden, Germany.
fra WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Drahtund Metallwarenfabrik, GmbH, Salzwedel.
FRANCAISE Tradename of Mre. d'Armes Automatiques Francaise, not to be confused with Le Francaise.
Franchi, Luigi Arms maker located in Brescia, Italy and imported by F.I.E.
Francotti, August Sporting and military arms makers since 1844, with London, England branch, c. 1877-93.
FRANKLIN, C.W. Tradename used by H & D Folsom on shotguns imported from Belgium.
Frankonia Frankonia Jagd, Arms dealers and manufacturers in West Germany.
FRANZ STOCK Machinen w. Werkbaufabrik, Berl Germany, c.1920-40.
Fraser, D. & J. Sporting arms maker located in Edinburgh, Scotland, c.1870-1900.
Fratelli Gamba Manulfacturer of sporting arms in Brescia, Italy.
Frazier, Jay Rifle maker located in Tyler, Washington, c. 1974.
Freedom Arms Handgun manufacturer located in Freedom, Wyoming.
Freeland, AI Importer in Rock Island, Illinois of target arms.
FROMMER Tradename of Fegyveres Gepygar Reszvenytarsasag, later Fermaru Fegyver-es Gepyar of Budapest, Hungary on pistols.
FRONTIER BULLDOG Tradename on revolvers from Fab. d'Armes de Guerre.
FRONTIER BULLDOG Tradename on revolvers from Fabrique National d'Armes de Guerre (Belgium).
FRONTIER DERRINGER Tradename used by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California, c. 1960.
FRONTIER Tradename used on revolvers made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c. 1880.
frp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Stahlwerke Harkot-Eicken, Hagen, Westphalia, Germany.
Fryberg, Andrew & Company Revolver maker in Hopkintown, Massachusetts, c.1905.
FS Abbreviation on grips for the model Frommer Stop pistol made by Fegyver es Gepgyar Esszvenytarsasag.
fsx WW-It German ordnance code assigned to Albin Scholle, Lederwarenfabrik, Zeitz.
ftc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Frost & Jahnel, Breslau, Czechoslovakia.
FTL Handgun maker located in Covina, Caüfornia.
fue WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Skodawerke, machine shop, Dubnica plant, Czechoslovakia.
Fujiseiki Seisakusho Company Limited Shotgun manufacturer in Okazaki City, Japan.
FUROR Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols.
Furtschegger Manufacturer of sporting arms in Kufstein, Austria, making arms for Waften Frankonia.
FURY Tradename used by L. A Distributors, c.1969 on pistols.
fuu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Strube GmbH, subsidiary of Polte, Magdeburg, Germany.
fva WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Drahtu. Metallwarenfabrik GmbH, Salzwedel.
fwh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Norddreutsche Maschinenfabrick GmbH, main office, Berlin, Germany.
fwr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Anstalt Saalfeld GmbH, Saalfeld.
fwz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenu. Emaitlierwerke Wilhelmshutte, SprottauWilhemsshutte.
fxa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenacher Karosseriewerk Assman GmbH, Eisenach.
fxo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to C. G. Haenel, Waffenu. Fahrradfabrik, Suhl, Germany.
fxp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hans Kollmorgen, Optische Anstalt, Berlin.
fyd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Skodawerke, Adamsthal plant.
fze WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenfabrik Holler, Solingen, Germany.
fzs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenfabrik Heinrich Krieghoff, Suhl, Germany.
G & E Abbreviation for Gerstenberger & Eberwein on revolvers.
G & H Abbreviation for Griffen & Howe.
G&B Abbreviation of Greenwood & Batley Limited, Leeds, Yorkshire, England on German M1871 rifles made by them.
G.A.C. FIREARMS MANUFACTURING COMPANY Tradename on Spanish revolvers possibly referring to Garate-Anitua Cia.
G.H. Abbreviation for Guisasola Hermanos of Eibar, Spain on revolvers.
G.M. Abbreviation on sporting arms made in Eibar, Spain by Gerate Mendibe & Company, post WW-II.
ga WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hirsch, Kupferu. Messingwerk AG Finow.
Galand, CharIes Francols London, England, Paris, France and Liege, Belgium, c. 1865-1910.
Galef, J. L. & Son Importer of sporting arms in New York City.
GALESI Tradename for Industria Armi Galesi of Brescia, Italy on pistols.
GALLIA Purported to be tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols.
GALLUS Tradename of Retolaza Hermanos of Eibar, Spain on pistols, c.1920.
Gamba, Renato Sporting arms manufacturer in Brescia, Ilaly since 1974.
GAME GETTER Tradename of Marble Arms & Manufacturing Company, c.1908.
gaq WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Otto Stephan, Lederu. Lederwarenfabrik, Muhlhausen.
Garate, Anitua Handgun maker in Eibar, Spain, c.1915.
Garbi Armas Garbi, shotgun maker located in Eibar, Spain.
GARRISON Tradename of revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880-90.
GARRUCHA Tradename on double-barrel pistols made by Amadeo Rossi of Sao Leopoldo, Brazil.
Gasser, Leopold Military and sporting arms maker in Vienna, Austria.
Gatling Arms & Ammunition Company Revolver maker in Birmingham, England, c. 1890.
gau WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Sudaus & Sohne, Iserlohn.
GAULOIS Tradename of Mre. Francaise d'Armes et Cycles de St. Etienne on pistols, c. 1897-1910.
Gavage Fab. d'Armes de Guerra de Haute Precision Armand Gavage, Liege, Belgium, c. 1940.
gb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereinigte N. Werke, Schwerte.
gbv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Witte & Company, Velbert.
gcw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gohring-hebenstreit, Radebeul near Dresden, Germany.
gcx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Brettschneider, Mahr, Schonberg.
Gebr. Mauser et Cie. Mauser Werke AG. Established as Gebr. Mauser et Cie.1864, name changed to Mauser Werke Ag. in 1890. Also called Waffenfabrik Mauser, located in Oberndorf, Germany. Manufacturers of both sporting and military weapons.
Gebruder Rempt Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, Germany, c. 1865-1940. Best known for Remo rifles.
GECADO Tradename G. C. Dornheim, Suhl, Germany.
GECO Tradename used by Gustav Genschow, Hamburg, Germany.
GEM Tradename used on pistols, c. 1870 marketed by Stevens Arms & Tool Company, and possibly made by them. This name is also attributed to Iver Johnson and Bacon Manufacturing Company.
Gerate-Mendlbe Post WW-II manutacturer of sporting arms in Eibar, Spain.
Gering, H. M. Pistol maker in the early 1920's in Arnstadt, Germany; made Leonhardt pistols.
Gerstenberger & Eberwein Manufacturer of handguns in Gussenstadt, West Germany.
geu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Juhbier & Company, Prazisionspresgtucke, Wipperfurth.
GEVARM Tradename used by Gevelot in St. Etienne, France.
gfg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Hepting & Company, Lederu. Gurtelfabrik, Stuttgart, Germany.
ggb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to I. G. Konigshutte u. Laurahutte Kattowatz, main office, Rochling, Konigshutte.
ghf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Fritz Kiess & Company, GmbH, Waffenfabrik, Suhl, Germany.
ghp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ruf & Company, Optische Werke Kassel, HessenNassau, Germany.
GIBRALTER Tradename of Sears, Roebuck & Company on revolvers probably made by Meriden Firearms Company.
GIBRALTER Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company.
gil WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Auto-Union, Spandau plant, Germany.
gjh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rudolph Conte, Nachf. Theodor Seibold, Fabrik fur Lederwaren, Offenbach am, Germany.
gk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mansfeld AG, Hettstedt Sudharz.
GLADIATOR Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Glaser, W. Waffen Manufacturer, importer, and distributor in Zurich, Switzerland, 1866.
GLENFIELD Tradename of Marlin Firearms
Glisenti Common name applied to arms made by Soc. Siderugica, Turin, Italy, c.1889-1930.
Glock Ges. m.b.H. located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria was founded by an engineer named Gaston Glock. Mr. Glock's company was established in 1963 and manufactures a variety of commercial appliances, including police and military related products, i.e., bayonets entrenching tools and firearms. In 1986 Glock, Inc. was established in Smyrna, Georgia (USA) and the Glock pistol was introduced into the United States.
GLORIA Tradename of Gregorio Bolumburu of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
gmo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rahm & Kampmann, Lederwarenfabrik, Kaiser lautern plant.
gn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Aug. Wellner, Aue, Saxony.
GOLD RUSH Tradename on derringers imported by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California, c.1960.
GOLDEN EAGLE Tradename used on arms made in Japan by Nikko Arms Company Limited.
GOLDEN WEST Tradename used by Talo on arms made by Savage.
GOLIAT Tradename on revolvers from Antonio Errasti.
GOOSE GUN Tradename on shotguns from J. Stevens Arms Company.
GOVERNOR Tradename used by Bacon Arms Company, c.1880.
Grant Hammond Manufacturing Corporation New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1915-17, auto pistol maker.
Grant, Steven & Sons Manufacturer of sporting arms in London, England, c. 1841 until merger with Charles Lancaster & Company and Lang & Hussey to form Joseph Lang & Company.
GRANT, W. L. Tradename on revolvers made by D. D. Cone.
Great Western Gun Works Distributors, importers and manufacturers of firearms, c.1860-1923 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Great Western Handgun maker located in Venice, California, 1954-62 moved to North Hollywood, California, c.1959.
Greener, W. W, Established in Northumberland, England 1829 as W. Greener. Moved to Birmingham, England in 1844, changed name to W. W. Greener in 1860 and to W. W. Greener & Son in 1879.
GREENFIELD Tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company of Chicago, Illinois.
Greifelt & Company Sporting and military arms makers in Suhl, Germany,1885.
GREY EAGLE Tradename used by American Import Company on shotguns made in Italy by Zoli.
GREY EAGLE Tradename used by American Import Company on shotguns made U.S.S.R.
Greyhawk Arms Corporation South EI Monte, California. Makers of single shot rifles, c. 1975.
Griffen & Howe Custom gunmakers in New York City, c. 1923. Absorbed by Abercrombie & Fitch, 1930.
Gross Arms Company Revolver maker in Tiffin, Ohio, c. 1862-65.
GRUENEL Tradename used by Gruenig & Elmiger, Malters, Switzerland.
grz WW-II German ordnance c. code assigned to Gebr. Kruger, Lederwarenfabrik, Breslau, Czechoslovakia.
gsb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig, branch office Liege, operated by Loewen (S.A. des Ateliers de la Dyle), Belgium.
gsc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to S. A. Belge des Mecanique et de L'Armement, Monceau-sur-Sambre, Belgium.
gtb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to J. F. Eisfeld GmbH, Pulver-u. Pyrotechnische Fabriken, Guntersberge plant.
GUARDIAN Tradename on revolvers made by Bacon Arms Company, c.1880.
GUARDIAN Tradename used on revolvers by F.I.E., c.1970.
gug WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ungarische Optische Werke AG, Budapest, Hungary.
guj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Werner D. Kuhn, Optische Industrie, Berlin-Steglitz, Germany.
gum WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Bergisch-Markische Eisenwerke, Velbert, Rheinland, Germany.
Gunther, S. Pre-WW-II manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, Germany.
Gustloff-Werke Manufacturer of pistols and military arms in Suhl, Germany, c.1938-45.
gut WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Walter Schurmann & Company, Lederwarenfabrik, Bielefeld.
guy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Oelikon, Buhrle & Company, Zurich, Switzerland.
gvj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ruhrstahl AG, Gelsenkirchen.
gxy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Klinge, Lederwarenfabrik, Dresden-Lobtau, Germany.
gyf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to DEW, Bochum plant.
gyo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hans Dinkelmaeyer, Lederwarentabrik, Nurnberg, Germany.
GYOSELEM Tradename on rifles from Ferunion.
GYROJET Tradename used by M. B. Associates on rocket pistols.
gzf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Westfalische Eisenu. Bleckwarenwerke, Siegen, Germany.
H & D Abbreviation for Henrion & Dassy of Liege, Belgium, c.1900.
H & H Tradename and abbreviation for Holland & Holland.
H & N Minicraft, Incorporated Manufacturer of the Thomas pistol in Covina, California.
H & R Abbreviation and tradename for Harrington & Richardson.
H&K Abbreviation for Heckler & Koch.
H. & A. Tradename and abbreviation for Hopkins & Allen.
H. W-Z Abbreviation for Hersteller Weihrauch, sporting arms manufacturer in Zella-Mehlis, Germany,c 1934-38.
H.D.H. Abbreviation for Henrion, Dassey et Heuchen of Liege, Belgium, c.1910.
H.K. Abbreviation for Heckler & Koch.
H.S. Abbrevialion for High Standard on American made firearms, and for Herbert Schmidt on revolvers made in West Germany.
H.S.B. & CO. Abbreviation for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company of Chicago, Illinois, distributors of private-label arms from various makers.
H.V. Abbreviation for Hourat et Vie. on pistols.
ha WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Treuenbrietzen Metallwarenfabrik GmbH, Sebaldushof plant.
Hackett, Edwin & George Sporting arms maker in London, England, c.1870.
Haenel, C. F. Waffen und Fahrradfabrik Manufacturer of sporting and military firearms in Suhl, Germany, c.1840-1945 when it became Ernst Thalman-Werk VEB.
HAENEL-Schmeisser Tradename of C. G. Haenel Waffen und Fahrradfabrik.
HAERENS RUSTKAMMER Marking on Bayard/Bergmann pistols made by Anciens Etablissments Pieper under Danish contract, mark means Army Storage Arsenal.
HAERENS TO JHUS Marking on Bayard/Bergmann pistols made by Anciens Etablissments Pieper under Danish contract. Mark means Royal Army.
HAFDASA Tradename of Hispano Argentina Fab. de Automoviles, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Halbe & Gerlich Manufacturers of arms and ammunition in Hamburg, Germany, c. 1922.
HALCON Tradename on .22 rifles of Metalurgica Centro in Argentina.
HALF-BREED Tradename on revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
HALGER Tradename of Halbe & Gerlich of Hamburg, Germany.
ham WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dynamit AG (AIfred Nobel & Company), Hamm plant.
Hamilton Rifle Company Rifle maker in Plymouth, Michigan, c. 1925-32.
HAMILTON Tradename of Torssin & Son on pistols.
Hammerli Lenzburg, Switzerland c.1922 to date, makers of target firearms.
HANDY GUN Tradename used by Harrington & Richardson on shotgun-pistols.
HANSCOMB HDW. CO. Tradename used by company of the same name in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
HARD PAN Tradename on revolvers used by Hood Firearms Company, c. 1875.
Harrington & Richardson Gunmakers in Worcester, Massachusetts c. 1874. Successors to Wesson & Harrington. Manufacturers of sporting and military arms now located in Gardner, Massachusetts.
HARRISON ARMS CO. Tradename used by Sickles & Preston of Davenport, lowa on shotguns imported from Belgium.
Hartford Arms & Equipment Company Manufacturer of handguns in Hartford, Connecticut from 1929 until they were purchased by High Standard in 1932.
HARVARD Tradename used by H & D Folsom on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
has WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Pulverfabrik Hasloch, Hasloch on the Main, Germany.
HASAG Tradename of Hugo Schneider, AG.
Hauck, Wilbur J. Manufacturer of single shot rifles in West Arlington, Vermont, c.1950.
Hawes Firearms Company Importers located in Van Nuys, California.
HAWES MARSHAL Tradename on single action revolvers made for Hawes by J. P. Sauer & Sohn of West Germany.
hbg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Alfred Schwarz AG, Metallwerk Frodenburg on the Ruhr, Eisenach plant, Germany.
hbu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Heinrich List, Elektrotechnik u. Mechanik, Tetlow & Steglitz.
hck WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Georg A. Lerch GmbH, Lederwaren u. Stanzwerk, Mettman, Rheinland, Germany.
hdt WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Markischer Metallbau, Oranienburg.
hdv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Werke Osterrode GmbH, Osterrode, Harz.
Heckler & Koch Manufacturer of military and sporting arms in Oberndorf/Neckar, Germany.
HEGE WAFFEN Tradename on copies of Walther PP marketed in West Germany by Hebsacker Gesellschaft, and made by Fegyver es Gepgyar Resvenytarsasay in Budapest, Hungary.
HEGE WAFFEN Tradename used by Hege GmbH, & Company of Schwabisch Hall, West Germany on sporting arms.
HEIM Tradename of C. E. Heinzelmann on sporting arms.
Heinzelmann, C. E. Gunmaker in Plochingen, Wurtemberg, Germany, c. 1921-28. Used the tradename Heim.
Helfricht & Fischer Manufacturers of sporting arms in ZellaMehlis, Germany, c.1933-40.
HELFRICHT Tradename of A. Krauser Waffenfabrik of ZellaMehlis, Germany, c. 1921-29, on pistols.
HELKRA Tradename of A. Krauser Waffenfabrik on pistols.
HELVICE Tradename used by Fab. d'Armes de Guerre de Grand Precision, Eibar, Spain.
Helwan Helwan Arsenal located just south of Cairo, Egypt, manufacturer of military arms.
HENRY GUN CO. Tradename used on Belgian shotguns, c.1900.
Henry, Alexander Sporting arms maker located in Edinburgh, Scotland, c.1869-95.
HERCULES Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
HERCULES Tradename used by Montgomery Ward & Company on arms made by Iver Johnson.
HERMETIC Tradename of Bernardon-Martin of St. Eteinne, France on pistols, c.1912.
HERMITAGE ARMS CO. Tradename of Grey & Dudley Hardware Company, Nashville, Tennessee on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Hermitage Gun Company Tradename of Grey & Dudley Hardware Company, Nashville, Tennessee on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
HERMITAGE Tradename used by the J. Stevens Arms Company on their Model 90 shotgun.
HERO Tradename on revolvers used by Tryon Bros. Company, made by Rupertus Arms Company, c.1880.
HEROLD Tradename used on rifles and pistols by Franz Jager & Company of Suhl, Germany, c. 1922-39.
HEROLD-REPETIERBUCHSE Tradename used on rifles made by Franz Jager & Company of Suhl, Germany, c.1923-39.
Herters, Incorporated Importers and distributors of firearms in Waseca, Minnesota.
hew WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ing. F. Janecek, Waffenwerke, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Heym Gebruder Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, Germany, c.1922-39.
Heym, Franz W. Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, Germany, c.1934-45, now located in Munnerstadt, West Germany.
Heym, Max Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, Germany, c. 1934-39.
hft WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Becker & Company, GmbH, Militaru. Feuerwehrausrustungen, Berlin, Germany.
hgs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to W. Gustav Burmeister, Pyrotechnische Fabrik u. Signalmittelwerk (fireworks and pyrotechnics), Hamburg.
hhc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Union Gesellschaft f. Metallindustrie, Sils van de Loo & Company, Frodenberg plant.
hhg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Tegel plant.
hhu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Schmalkalden.
hhv WW-II German ordnance acode assigned to Steyr-DaimlerPuch AG Nibelungen plant, St. Valentin, Austria.
hhw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Silberhutte GmbH, Andreasberg, Harz.
hhz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rochlingwerke, Volklingen.
HIAWATHA Tradename used by Gamble Skogmo on guns made by Savage.
HIB SPE BAR Abbreviation and tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company of Chicago, Illinois.
HIGGINS, J.C. Tradename of Sears, Roebuck & Company for firearms made by various manufacturers.
High Standard Established by High Standard Manufacturing Company in 1926 in New Haven, Connecticut, changed name to High Standard Sporting Firearms and moved to Hamden, Connecticut, now known as High Standard, Incorporated and located in East Hartford, Connecticut.
HIJO Tradename of Industri Armi Galesi on pistols.
Hi-Shear Corporation Manufacturer of the Omega rifle, located in Torrence, California.
hjg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kimmach & Brunn, Fabrik fur Heeresausrustung, Kaiserslautern.
hjh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Ackva, Lederfabrik, Bad Kreuznach.
hkm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Braun AG, Optische Industrie, Nurnberg.
hla WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbrietzen GmbH, Sebalddushof plant.
hlb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbrietzen GmbH, Selterhof plant.
hlc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ziehu. Stanzwerk (wire pulling and stamping), Schleusingen.
hld WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbrietzen GmbH, Belsig plant.
hle WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfabric Treuenbrietzen GmbH, Roderhof plant.
hlv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Maury & Company, Lederwarenfabrik, Offenbach on the Main.
hnx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Walter KG, Kiel, Kiel plant and Tannenberg plant.
Hoffman Arms Company Cleveland, Ohio, c.1925, makers of custom rifles.
Holden, Cyrus B. Manufacturer of rifles in Worcester, Massachusetts, c.1864 possibly until c.1880.
Holland & Holland London, England, c. 1835, manufacturers of fine sporting arms.
Hollenbeck Gun Company Wheeling, West Virginia manufacturer of sporting long arms.
Hollenbeck, F. A. Manufacturer of repeating rifles in Syracuse, New York, c.1910-11.
Hollis, Chas. & Sons Sporting arms maker located in London, England.
Holmes, Bill Custom trap shotgun maker located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
HOLT, SAM Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on shotguns.
Hood Fire Arms Company Revolver manufacturer located in Norwich, Connecticut, c.1875.
Hopkins & Allen Established in Norwich, Connecticut in 1868, taken over by Marlin-Rockwell in 1917, and now owned by Numrich Arms Corporation and located in West Hurley, New York. Manufacturers of all types of sporting arms but best known for their early revolvers.
HOPKINS, C. W. Tradename used by Bacon Arms Company, c. 1875 on revolvers.
Howa Machinery, Limlted Manufacturer of sporting and military arms in Nagoya, Japan, c.1940.
HOWARD ARMS CO. Tradename on shotguns used by Fred Bifflar & Company of Chicago, Illinois, made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
HOWARD ARMS CO. Tradename used by Meriden Firearms Company on revolvers.
hrn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Presswerk Metgethen, East Prussia.
htg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Junghanswerke, Schwenningen plant.
htg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Polte Armaturenu. Maschinenfabriken AG, Duderstadt plant, Westphalia.
HUBERTUS Tradename of Inman, Meffert Gewehrfabrik, Suhl, ms, Germany on sporting arms, c.1839-1945.
HUDSON Tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company of Chicago, Illinois.
HUMMER Tradename used by Lee Hardware of Salina, Kansas on shotguns imported from Belgium.
Hunter Arms Company Shotgun manufacturer who purchased the L. C. Smith Gun Company of Syracuse, New York, c. 1890, and continued to make the L. C. Smith shotgun, along with Hunter and Fulton branded guns. Located in Fulton, New York, they were taken over by Marlin Firearms, c.1948.
HUSKY Tradename used by Tradewinds ot Tacoma, Washington on Husqvarna rifles.
HUSOVARNA Tradename for Husqvarna Vapenfabrik Akiebolag, makers of a wide range of firearms, c.1867 in Jonkoping, Sweden.
HVA Abbreviation and tradename for Husqvarna Vapenfabrik Akitiebolag.
HW Abbreviation and tradename of Herman Wiehrauch Sportwaffenfabrik on revolvers made in West Germany.
hwd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Westfalische-Anhaltische Sprengstoff AG, Herrenwald plant.
Hy Hunter Corporation Importer and dealer in Burbank, California, c. mid-1950's.
Hy Score Arms Company Importers in Brooklyn, New York of sporting arms.
Hyper-Single Precision SS Rifles Manufacturer of rifles in Jenks, Oklahoma.
i WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Astra-Werke, Chemnitz.
I.A.G. Abbreviation for Industria Armi Galesi on pistols.
I.B.M. Abbreviation for International Business Machine, manufacturer of M-1 Carbines during WW-II at Poughkeepsie, New York.
I.M.I. Abbreviation for Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel.
I.N.A. Abbreviation for Industria National de Armas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
IAB Tradename on shotguns made in Italy for Puccinelli of San Anselm, California.
IAB, SpA. Manufacturer of blackpowder and cartridge replica firearms in Marcheno, Italy.
Idc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Pyrotechnische Fabriken GmbH, Cleebronn plant.
IDEAL Tradename used by Francisco Arizmendi on pistols.
Idn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Pyrotechnische Fabriken GmbH, Neumarket plant, Oberpfalz.
Ige WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kugelfabrik Schulte & Company, Tente, Rheinland, Germany.
ILLINOIS ARMS CO. Tradename used by Friederich Pickert (Germany) on revolvers.
IMPERIAL ARMS Tradename on revolvers from Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
IMPERIAL Tradename on pistols for Tomas de Urizar y Cia.
IMPERIAL Tradename on pistols used by Gregorio Bolumburu.
Independent Research & Development, Incorporated Manufacturer of electrically-fired free pistols in San Antonio, Texas, c.1971.
Indian Arms Corporation Manufacturer of pistols in Detroit, Michigan.
INDIAN Tradename on pistols used by Isidro Gaztanaga.
INDUNA Tradename of Industrial Units (Pty) Limited of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Industria Armi Galesi Manufacturer of pistols in Collebeato, Italy, c.1910.
Industrla Nacional de Armas Government arms plant in Sao ' Paulo, Brazil.
INFALLIBLE Tradename on pistols manufactured by the Warne Arms Corporation.
Inglis, John Company WW-II manufacturer uf Browning Model 1935 9mm pistols in Toronto, Can ada under license from F.N.
INGRAM Tradename on submachine guns made by Police Ordnance Compay of Los Angeles and Military Armament Corporation of Georgia.
Inhauser, Carl Manufacturer of military arms in Vienna, Austria c. 1922-45.
Inland A division of General Motors in Dayton, Ohio that manufactured M-1 carbines during WW-II.
INTERARMCO (Interarms) Importers and manufacturers of sporting arms, mid-1950's in Alexandria, Virgin
Interarms Importers and manufacturers of sporting arms, mid-1950's in Alexandria, Virgin
INTERCHANGEABLE Tradename on shotguns used by Scho-verlin-Daley & Gales for guns made in Belgium, c.1880.
Interdynemic Manufacturer of pistols located in Miami, Florida.
International Distributors Im porters located in Miami, Florida.
INTERNATIONAL Tradename used by E. C. Meacham of St. Louis Missouri on revolvers by Hood, Firearms, c.1875.
Interstate Arms Company Tradename on shotguns used by Townley Metal & Hardware, Kansas City, Missouri, made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
INVICTA Tradename on pistols used by Santigo Salaberrin.
IRIS Tradename used by Orbea Hermanos.
IROQUOIS Tradename used by Remington Arms Company on revolvers.
Irwin-Pedersen Manufacturer of M-1 carbines during WW-II in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ishapore Government small arms plant in India.
Italguns Internatlonal Manutacturer of sporting arms in Cusago, Italy.
Ithaca Gun Company Manufacturer of sporting arms in Ithaca, New York, c. 1873. In 1904 they incorporated and between 1908 and 1926 they absorbed Lefever Arms Company, Wilkes Barre Gun Company, Union Firearms Company, and Syracuse Arms Company.
Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Manufacturer of sporting arms since it started as Johnson, Bye & Company in 1871 at Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1883 became Iver Johnson & Company, and was again changed to its current form in 1884. In 1891 the firm moved to Finchburg, Massachusetts.
IXOR Tradename of Mre. d'Ar- mes des Pyrenees on pistols.
IZARRA Tradename used on Bonafacio Eschevarria, Eibar, Spain, c. 1918.
J & R Manufacturer of semi-automatic carbines in Burbank, California.
J.G.A. Abbreviation and trade name of J. G. Anschutz Germaniawaffenfabrik on rifles and revolvers.
J.G.L. Abbreviation for J. Landmann, manufacturer of rifles in Holstein, West Germany, c.1968
J.M. Tradename and abbreviation of Marlin Firearms Company.
J.M.M. Tradename and abbreviation of J. M. Marlin.
J-9 Tradename used by Herters on rifles made by Zavodi Crvena Zastava of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
ja WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schmole, Menden.
JACKRABBIT Tradename used by Continental Arms on convertible .44/.410 pistol with shoulder stock, c.1960.
JACKSON ARMS CO. Tradename used by C. M. McClung & Company of Knoxville, Tennessee on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Jackson Hole Rifle Company Manufacturer of Take-down rifles in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, c.1970.
JAGA Tradename used by Frantisek Dusek on pistols made in Opocno, Czechoslovakia, c.1930.
Jager, Franz & Company Gunmakers in Suhl, Germany, c.1923-1939.
jan WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Versuchsanstalt fur Luftfahrt, Berlin Adlerhof.
Jana International Company Importers of sporting arms in Denver, Colorado.
Janccek, F. Small arms maker in Reichenberg and Praha, Czechoslovakia, c.1930-39.
Janssen Freres Sporting arms manufacturers in Liege, Belgium, c.1925-39.
jba WW-II German ordnance code assigned to A. Wunderlich Nachf., Fabrik fur Heeresausrustung (factory for military equipment), Berlin-Neukolln.
JEFFERSON Tradename used by Kodiak Manufacturing Company of North Haven, Connecticut, c.1965.
Jeffery, W. & Son Revolver makers in Plymouth, England, c.1929.
Jeffery, W. J. & Company Manufacturer of military and sporting arms in London, England, c.1888.
Jenkins Safety Catch Gun Company Shotgun maker in Rock Hill, South Carolina, c.1893.
JEWEL Tradename on revolvers from Hood Firearms Company, c. 1876.
jfs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Junkers, Magdeburg division.
jhg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustav Genachow & Company AG, Lederwarenfabriken, Alstadt-Hachenburg.
jhn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hensoldt Werke fur Optik u. Mechanik, Herborn, Dillkreis, Germany.
jhv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwaren. Waffenund Maschinenfabrik AG, Budapest, Hungary.
JIEFFCO Tradename used by Mre. Leigoise d'Armes a Feu Roba et Cie., c. 1912-14. Also used on pistols made by Robar et Cie. for Davis-Warner, c.1920.
Jinsen Arsenal Japanese small arms plant in Inchon, Korea during WW-II.
J-K Imports Importers in Novato, Calitornia.
jkg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Konigl. Ungar. Staatliche Eisen-, Stahlu. Mac nenfabrik, Budapest, Hungary.
jlj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to HeeresZeugamt Ingolstadt.
jln WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Lederwerkstatten GmbH, Pirmasens, Germany.
jme WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Armeemarinehaus Berlin, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany.
jnk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Conti, Hannover, Germany.
jnw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenwerk Steele, Essen-Steele, Germany.
joa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dresdner Kofferu. Taschenfabrik, Karl Heinichen, Dresden, Germany.
Johnson, Bye & Company Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Manufacturer of sporting arms since it started as Johnson, Bye & Company in 1871 at Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1883 became Iver Johnson & Company, and was again changed to its current form in 1884. In 1891 the firm moved to Finchburg, Massachusetts.
Johnston-Tucker Firearms Manufacturer of M-1 carbine type rifles in St. Louis, Missouri, c.1965.
JOKER Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1870.
JO-LO-AR Tradename used by Hijos de Calixto Arrizabalaga, Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
jrr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Junghans, Renchen plant, Baden, Germany.
jrs WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Junghans, branch office, Vienna, Austria.
jry WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hermann Herold, Olberhain, Germany.
jsd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustav Reinhard, Lederwarenfabrik, Berlin, Germany.
jse WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Zoblitz AG, Zoblitz.
jtb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to S. A. Tavaro, Ghent, Belgium.
jtp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dr. Karl Leiss, Optische Mechanische Instrumente, Berlin-Steglitz.
jua WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Danuvia Waffenu. Munitionsfabriken AG, Budapest, Hungary.
JUBALA Tradename used by Larranaga y Elartza.
JUNIOR Tradename of Pretoria Arms Factory on pistols.
JUPITER Tradename used by Fabrique d'Armes de Guerre de Grand Precision, Eibar, Spain.
Just, Josef Manufacturer of sporting arms in Ferlach, Austria, c.1919-39.
jut WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereinigte Wiener Metallwerke, Vienna, Austria.
jve WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Werke Ernst Ludwig, Weixdorf, Anhalt, Saxony, Germany.
jvf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Wilhelm Brand, Treibriemenfabrik, Heidelberg, Germany.
jwa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Moritz Stecher, Lederwerk, Freiburg, Germany, also: Manufacture Nationale d'Armes, Chatellerault, France.
jwh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Manufacture d'Armes, Chatellerault, Chatellerault, France.
k WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Firma Luch & Wagner, Suhl, Germany.
K.G.F. Abbreviation for Koenigliche Gewehrfabrik of Potsdam, Germany.
K.T.G. Industrial Shotgun manufacturer in Hitachi City, Japan.
ka WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gerhardi & Company, Ludenscheid, Westphalia, Germany.
KABA, KABA SPEZIAL Tradenames of Karl Bauer, a Berlin, Germany dealer. Handguns made by Menz, August and Arizmendi, Francisco bear this name.
kam WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Eisenu. Metallwerke GmbH, Skarzysko Kamienna.
Kassner Imports Importers based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Kayoba Factory Limited Kayoba, Japan from about 1900 until taken over as part of Kokura Arsenal, c. WW-II.
kbg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Erwin Backhaus, Remscheid.
kce WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schneider & Company, Le Creuot, France.
keb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Manufacture d'Armes Nationale de Levallois, Paris.
KENNEDY Tradename on rifles used by Whitney Arms Company, c.1880.
Kerner, E. & Company Sporting arms maker in Suhl, Germany, c. 1935-39.
Kessler Arms Company Manufacturer of shotguns in Silver Creek, New York, c.1951-53.
Kettner, Ed Sporting arms maker located in Suhl, Germany, c 1922-39.
Kettner, Franz Rifle maker in Suhl, Germany, c.1920-25.
KEYSTONE ARMS C0. Tradename used by E. K. Tryon Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on revolvers and shotguns.
kfa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Staatliches Arsenal, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
kfg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Staatliches Arsenal, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
kgd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Junghans, Montagestelle, Exbrucke, Eslass.
Kies, Fritz & Company Sporting arms manutacturer in Suhl, Germany, c.1922-45.
KILLDEER Tradename on single shot rifles made by Western Arms Company, c.1900.
Kimball, J. M. Arms Company Manutacturer of Kimball pistols in Detroit, Michigan, c.1955-57.
Kimber Rifle manufacturer in Clackamas, Oregon.
Kimel Industries Manufacturer and distributor in Matthews North Carolina. ,
Kind, Albrecht Berlin, Germany, . c.1922-28.
KING NITRO Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles and shotguns.
KING NITRO Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
KINGSLAND 10 STAR Tradename used by Geller, Ward & Hasner of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
KINGSLAND SPECIAL Tradename used by Geller, Ward & Hasner of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Kirikkale Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu Kirrikale, government small arms manufacturing plant in Ankara, Turkey.
KIRK GUN CO. Tradename used by Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Company of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Kirtland Brothers Rifle and revolver makers in New York City, c. 1933.
kjj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Askania Werke AG, Berlin-Friedenau, Germany.
kkd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Wilhelm Stern, Lederwarenfabrik, Posen, Germany.
klb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to J. F. Eisfeld GmbH, Kieselbach plant.
kle WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Steyr-DaimlerPuch AG, Warsaw plant, Poland.
Kleinguenther's Importer of sporting arms in Seguin, Texas.
klg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Przemot, Prazisions Metallverarbeitung, Litzmannstadt.
kls WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Steyr-DaimlerPuch AG, Warsaw plant, Poland.
Knaak, Georg Manufacturer of military and sporting arms in Berlin, Germany, c.1912-45.
KNICKERBOCKER Tradename on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company for H & D Folsom Arms Company.
KNICKERBOCKER Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on Model 311 shotguns.
Knoble, Wm. B.Designer of Tacoma, Washington who submitted a pistol to the 1907 United States test.
KNOCKABOUT Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on Model 311 shotguns.
KNOCKABOUT Tradename used by Montgomery Ward on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
KNOX-ALL Tradename on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company, and later on shotguns by Iver Johnson.
KOBOLD Tradename on revolvers from Albrecht Kind.
Kodiak Manufacturing Company North Haven, Connecticut manufacturer of long guns, c.1965.
KODIAK Tradename used by Liberty Arms Organization of Montrose, California on imported revolvers, c.1976.
Koenigliche Gewehrfabrik Rifle makers in Potsdam, Germany.
Kohout & Spol Handgun maker in Kdyne, Czechosiovakia.
KOISHIGAWA Kokura Arsenal Tokyo, Japan, c. 1900-WW-II. Originally named Koishigawa.
Kokura Arsenal Tokyo, Japan, c. 1900-WW-II. Originally named Koishigawa.
Kolb, Henry M. Manufacturer of the Baby Hammerless type revolvers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1897-1911. Succeeded by R. F. Sedgely.
KOLIBRI Tradename used by Georg Grabner (Austria).
KOLIBRI Tradename used by Hijos de Francisco Arizaga.
Kommer, Theodor Manufacturer of sporting arms in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, c.1920.
Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Government small arms manufacturing plant in Kongsberg, Norway.
Konig, H. & A. Manufacturers of sporting arms in Zella-Mehlis, Ger many, c.1922-39.
Koon H. Koon, Incorporated, manufacturer of shotguns in Carrollton, Texas, c.1978.
Kornbusch Waffenwerke Oberspree, Kornbusch & Company, Berlin-Seiderschonweide, Germany, c. 1900. Purchased by D.W.M. in 1916.
Korriphila Pistol maker in Ulm/ Donau, West Germany, c.1976.
KORTH Tradename on revolvers made by Wilhelm Korth Waffenfat rik of Ratzburg, West Germany, subsidiary of Dynamit Nobel.
Krausser, Alfred Sporting arm manufacturer in Zella-Mehlis, Ger many, c.1920-27.
krd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Lignose Spreng stoffwerke GmbH, Kriewald.
krg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Emil Busch AG, Optische Werke, Budapest, Hungary.
krg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Emil Busch AG, Optische Werke, Rathenow, Bradenburg, Germany.
KRICO Tradename used by Kriegeskorte & Company of Stuttgart-Hedelfingen, West Germany on sporting arms.
Kriegeskorte & Company Manufacturer of sporting arms in Stuttgart-Hedelfingen, West Germany.
Krieghoff, Heinrich Manufacturer of military and sporting c. 1929-45 in Suhl, Germany, and from 1945 until now in UIm/Donau, West Germany.
krj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Messerschmidt, Augsberg.
krl WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dynamit AG (formerly Alfred Nobel & Company), Krummel plant, Koblenz.
KRNKA Tradename of Oesterreichische Waffenfabrik.
KROYDEN Tradename used by b Savage Arms Corporation on long a arms.
kru WW-II German ordnance s code assigned to Lignose Sprengstoffwerke GmbH, Kruppsmuhle plant.
KRUPP Barrel maker and manufacturer of small arms in Suhl, Germany.
KRUSCHITZ Tradename on custom arms made in Vienna and imported by Flaig's, c. 1950.
kry WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Lignose Sprengstoffwerke GmbH, Kruppsmuhle plant.
ksb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Levallois, Levallois, Paris.
ksm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Junghans, Braunay plant, Sudeten, Germany.
ktk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dansk Industrie Syndicat, Copenhagen, Denmark.
ktz WW-II German ordnance d code assigned to Deutsche Sprengchemie, Klietz plant, Germany.
kum WW-II German ordnance code assigned to J. F. Eisfeld, Pulveru. Pyrotechnische Fabrik, GmbH.
kun WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Lignose Sprengstoffwerke, Kunigunde plant.
kur WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Steyr-DaimlerPuch AG, Graz, Austria.
kvu WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Lignose Sprengstoffwerke GmbH, Kruppsmuhle plant.
kwe WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gamma Feinmechanik u. Optik, Budapest, Hungary.
kwn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to S. A. Fiat, Turin, Italy.
kye WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Intreprinderile Metalurgie, Pumitra Voina Societate, Anonima Romana, Fabrica de Armament, Brasov, Romania.
kyn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Astra, Fabrica Romana de Vagone, Motoaene Armament si Munitione, Brasov, Romania.
Kynoch Gun Factory Aston, England, c.1886, manufacturer of the Schlund revolver.
kyo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Intreprinderile Metalurgie, Pumitra Voina Societate, Anonima Romana, Fabrica de Armament, Brasov, Romania.
kyp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to RumanischDeutsche Industrie u. Handels AG, Budapest, Hungary.
kza WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Karlsruhe, Germany.
kzn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kienzle, Dammerkirch plant.
L. & H. Gun Company Manufactured military style firearms with surplus parts and new or rewelded receivers, c.1972-74, San Antonio, Texas. Assets purchased by Springfield Armoury, Geneseo, Illinois.
L.E. Abbreviation for Larranaga n y Elartza.
L.E.S. Manufacturer and importer in Skokie, Illinois.
L.Z.A. German Landespolizei Zoll-Amt proof, usually over an eagle and city name. Abbreviations translate as Customs Police, and was used in the Weimer era.
LA INDUSTRIA ORBEA Tradename of Orbea Hermanos.
LA LIRA Tradename of Garate, Anitua y Cia.
LA NATIONALE Tradename on rifles made by Amon of St. Etienne, France.
LA SALLE Tradename of Manufrance on shotguns.
LA Tradename of LA Distributors, located in New York City, c 1970.
la WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Durener Metallwerke, Duren.
lac WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Zuchthaus Coswig, Anhalt.
LADIES PET Tradename used by E. C. Meacham Company of St. Louis, Missouri on revolvers.
lae WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Heinrich Zeiss, Gastingen.
LAHTI Type of pistol developed by Valtion Kivaarithedas, Jyvasky la, Finland. Also made by Husqvarna in Sweden.
LAKESIDE Tradename used by Montgomery, Ward & Company on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Lames Manufacturer of shotguns in Chiavri, Italy.
LAMPO Tradename of C. Torbuzio on pistol.
Lancaster, Charles & Company London, England, c. 1867-1900, successor to Charles William Lancaster established in 1826. Manufacturers of sporting arms, best known for big game hunting pistols. Merged with Stephan Grant & Sons and Lang & Hussey in 1900 to become Joseph Lang & Company, Limited.
Landmann, J. G. Rifle manufacturer in West Germany, c.1968.
Lang & Hussey Manufacturers of sporting arms in Lodon, England since it was established as Joseph Lang in 1821. In 1874 became Joseph Lang & Son, and in 1896 was changed to Lang & Hussey. In 1900 merged with Charles Lancaster & Company and Stephan Grant & Sons to form Joseph Lang & Company.
Lang, Joseph & Company Manufacturers of sporting arms in Lodon, England since it was established as Joseph Lang in 1821. In 1874 became Joseph Lang & Son, and in 1896 was changed to Lang & Hussey. In 1900 merged with Charles Lancaster & Company and Stephan Grant & Sons to form Joseph Lang & Company.
Langenhan Friedrich Langenhan Gewehr u. Fahrradfabrik, Zel la-Mehlis. Germany.
Langenhan, Emil Manufacturer of sporting arms in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, c.1933-38.
Langenhan, FranzManufacturer of sporting arms in Zella-Mehlis Germany, c.1935-39.
LAU, J. H. & CO. Tradename used by H. & D. Folsom Arms Company.
Laurona Spanish shotgun manufacturer.
lax WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Lennewerk, Alntena. ubut
ldb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Pyrotechnische Fabriken GmbH, Berlin plant, Malchow, Germany.
LE DRAGON Tradename of Aguirre y Cia.
LE FRANCAIS Tradename of Mre. Francais d'Armes et Cycles, St. Etienne, France.
LE FULGOR Tradename of Charles Clement.
LE MAJESTIC Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
LE MONOBLOC Tradename of Jules Jacquemart of Liege, Belgium on pistols, c.1910.
Le Page Pistol manufacturer in Liege, Belgium, c.1923-30.
LE RAPIDE Tradename of J. Bertrand.
LE SANS PAREIL Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
LE SECOURS Tradename of Tomas de Urizar y Cia.
LE STEPH Tradename on pistols made by L. Bergeron of St. Etienne, France.
LE TOUTACIER Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
LEADER GUN COMPANY Tradename of Charles William Stores, Incorporated of New York City on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
LEADER Tradename on revolvers probably made by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
Leavell, Charles W. Sporting , arms importer in Sumpter, South Carolina, c.1960.
Lebau Courally Manufacturer of sporting arms in France.
L'ECLAIR Tradename used by Garate, Anitua y Cia. on revolvers.
Lee Arms Company Manufacturer of Red Jacket revolvers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, c. 1870.
Lee Fire Arms Company Bridgeport, Connecticut, c.1879-81, manufacturer of Lee Navy Rifles.
Lee Firearms Company Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1864-65, manufacturers of Lee Carbines.
LEE SPECIAL Tradename used by Lee Hardware of Salina, Kansas on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
LEE'S MUNNER SPECIAL Tradename used by Lee Hardware of Salina, Kansas on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Lefever Sons & Company Started in Syracuse, New York as Nichols & Lefever in 1876. In 1879 became D. M. Lefever, in 1889 Lefever Arms Company, and in 1899 Lefever Sons & Company. In 1926 was purchased by Ithaca Gun Company.
LEGIA Tradename of Nicolas Pieper.
LEIGH, HENRY Tradename on shotguns imported from Belgium, c.1890.
LEONHARDT Tradename of H. M. Gering & Company, Arnstadt, Germany, c.1917.
Lepper, Max Sporting arms manufacturer in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, c.1930.
Lever Bolt Rifle Company Manufacturer in New Haven, Connecticut, c.1930-32.
Lewis, G. E. & Son Tradename used by Von Lengerke & Detmold of New York City.
Liberty Arms Organization Importers of sporting arms in Montrose, California.
LIBERTY CHIEF Tradename used by Miroku Firearms of Kochi, Japan on revolvers.
LIBERTY Tradename on pistols used by Retolaza Hermanos, Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
LIBERTY Tradename on revolvers made by Hood Firearms, c. 1880.
LIBIA Tradename used by Beistegui Hermanos, c. 1920.
Lichtmann, P. R. Pistol manufacturer in Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1972.
Liddle & Keading Established in 1853 as Robert Liddle, name changed to Liddle & Keading in 1872 and to Liddle Gun Company in 1889. Operated in San Francisco, California until 1894.
Liddle Gun Company Liddle & Keading Established in 1853 as Robert Liddle, name changed to Liddle & Keading in 1872 and to Liddle Gun Company in 1889. Operated in San Francisco, California until 1894.
LIEGE Tradename of Mre. Liegeoise d'Armes a Feu.
LIEGEOISE D'ARMES A FEU Tradename of Robar et Cie., Liege, Belgium. Also used by an unknown Spanish company.
LIGHTNING Tradename used on pistols by Echave y Arizmendi, Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
LIGNOSE Tradename on Beagmann pistols marketed by AktienGes.'Lignose Abteilung of Berlin, Germany, successors to Theodor Beagmann, c.1925.
LILIPUT Tradename used by August Menz on pistols.
LINDA Tradename of handguns made by Wilkinson Arms of Parma, Indiana.
LION Tradename used by J. P. n Lovell of Boston, Massachusetts on revolvers made by Johnson, Bye & Company, c.1870.
Lithgow Royal Australian Small Arms Factory located in New South Wales, Australia making military arms.
LITTLE ALL RIGHT Tradename used by Wright Arms Company of Lawrence, Massachusetts on revolvers, c. 1875.
LITTLE GIANT Tradename used on revolvers by Bacon Arms Company, c.1880.
LITTLE JOHN Tradename used by Hood Firearms on revolvers, c. 1876.
LITTLE JOKER Tradename on revolvers used by J. M. Malin, c. 1873-75.
LITTLE PAL Tradename used by Townley Hardware Company of Kansas City, Missouri.
LITTLE PET Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns, and possibly by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers.
LITTLE TOM Tradename on pistols made by Alois Tomiska of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, c.1909-18.
LITTLE TOM Tradename used by Wiener Waffenfabrik of Vienna, Austria, c. 1918-25, on pistols.
Ljutic Industries, Incorporated Shotgun manufacturers in operation in Yakima, Washington.
lkm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Munitionsfabriken (formerly Sellier & Bellot), Veitsberg plant, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
LLAMA Tradename used by Gabilondo y Cia., Elgoibar, Spain, c.1930.
lmg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Zeiss, Jena.
Loewe, Ludwig & Company Berlin, Germany, c. 1882-1904, manufacturer of contract military arms, primarily known for Mauser style rifles.
LOMBARD Tradename used by Lombard Company fo Springfield, Massachusetts on revolvers.
Long Branch Canadian Arsenals Limited (C.A.L.) of Long Branch, Ontario, Canada. Manutacturer of military arms.
LONG RANGE WINNER Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on shotguns..
LONG RANGE WONDER Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on shotguns.
LONG TOM Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns, and by Sears, Roebuck & Company.
LONGINES Tradename used on pistols by Cooperative Orbea, Eibar, Spain.
LOOKING GLASS Tradename on pistols made by Acha Hermanow, Domingo Acha and Fernando Acha of Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
Lovell Arms Company c. 184091 in Boston, Massachusetts. Became J. P. Lovell & Sons about 1870, and was possibly absorbed by Iver Johnson in 1868 but allowed to operate under its existing name.
LOVENA Tradename used by Janccek of Praha, Czechoslovakia, c.1930-39.
Lowell Arms Company Lowell, Massachusetts, c. 1864-68, made revolvers and carbines.
Lower, J. P. Established 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In about 1870 moved to Denver, Colorado, and became J. P. Lower's Sons about 1914. Made D. D. Cone revolvers, c.1870, and Indian trade guns.
LOYOLA Tradename on shotguns made in Spain by Jana International of Denver, Colorado.
LSA Tradename on rifles imported by Ithaca Gun Company from Oy Tikkakoski AB.
ltm WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwarenfatbrik Litzmannstadt.
LUGER Tradename of Stoeger Industries; used on the P.08 pistol and its copies that are marketed by Stoeger. The name is generally associated with all P.O8 pistols (in vented by Georg Luger), however, the name is copyrighted by Stoeger.
Luneburg, August Sporting arms manufacturer in Kiel, Germany, c.1930.
LUR Tradename used by Echave y Arizmendi y Cia.
LUR-PANZER Tradename on Luger type pistol made by Echave y Arizmendi, Eibar, Spain.
lwg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Werke Osterrode GmbH, Freiheit near Osterrode.
lww WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Huet & Cie., Paris, France.
lwx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to O.P.L. Optique et Precision de Levallois, Levallois Paris.
lwy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Societe Optique et Mechanique de Haute Precision, Paris.
lyf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallurgia Werke AG, Radomsko, Poland.
Lyman Gun Sfght Corporation Distributors of blackpowder arms private-labeled by Navy Arms.
LYNX Tradename on revolvers made in South Africa and distributed by Nitro Wholesalers of Johannesburg.
lza WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke AG, Karlsruhe plant, Germany.
M & B Abbreviation for Merwin & Bray (see Merwin, Hulbert & Company).
M Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Mossberg.
M. B. Associates Manufacturer of the Gyrojet pistol in San Ramon, California.
M.A.B. Abbreviation for Mre. d'Armes Automatiques Bayonne, Bayonne, France, c.1921.
M.A.S. Abbreviation for Mre. d'Armes de Saint Etienne.
M.A.T. Abbreviation for Mre. d'Armes de Tuile.
M.F. Abbreviation for Mre. Francaise d'Armes et Cycles.
M.H. & CO. Abbreviation for Merwin, Hulbert & Company.
M.L. Abbreviation for Mre. Leigeoise d'Armes a. Feu of Liege, Belgium.
M.S. Abbreviation for Modesto Santos, used on Action pisctols c.1920.
M.W. & CO. Abbreviation of Montgomery, Ward & Company.
ma WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Lange AG, Aue, Saxony, Germany.
MAGYAR (FROMMER) Tradename of Fegyveres Gepygar Reszvenytarsasag, later Fermaru Fegyver-es Gepyar of Budapest, Hungary on pistols.
Makina ve Kimya Endustriri - Kirikkale Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu Kirrikale, government small arms manufacturing plant in Ankara, Turkey.
Maltby-Curtis Distributors of revolvers made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1875-81, located in New York City.
Maltby-Henley & Company Distributors of revolvers made by Columbia Armory, c.1878-89, located in New York City.
MAMBA Tradename on pistols developed by Relay Products (Pty) Limited of Johannesburg, South Africa, and also made in the United States by Navy Arms.
MAN STOPPER Tradename on pistols from Charles Lancaster & Company, c.1890.
Mandell Shooting Supplies, Incorporated Importers established 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, in 1975 moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.
MANHATTAN ARMS COMPANY Tradename used by Schoverling, Daly & Gales of New York City, c. 1900.
Manhattan Firearms Manufacturing Company Manufacturer of handguns in New York City and Newark, New Jersey starting in 1849. About 1865 became American Standard Tool Company.
MANHURIN Tradename of Mre. de Machines du Haut-Rhin, Mulhouse-Bourtzwiller, France. Manufacturer of several models of Walther firearms.
MANN Fritz Mann Werkzeugfabrik, Suhl, Germany, c.1919-24.
Mannlicher Waffenfabrik Arms manufacturer in Steyr, Austria, c. 1905.
MANNLICHER-SCHOENAUER Tradename used on rifles by Steyr Daimler Puch of Steyr, Austria.
MANTON, J. & CO. Tradename on Belgian shotguns, c. 1900, not to be confused with Joseph Manton & Son Company of London, England.
Manton, Joseph & Son Company Sporting arms makers in London, England from 1835. Before then was Joseph Manton, established 1795. Maintained a Calcutta, India branch, c.1840-77.
Manu-Arm Manufacturer of flobert rifles in St. Etienne, France.
Manufactura de Armas de Fuego Guernica, Spain, 1922. Reputed to be the name of Alkartasuna (q.v.) after that company ceased operations.
Manufacture d'Armero Especialists Reunides Handgun manufacturer in Eibar, Spain, c.1924-27.
MANUFRANCE Tradename of Mre. Francais d'Armes et Cycles.
MANURHIN Tradename of Manufacture de Machines du HautRhin, France.
Marble Arms & Manufacturing Company Gladstone, Michigan, c. 1898. In 1908 they made Game Getter rifles and shotguns.
Marholt, Richard Manufacturer ot sporting arms in Innsbruck, Austria, c.1954.
MARINA Tradename of Gregorio Bolumburu.
Marixa Manufacturer of sporting arms in Eibar, Spain.
MARK X Tradename on rifles imported by Interarms on arms made by Zavodi Crvena Zastava of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
MARKE Tradename of Hijos de Jorge Bascaran.
MARKSMAN Tradename used on rifles made by H. Pieper of Liege, Belgium, c.1900.
Markwell Arms Company Manufacturer and importer of blackpowder arms in Chicago, Illinois.
Marlin Firearms Company New Haven, Connecticut from 1870 when it was established by J. M. Marlin. In 1881 became Marlin Firearms Company, in 1915 became Marlin-Rockwell Corporation, and in 1926 Marlin Firearms Company again. Made sporting and military arms including Ballard rifles (1875) and L. C. Smith shotguns (1948).
MARQUIS OF LORNE Tradename on revolvers made by Hood Firearms Company, c.1880.
Mars Automatic Pistol Syndicate Distributors of the Gabbet-Fairfax pistol made by Webley & Scott in Birmingham, England, c.1902.
Mars Equlpment Importers of sporting arms in Chicago, Illinois, c.1970.
MARS Tradename on .32 acp pistols used by Kohout & Spol (Czechoslovakia).
MARS Tradename on 25 acp pistols used by Posumavska Zbrojovka Kdyne, of Kdyne, Czechoslovakia.
MARSHWOOD Tradename used by Charles William Stores of New York City.
MARSHWOOD Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
Marson, Samuel & Company Manufacturer of military and sporting arms in Birmingham, England, c.1840.
MARTE Tradename of Erquiaga, Muguruza y Cia., Eibar, Spain, c. 1920.
MARTIAN COMMERCIAL Tradename used on pistols by Martin Bascaran of Eibar, Spain, c. 1919-27.
MARTIAN Tradename of Martin A. Bascaran used on pistols.
MARTIGNY Tradename of Hijos de Jorge Bascaran.
Martin, Alexander Manufacturer of sporting arms in Glasgow & Aberdeen, Scotland, c.1922-28.
MASSACHUSETTS ARMS CO. Tradename used by Blish, Mize, & Silliman Hardware of Atchison, Kansas.
MASSACHUSETTS ARMS Tradename used by d. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
MATADOR Tradename on shotguns made in Spain and imported by Firearms International.
Mater & Soehne Revolver manufacturer in Arnsberg, West Germany.
Mathiew Arms Company Manufacturer of rifles in Oakland, California, c.1950-60.
MAUSER RIFLE Term applied to rifles based on the Mauser boltaction system, but not necessarily denoting origin.
Mauser Werke AG. Established as Gebr. Mauser et Cie.1864, name changed to Mauser Werke Ag. in 1890. Also called Waffenfabrik Mauser, located in Oberndorf, Germany. Manufacturers of both sporting and military weapons.
Mauser-Bauer Importers of Mauser sporting arms in Frazer, Michigan, c. 1971-74.
MAVERICK DERRINGER Tradename used by Intercontinental Arms, importers in Los Angeles, California, c. 1970.
MAXIM Tradename used by Hy Hunter Corporation on pistols imported from Italy, possibly Rigarmi, c.1960.
MAYOR AROUEBUSER Tradename on pistols used by Francois Mayor on Rochat patent pistols.
Mayor, Francois II Manufacturer of Rochat patent pistols in Lausanne, Switzerland. In business c. 1925-59.
MB Date code on German M98 rifles with swv marks signifying that it was made in late 1944 early 1945.
MCA Tradename used by Steyr Daimler Puch on rifles made in Steyr, Austria.
MCK Tradename and abbreviation tor McKeown's Guns on Italian shotguns.
McKeown's Guns Importer of Italian shotguns in Pekin, Illinois since 1970.
mdr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereinigte Leichtmetallwerke, Bonn, Germany.
MECURY Tradename on pistols made by Robar et Cie.
Meffert, M. Manufacturer of shotguns in Berlin, Germany, c. 1910.
MELIOR Tradename of Robar et Cie., Liege, Belgium, used on pistols.
Mendoza Military and sporting arms manufacturer in Mexico City, Mexico.
MENTA Tradename of August Menz, Suhl, Germany, c.1916.
Menz, August Sporting arms maker in Suhl, Germany, c. 1912-24.
MERCURY Tradename on guns imported by Tradewinds of Tacoma, Washington.
Meriden Ffrearms Company Meriden, Connecticut, c. 1907-09 makers of revolvers and rifles, subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Merkel Gebruder Merkel from 1920 to 1945, after the war reorganized as VEB Fahrzeug u. Jagdwaffenwerk Ernst Thalmann, Suhl, East Germany.
Merrill Company Manufacturers of handguns in Rockwell City, lowa, and now in Fullerton, California.
MERVEILLEUX Tradename on palm pistols by Rouchouse, Paris, France.
Merwfn & Simpkins Distributors and manufacturers agents in New York City starting about 1853 as Merwin & Bray. Between 1864 and 1868 the name changed to Merwin & Simpkins, and to Merwin, Taylor & Simpkins, and finally to Merwin, Hulbert & Company. In 1892 the company became Hulbert Bros., and then failed in 1896.
Merwin & Bray Distributors and manufacturers agents in New York City starting about 1853 as Merwin & Bray. Between 1864 and 1868 the name changed to Merwin & Simpkins, and to Merwin, Taylor & Simpkins, and finally to Merwin, Hulbert & Company. In 1892 the company became Hulbert Bros., and then failed in 1896.
Merwin & Bray Distributors and manufacturers agents in New York City starting about 1853 as Merwin & Bray. Between 1864 and 1868 the name changed to Merwin & Simpkins, and to Merwin, Taylor & Simpkins, and finally to Merwin, Hulbert & Company. In 1892 the company became Hulbert Bros., and then failed in 1896.
Merwin-Taylor & Simpkins Distributors and manufacturers agents in New York City starting about 1853 as Merwin & Bray. Between 1864 and 1868 the name changed to Merwin & Simpkins, and to Merwin, Taylor & Simpkins, and finally to Merwin, Hulbert & Company. In 1892 the company became Hulbert Bros., and then failed in 1896.
Merwln, Hulbert & Company Distributors and manufacturers agents in New York City starting about 1853 as Merwin & Bray. Between 1864 and 1868 the name changed to Merwin & Simpkins, and to Merwin, Taylor & Simpkins, and finally to Merwin, Hulbert & Company. In 1892 the company became Hulbert Bros., and then failed in 1896.
METEOR RIFLES Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri.
METEOR Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles.
METROPOLITAN POLICE Tradename on revolvers made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c. 1885.
METROPOLITAN Tradename used by Siegel Cooper Company of New York City on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
mhk WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerke Schwarzwald AG, Villingen.
mhv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Finow Kipferu. Messingwerke AG, Finow.
MIDLAND Tradename on rifles imported from England by Jana International, c.1973.
MIKROS Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols made 1934-39, and from 1958 to date.
MILDA Tradename on shotguns imported by Marubeni America Corporation from Japan.
MILITAR Tradename used by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California on imported pistols, c.1960.
MILITARY Tradename on Ruby type pistols made by Retolaza Hermanos of Eibar, Spain, c. 1915.
MINERVE Tradename on pistols marketed by Fab. d'Armes de Grande Precision.
MINIMA Tradename of M. Boyer.
Minneapolis Firearms Company Manufacturer of palm pistols in Minneapolis, Minnesota, c.1883.
MINNESOTA ARMS CO. Tradename used by Farwell, Ozmun & Kirk of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Miroku, B. C. Manufacturer of sporting arms in Tokyo, Japan.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ARMS CO. Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis on shotguns made by Crrescent Fire Arms Company.
MITRAILLEUSE Tradename on palm pistols made by Mre. d'Armes et Cycles de St. Etienne, St. Etienne, France, c.1893-97.
mjr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Union Gesellschaft fur Met. Ind., Sils van de Loo & Company, Thorn plant.
MKE Tradename of Kirikkale Tufek Fb. of Kirikkale, Turkey, used on Walther PP copies.
mkf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Trierer Walzwerk, W uppertal-Langerfeld.
mnf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to VDM Heddernheim, Frankfurt on the Main, Germany.
mng WW-II German ordnance code assigned to VDM Heddernheim, Frankfurt on the Main, Germany.
moc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Johan Springer's Erben, Gewehrfabrikanten, Vienna, Austria.
mog WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Sprengchemie, Moschweig plant.
MOHAWK ARMS CO. Tradename used by Remington Arms Company.
MOHAWK Tradename used by Blish, Mize & Steelman of Atchison, Kansas on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
MONARCH Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers labeled #1 to #4, c. 1880.
MONARCH Tradename used by Osgood Gun Works of Norwich, Connecticut on revolvers, c.1882.
MONDIAL Tradename on pistols, used by Gaspar Arizaga, Eibar, Spain.
MONITOR Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
MONITOR Tradename used by Paxton, Gallagher & Company of Omaha, Nebraska.
MONOBLOCK Tradename on pistols made by J. Jacquemart of Herstal, Belgium.
MONTE CARLO Tradename used by J. L. Galef & Son, Incorporated of New York City.
moo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Klockner-Werke AG, Dusseldorf plant, Germany.
Moore Patent Firearms Company Brooklyn, New York, c.1863-83, manufacturer of handguns.
MORRONE Tradename of Rhode Island Arms Company, Hope Valley, Rhode Island, c. 1951.
Mossberg, O. F. & Sons Sporting arms manufacturer in New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1919. Before that was Oscar F. Mossberg from 1892.
Mountain Arms, Incorporated Manufacturer of .22 rifles in Ozark, Missouri, c.1976.
MOUNTAIN EAGLE Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1880.
moz WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eisenwerk Gesellschaft Maximilianhutte, Maxhutte-Haidhot.
mpp WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerk K. Leibfried, Boblingen, Sindelfingen plant.
mpr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to S. A. Hispano Suiza, Geneva, Switzerland.
mpv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Schmolz u. Bickenback, Neuss plant, Dusseldorf, Germany.
mpy WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Klockner-Werke AG, Georgsmarienhutte Osnabruck.
mrb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Skodawerke, Prague Plant, Smichow, Czechoslovakia.
mrd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Huttenwerke Siegerland,. Wissen.
Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees Manufacturer of sporting arms in Hendaye, France, c.1930.
Mre. Francaise d'Armes et Cycles Sporting arms manufacturer in St. Etienne, France, c.1920.
mrf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Fr. Krupp, Berthawerk AG, Breslau.
M-S Tradename of Safari Arms of Phoenix, Arizona, custom combat handgun designers.
MT. VERNON ARMS Tradename used on shotguns imported from Belgium, c.1900.
MUGICA Tradename on Llama pistols made for Jose Mugica of Eibar, Spain.
MULHOUSE Tradename of Manufacture de Machines du HautRhin, France.
Musgrave Manufacturer of sporting rifles in South Africa.
MUSKETEER Tradename on rifles with F.N. actions made by Firearms International, c. 1968.
mws WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Munitionswerke Schonebeck.
MY COMPANION Tradename on revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen, c.1870.
MY FRIEND Tradename used by James Reid on Knuckleduster revolvers.
myx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Sommerda plant.
N.R.A. Abbreviation for National Rifle Association of America on United States mititary arms released to the N.R.A. through the Director of Civilian Marksmanship.
na WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Westfalische Kupferu. Messingwerke AG, Ludenscheid, Westphalia, Germany.
NAACO Abbreviation for North American Arms Company in Quebec Canada on M1911 pistols, c. 1918.
Nagoya Arsenal Japanese military weapons plant, c. WW-II.
NAPOLEON Tradename used on revolvers by Thomas Ryan, Jr. Pistol Manufacturing Company, c. 1870-76.
Narodni Podnik Czechoslovakian rifle maker post-WW-II.
nas WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Uhrenfabrik Junghans, Schramberg, Black Forest, Germany.
NAT ORD Abbreviation for National Ordnance, Incorporated c. 1965-74 manufactured and assembled from parts military style firearms. South EI Monte, California.
National Arms & Ammunition Company Limited Manufacturer of military rifles in Birmingham, England, c.1880.
NATIONAL ARMS CO. Tradename on shotguns from Crescent Fire Arms Company.
NATIONAL FIREARMS CO. Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on rifles, c. 1900.
National Ordnance, Incorporated c. 1965-74 manufactured and assembled from parts military style firearms. South EI Monte, California.
National Postal Meter Manufacturer of M-1 Carbines during WW-II in Rochester, New York. Its name at the start of production was Rochester Defense Corporation, and at the end of production the name changed to Commercial Controls Corporation.
NATIONAL Tradename used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company on revolvers, c.1880.
Navy Arms Manufacturer and importers of black powder and modern replica firearms, as well as the American version of the Mamba pistol in Ridgefield, New Jersey.
nb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenfabrik Kongsberg, Norway.
nbe WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Eisenu. Metallwerke GmbH, Tachenstocha plant.
nbh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Walther Steiner, Eisenkonstruktionen Suhl, Germany.
nbr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Metallwerkefabrik Hubert Prunte, Neheim-Husten, Germany.
ncr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp-Germaniawerft, Kiel-Gaarden, Germany.
ndr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp Essen.
nea WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Walther Steiner, Eisenkonstruktionen, Suhl, Germany.
nec WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn AG, V. Gurein plant, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
ned WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Krupp, Essen.
Nederlandische Wapenen Munitie fabrik Nederlandische Wapenen Munitiefabrik in S'Hertogenbosch, Hollan, manufacturer of military and sporting arms.
NERO Tradename used by E. Tryon Company on revolvers made by J. Rupertus Arms Company, c. 1880. The same name is also used by C. L. Riker on revolvers of the same general type made by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
Neuhausen Pistol Term applied to the P.210 pistol made by S.I.G. at Neuhausen, Switzerland.
NEVER MISS Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen and J. M. Marlin on revolvers, c.1875.
NEW CHIEFTAIN Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
NEW ENGLAND ARMS CO. Tradename used by Charles J. Godfrey of New York City, and by Rohde, Spencer Company of Chicago, Illinois, c.1900.
NEW HAVEN Tradename on long guns used by O. F. Mossberg & Sons.
NEW LIBERTY Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company.
NEW NAMBU Tradename on copies of Colt M1911A1 pistols made in Japan by Shin Chau Kogyo of Tokyo, Japan, c.1960.
NEW RIVAL Tradename used by Van Camp Hardware & Iron Company of Indianapolis, Indiana on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
NEW WORCESTER Tradename on shotguns made by Torkelson Arms Company, c.1905.
NEW YORK ARMS CO. Tradename used by Garnet Carter Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
New York Pistol Company Revolver makers in New York City, c. 1870.
NEWPORT Tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company of Chicago, Illinois.
NEWPORT Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
Newton Arms Company Manufacturer of rifles in Buffalo, New York starting in 1914. In 1918 failed, and was reorganized in 1919 as Newton Rifle Corporation, which continued until 1930.
Newton Rifle Corporation Manufacturer of rifles in Buffalo, New York starting in 1914. In 1918 failed, and was reorganized in 1919 as Newton Rifle Corporation, which continued until 1930.
nfx WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinische-Westfalische Munitionsfabriken GmbH, plants in Warsaw and Prague, Czechoslovakia.
nhr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Sommerda plant, Germany.
Nikko Arms Company, Limited Manufacturer of sporting arms in Tochigi City, Japan.
NITRO BIRD Tradename on shotguns used by Richards & Conover Hardware Company of Kansas City, Missouri.
NITRO HUNTER Tradename on shotguns used by Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky.
NITRO PROOF Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
NITRO SPECIAL Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
NIVA Tradename of Kohout & Spol on pistols made in Czechoslovakia.
nmn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Konigsu. Bismarckhutte AG, Walzwerk Bismarckhutte-OS.
Noble Manufacturing Company, Incorporated Rifle and shotgun maker in Haydenville, Massachusetts, c.1950-71.
NONPARIEL Tradename of revolvers made by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
NORRAHAMMER Tradename on HVA rifles imported by Tradewinds.
North American Arms Company Quebec, Canada, c. 1918, manufacturer of M1911 pistols.
North American Arms Company Revolver maker in Spanish Fork Utah.
NORTHWESTERNER Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles and shotguns.
Norton - Norton Armament Corporation, Mt. Clemens, Michican, c.1972-76.
NORWICH ARMS CO. Tradename on revolvers probably used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
NORWICH ARMS CO. Tradename used on shotguns by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
NOT-NAC MFG. CO. Tradename used by Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
nrh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig, Sommerda, Germany.
Numrich Arms Company manufacturers of sporting and blackpowder arms, machine guns, and parts. Present owners of Auto Ordnance (Thompson submachine guns). Located in West Hurley, New York.
NWM Abbreviation for Nederlandische Wapenen Munitiefabrik in S'Hertogenbosch, Hollan, manufacturer of military and sporting arms.
nxr WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Anschutz & Company, Kiel-Neumuhlen, Germany.
nyv WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Unterlass plant.
nyw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gustloff-Werke, Otto Eberhard, Meinigen plant.
O.H. Abbreviation for Orbea Hermanos on revolvers.
O.M. Tradename and abbreviation of Ojanguren y Marcaido, Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
O.M.C. Abbreviation for Ordnance Manufacturing Corporation, division of T.D.E. Marketing in south EI Monte, California.
O.V. Abbreviation for Ojanguran y Vidosa.
oa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Eduard Huck, Metallwalzwerk, Ludenscheid.
OAK LEAF Tradename of J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
oao WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Anschutz, KielNeumuhlen.
obn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hagenuk, Reichenbach plant.
OCCIDENTAL Tradename on shotguns made in Belgium and imported c.1890.
ocw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Heinrich Li Berlin-Steglitz, Germany.
odg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Spreng chemie, Oderberg plant, Germany.
oes WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Diehi, Peterswaldau.
OEWG Abbreviation for Oesterreichische Waffenfabrik-Gesellschaft, Steyr, Austria.
Ojanguaran y Vidosa Handgun manufacturers in Eibar, Spain, c 1922-38.
OKZET Tradename of August Menz.
OLD TIMER Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
Olin Kodensha Company Limited Manufacturer of shotguns in Tokyo, Japan.
ols WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Union Ges. fur Metallindustrie, Sils van de Loo, Auschwitz.
OLYMPIC Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on Model 311, 315 and 94 shotguns sold by Morley & Murphy Hardware Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
OMARK Omark Australia, Limited, manufacturer of small arms in Australia.
OMEGA Tradename of Armero Especialistas Reunidas, Eibar, Spain on pistols, c. 1925.
OMEGA Tradename of Industria Orbea Armera on pistols.
OMEGA Tradename of rifles made by Hi-Shear Corporation.
OMEGA Tradename used by Gerstenberger & Eberwein on revolvers with drop-out cylinders.
OMEGA Tradename used by Herman Weihrauch Sportwaffen. fabrik on revolvers with swing-out cylinders.
Omnipol Czechoslovakia arms export organisation in Prague.
Orbea Orbea Hermanos and Orbea y Cia., manufacturers of handguns in Eibar, Spain, c.1916-22.
OREA Tradename on Heeren rifles made by Orechowsky of Graz, Austria, c.1930.
Ortgies Pistol manufacturers in Germany, c. 1918-21. In 1921 absorbed by Deutsche-Werke, Erfurt, Germany.
Osgood Gun Works Manufacturer of revolvers in Norwich, Conneticut, c.1882.
Ouality Hardware and Machine Company Manufacturer of M-1 carbines during WW-II in Chicago, Illinois.
OUAlL Tradename used by Crescent Fire Arms Company on shotguns.
OWA Tradename and abbreviation tor Oesterreichische Werke Anstalt, Vienna, Austria, c. 1920-1925.
OXFORD ARMS CO. Tradename used by Belknap Hardware of Louisville, Kentucky on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
OXFORD ARMS CO. Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
oxo WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Teuto-Metallwerke GmbH, Osnabruck.
Oy Tikkakoski AB Rifle manufacturers in Tikkakoski, Finland from about 1964, imported under the tradenames Tikka and Ithaca-LSA.
Oyez Arms Company Pistol makers in Liege, Belgium.
oyj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Atelier de Construction de Tarbes, France.
P & G Abbreviation for Paxton & Gallagher Company of Omaha, Nebraska.
p WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Polte Armaturenu. Maschinenfabrik AG, Magdeburg, Saxony, Germany
p WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Ruhrstahl, Brackwede, Germany.
P.A.F. Abbreviation for Pretoria Arms Factory manufacturer of the Junior pocket pistol, c.1955; as sets purchased by B.R.F. about 1956.
P.Z.K. Abbreviation for Posumaski Zbrojovka, made by Kohout & Spol, Kydne, Czechoslovakia.
pad WW-II German ordnance code assigned to T. Bergmann & Company, Bernau plant, Berlin, Germany.
Page Lewis Arms Company Chicopee Fall, Massachusetts, c. 1920. Manufactured rifles and was purchased by J. Stevens Arms Company in 1926.
PAGOMA Tradename used by Paxton & Gallagher Company of Omaha, Nebraska, c.1910.
Palmetto Armory Manufacturer of military style arms starting in 1979.
PALMETTO Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
PANTAX Tradename of E. Woerther of Buenos Aires, Argentina on pistols.
PANZER Tradename used by G.M.F. Corporation of Watertown, Connecticut on derrigers.
PANZER Tradename used on imported pistols by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California, c.1960.
PARAGON Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
PARAGON Tradename used on revolvers probably by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
PARAMOUNT Tradename of Retolaza Hermanos, of Eibar, Spain, used on pistols, c.1920.
Parker Bros. Meriden, Massachusetts, Shotgun makers, 1868 until being taken over by Remington Arms Company in 1934.
PARKER BROS. Tradename used c. mid-1970's by Jana International Company on shotguns imported from Italy.
PARKER SAFETY HAMMERLESS Tradename used by Columbia Armory, Columbia, Tennessee, c. 1890 on revolvers.
Parker-Ballard Importers ot Marixa shotguns in Wilmington, DelaWare.
Parker-Hale Manufacturers of rifles and blackpowder arms in Birmingham, England.
Parkhurst, William Arms maker in Bristol, England, c.1920.
PAROLE Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1880.
PATHFINDER Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1870.
PATRIOT Tradename used on revolvers by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c-1880.
pcd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to T. Bergmann & Company, Gernau plant, Berlin, Germany.
Pedersen Custom Guns Division of O. F. Mossberg & Sons.
PEERLESS Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles.
PEERLESS Tradename used on shotgun by Crescent Fire Arms Company on guns for H & D Folsom Company.
PELICAN Tradename used by Ogilvie Hardware Company of Shreveport, Louisiana.
PENETRATOR Tradename used on revolvers by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c. 1880.
Peraui (Manifattura Armi Perazzi) Manufacturer of shotguns in Brescia, Italy, formerly imported by Ithaca.
PERFECT Tradename on revolvers made by Foehl & Weeks, c. 1890.
PERFECT Tradename used on pistols by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
PERFECTION AUTOMATIC REVOLVER Tradename used by Forehand Arms Company on revolvers, c.1890.
PERFECTION Tradename used by H. & G. Lipscomb & Company of Nashville, Tennessee on shotguns by Crescent Firearms Company.
PERLA Tradename used by Frantisek Dusek of Opocno, Czechoslovakia on handguns, c. 1935.
PET-PAT Tradename used on Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1870.
Phoenix Arms Company Lowell, Massachusetts, c.1920, makers of pocket pistols.
PHOENIX Tradename used by Tomas de Urizar y Cuba on pistols (Spain).
PHOENIX Tradename used on rifles by Whitney Arms Company, c.1880.
PIC Abbreviation and tradename for Precise Imports Corporation in Suffern, New York.
PIEDMONT Tradename used by Piedmont Hardware of Danville, Pennsylvania on shotguns made by Crescent Fìre Arms Company.
Pieper Arms Company - Pieper Established as Henri Pieper in Herstal, Belgium in 1884, became Nicolas Pieper in 1898, and in 1905 became Anciens Etablissments Pieper.
Pieper Established as Henri Pieper in Herstal, Belgium in 1884, became Nicolas Pieper in 1898, and in 1905 became Anciens Etablissments Pieper.
PINAFORE Tradename pm revolvers from Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
PINKERTON Tradename used by Gaspar Arizaga of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
PIONEER ARMS CO. Tradename used by Kruse Hardware Company of Cincinnati, Ohio on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
PIONEER Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles.
Piotti Manufacturer of shotguns in Brescia, Italy.
PIST. AUT. MOD.1913 Marking on Campo Giro 9mm pistol Model 1913 made by Esperanza y Unceta.
PIST. AUT. MOD.1913-16 Marking on Campo Giro Model 1913/16 9mm pistol made by Esperanza y Unceta.
PITTSFIELD Tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlet Company of Chicago, Illinois.
pjj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Haerens Ammunitionsarsenalet, Copenhagen,
Plainfield Machine Company Manufacturers of M-1 carbines and their variations in Dunellen, New Jersey.
Plainfield Ordnance Company Manufacturers of pistols in Middlesex, New Jersey.
Plant's Manufacturing Company New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1860-66.
PLINKER Tradename on Rohm revolvers which are also marked Thalco.
PLUS ULTRA Tradename used on long-grip pistols by Gabilondo y Cia., c.1930.
PMC Abbreviation for Plainfield Machine Corporation on carbines.
POINTER Tradename used by Miroku on automatic shotguns.
POPULAIRE Tradename on single-shot bolt action pistols made by Mre. Francaise d'Armes et Cycles.
Powell & Clement Established in 1839 as Palemon Powell in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1856 became Powell & Brown, and in 1858 P. Powell; 1870 Powell & Son, and finally Powell & Clement abou 1891. Manufacturer of rifles and shotguns.
POWERMAG Tradename on revolvers imported by Herter's, Incorporated.
POWERMASTER Tradename on single-shot pistols made by Wamo Manufacturing Company.
PRAGA Tradename on pistols made by Zbrojovka Praga, Prague, Czechoslovakia from 1918-26. Also known as Praha.
PRAIRIE KING Tradename on revolvers from Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
PRECISE Tradename of PIC on handguns.
Premier Importers of shotguns in Brooklyn, New York, c. 1955.
PREMIER Tradename on pistols made by Tomas de Urizar y Cia., Eibar, Spain, c. 1920.
PREMIER Tradename on rifles used by J. Stevens Arms Company.
PREMIER Tradename used by Montgomery, Ward & Company.
PREMIER Tradename used by Thomas E. Ryan on revolvers, c. 1870.
PREMIER TRAIL BLA2ER Tradename used on rifles by J. Stevens Arms Company.
Prescott, E. A. Revolver maker in Worcester, Massachusetts, c. 1860-74.
PRICE, J. W. Tradename used t by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
PRIDE OF BRAZIL Tradename on shotguns imported by Firearms Import & Export and made by I.N.A. in Brazil.
PRIDE OF SPAIN Tradename used on shotguns imported by Sloan's in New York City.
PRIMA Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees, Hendaye, France.
PRINCEPS Tradename on pistols of Tomas de Urizar of Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
PROGRESS Tradename used by Charles J. Godfrey of New York City.
PROTECTOR Tradename used by Echave y Arizmendi on pistols.
PROTECTOR Tradename used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company on revolvers, c.1880.
PROTECTOR Tradename used by Santigo Salaberrin.
PS Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Publica Sicurezza (Police).
Puccinelll Company Manufacturer and importer since 1964. Established in Brescia, Italy, now also located in San Anselmo, California. Developer of the IAB shotgun.
Purdey, James & Sons Sporting arms makers in London, England, c.1816.
pvf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Optische Werke O. Reichert, Vienna, Austria.
qa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to WiIliam Prym, Stolberg, Rheinland, Germany.
qrb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Pyrotechnische Fabrik, Bologna, Italy.
QUAlLS FARGO Tradename used by Dakin Gun Company, and after 1965 by Simmons Specialties, Incorporated of Olathe, Kansas.
QUEEN CITY Tradename of Elmira Arms Company on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
qve WW.II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Walther, Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia, Germany.
r WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Westfalische-Anhaltische Sprengstoff AG, Reinsdorf plant.
R.A. Abbreviation and tradename of Republic Arms, Handgun makers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
R.I.A. Abbreviation for Rock Island Arsenal.
R.I.C. Abbreviation for Royal Irish Constabulary on Webley revolvers.
RA Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Regia Aeronautica (Air Force).
ra WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Deutsche Messingwerke, C. Eveking AG, Berlin Niederschonweide, Germany.
RADIUM Tradename on pistols probably made by Gabilondo y Urresti, c.1910.
Radom Term used to describe the VIS Model 35 pistol made by Fabryka Broni w Radomou in Poland.
RALOCK Tradename used by B.S.A. on semi-auto rifles.
Ramo, Incorporated Nashville, Tennessee, manufacturer of machine guns.
Ranger Arms Rifle maker in Gainesville, Texas in the early 1970's, best known for the Texas Magnum rifles.
RANGER Tradename on rifles and shotguns by J. Stevens Arms Company.
RANGER Tradename used by Firearms International on pistol made by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
RANGER Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on various arms, c.1925.
RANGER Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
RE Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Regia Esercito (Royal Army).
Reck Sportwaffenfabrik Postwar manufacturer of handguns in Arnsberg, West Germany. Imported into the United States until 1968 under many brand names.
RED CHIEFTAN Tradename used by Supplee, Biddle Hardware Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
RED JACKET Tradename on revolvers made by Lee Arms, c.1870.
Red Mountain Arsenal Machine gun manufacturer in Parowen, Utah.
REFORM Tradename used by August Schueler of Suhl, Germany on 4-barrel pistols, c. 1910.
REGENT Tradename on revolvers used by Firearms International in the United States.
REGENT Tradename used on revolvers by Karl Burgsmuller in West Germany.
REGENT Tradename used on s pistols by Gregorio Bolumburu, c. 1925.
REGINA Tradename of Gregorio Bolumburu on pistols, c.1920.
REGNUM Tradename used by August Menz of Suhl, Germanyon 4-barrel pistols.
Reid Patent Revolvers Made for W. Irving by James Reid first in New York City, and then after 1865 in Catskill, New York until 1884.
REIMS PATENT Tradename of Azanza y Arrizabalaga on pistols, c.1914.
REINA Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols.
REINA Tradename on rifles made by Manufrance.
Reising Manufacturer of pistols and machine guns in Hartford, Connecticut, c.1916-24.
RELIABLE Tradename on revolvers used by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
RELIANCE Tradename used by Meunier Gun Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c.1880.
Remington Arms Company Established in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Herkimer County, New York. In 1831 moved to Ilion, New York and in 1856 became E. Remington & Sons. In 1888 became Remington Arms Company, 1910 became Remington Arms U.M.C. Company, and finally in 1925 again became Remington Arms Company. Manufacturers of all types of sporting arms.
REMO Tradename used by Gebruder Rempt of Suhl, Germany before WW-II on rifles.
RENARD Tradename of Echave y Arizmendi on pistols.
RETRIEVER Tradename on revolvers from Thomas Ryan, c.1870.
REVELATION Tradename used on sporting arms made for Western Auto Stores.
REV-O-NOC Tradename used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company of Chicago, Illinois on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
REX Tradename used by Gregorio Bolumburu on pistols.
RF Tradename used by Rohm on revolvers.
RG Abbreviation for Rohm Gesellschaft on guns from West Germany, in the United States on guns made by RG Industries following the German pattern.
RG Industries Manufacturer of handguns in Miami, Florida on the pattern of guns made by Rohm Gesellschaft of West Germany.
RHEINMETALL Tradename of Rheinische Metallwaren u. Maschinenfabrik of Sommerda, Germany, c. 1922-27.
Rhode Island Arms Company Manufacturer of Morrone shotguns in Hope Valley, Rhode Island, c.1948-53.
RICHARDS, W. Tradename on Belgian shotguns imported, c. 1900.
Richland Arms Company Importers in Blissfield, Michigan, c. 1973.
RICHTER, CHARLES Tradename on shotguns made for New York Sporting Goods Company by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
RICKARD ARMS Tradename of J. A. Rickard Company of Schenectady, New York on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Riedl, James Manufacturer of single shot rifles in San Juan Capistrano, California, c.1972.
RIGARMI Tradename of Industria Galesi, Brescia, Italy.
Rigby, John & Company Manufacturer of fine sporting arms in Dublin, Ireland and London, England, c.1867.
RINO GALESI Tradename of Rigarmi, used on pistols.
RIOT Tradename used by J Stevens Arms Company on shot guns.
RIVAl Tradename on rifles made by Manufrance.
RIVAL Tradename used by Van Camp Hardware of Indianapolis, Indiana on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
RIVERSIDE ARMS CO. Tradename used by Stevens Arms & Tool Company.
rln WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Zeiss, Jena.
RM Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Regia Marina (Royal Navy).
RMAC Tradename and abbreviation of Rocky Mountain Arms Company.
ROB ROY Tradename on revolvers from Hood Firearms Company, c.1880.
Robar et du Kirhove Arms makers in Liege, Belgium starting about 1920. In 1927 became L. Robar, in 1933 Robar & Company, in 1948 Societe Robar et Cie. until about 1959.
ROBIN HOOD Tradename used by Hood Firearms Company on revolvers, c. 1880.
Rochester Defence Corporation Predecessor to National Postal Meter in Rochester, New York, manufacturer of M-1 carbines during WW-II.
Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company Manufacturer of M-1 carbines in Chicago, Illinois during WW-II.
ROGAK Name on P-18 pistol made by L.E.S. of Skokie, Illinois.
Rohm Gesellschaft Manufacturer of handguns in SontheimIBrenz, West Germany. Imported into the United States under many tradenames, and with some models being made now by RG Industries in the United States.
ROLAND Tradename of Francisco Arizmendi, Eibar, Spain, c. 1922.
Romanski, B. Manufacturer of target arms in Oberndorf, West Germany.
Rome Revolver and Novelty Works Makers of revolvers in Rome, New York, c.1880.
ROMER Tradename on pistols made by Romerwerke AG, of Suhl, Germany, c.1925.
ROMO Tradename used on Rohm revolvers.
ROSCO Rosco Arms Co. marked on Rohm revolvers that are also marked Vestpocket.
Ross Rifle Company Manufacturer of military and sporting arms in Quebec, Canada.
Rossi, Amadeo S.A. Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, c.1965, manufacturer of sporting arms.
Rottwell Sporting arms manufacturer in West Germany, imported by Eastern Sports, Milford, New Hampshire.
Routledge Manufacturing Company Small arms maker in Monroe, Michigan, c.1950.
Rowen, Becker Company Manufacturer of M-1 carbines in Waterville, Ohio, c.1948.
ROYAL GUN CO. Tradename used by Three Barrel Gun Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, c. 1906 on shotguns.
ROYAL SERVICE Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri.
ROYAL Tradename of Zulaica y Cia. of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
ROYAL Tradename on revolvers possible from Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
RUBI Tradename on pistols from Etablecimientos Venturini in South America.
RUBY Generic term applied to the standard pattern of French WW-I pistols in .32 ACP caliber manufactured under license from Gabilondo y Cia. in Spain.
RUBY Tradename of Gabilondo y Cia. and used on pistols and revolvers.
RUGER Sturm, Ruger & Company Manufacturer of sporting arms in Southport, Connecticut.
RUMMEL Tradename ot A. J. Rummel Arms Company of Toledo, Ohio on shotguns from Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Rupertus, Jacob Also known as Rupertus Pat'd. Pistol Manufacturing Company, c.1858-99. Made various types of handguns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
RWS Abbreviation for Rheinishe-Westfalische Sprengstoff, cartridge makers since 1931 in various cities in Germany. Now Dynamit Nobel AG, Troisdorf-Oberlar, West Germany.
Ryan, Thomas Manufacturer of revolvers in Norwich, Connecticut, c.1890-93.
S - C CORP. Abbreviation for Sydney Manson Corporation, manufacturer of single-shot pistols in Alexandria, Virginia, c.1953.
S & H Abbreviation for Sharpe & Hart, importers in Emmitsburg, Maryland, c.1960.
S & S Tradename and abbreviation of J. P. Sauer & Sohn.
S & W Abbreviation for Smith & Wesson.
S Mark on German Model 88 rifles signifying that it had been altered for S ammunition.
s WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dynamit AG (A. Nobel & Company), Lumbrays plant.
S. MFG. CO. Tradename of Singer Manufacturing Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey on M1911A1 pistols made in 1942.
S.A. Abbreviation for Springfield Armory.
S.A.C.M. Abbreviation Soc. AIsacienne de Constructions Mecaniques.
S.A.G.E.M. Abbreviation for Soc. de Applications General Electriques et Mecaniques.
S.B.A. Abbreviation for Santa Barbara Arms on Mauser type rifle actions.
S.E.A.M. Abbreviation for Soc. Espanola de Armas y Municiones, Eibar, Spain.
S.F.M. Abbreviation for Soc. Francaise des Munitions de Chasse et de Tir of St. Etienne, France.
S.I.G. Abbreviation for Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft in Neuhasen, Switzerland, c. 1857. Manufacturer of all types of sporting and military arms.
s/147 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to J. P. Sauer & Sohn Gewehrfabrik, Suhl, Germany.
s/237 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany. This code has also been ascribed to Berlin-Lubecker Machinenfabrik AG, Werk Lubeck, Germany.
s/243 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke AG, Werk Berlin-Borsigwalde, Eich borndamm, Germany.
s/27 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Feinmachanische Werke GmbH, Erfurt, Germany.
s/42 WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorff am Neckar, Germany.
Sabottf & Tanfoglio Fabbrica d'Ar mi Manufacturer of SATA pistols in Brescia, Italy. Reported out of business 1958.
SACO Abbreviation and tradename of Security Arms Company of Arlington, Virginia, importers
Safari Arms Custom handgun makers in Phoenix, Arizona.
SAFETY POLICE Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolv ers, c.1890.
Saginaw Steering Gear A division of General Motors that manufactured M-1 carbines in Saginaw and Grand Rapids, Michigan during WW-II.
SAKO Oy Sako AB, Riihmaki, Finland, manufacturer of sporting arms.
Sanderson's Importers in Portage, Wisconsin.
SANNA Tradename of Dan Pienaar Enterprises of Johannesburg, South Africa on machine pistols.
SANTA BARBARA Tradename of Santa Barbara of America, Incorporated of Irving, Texas on rifles made by La Caruna Arsenal in Spain.
Santa Monica Guns Custom rifle makers in Santa Monica, California, c.1950.
Sarasqueta, Victor Sporting arms manufacturer in Eibar, Spain, c.1934.
Sarmco Importer of sporting arms in Seattle, Washington, c. 1970.
SATA Tradename of Sabotti & Tanfoglio Fabbrica d'Armi on pistols. .
SATURN Tradename of custom rifles made by Santa Monica Guns, Santa Monica, California, c.1950.
Sauer, J. P. & Sohn Manufacturer ot sporting and military arms established in Suhl, Germany, c. 1855. Now located in Eckenforde, West Germany.
Savage Arms Corporation Established in 1893 in Utica, New York as Savage Repeating Arms Company. In 1899 was renamed Savage Arms Company and in 1917 was incorporated and called Savage Arms Corporation. The firm is now in Westfield, Massachusetts and controls J. Stevens Arms Company, Springfield Arms Company, and A. H. Fox.
SB Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Savage.
Schall & Company Manufacturer of Hartford Arms type pistol, c.1930 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Schilling, V. C. Military and sporting rifle manufacturer in Suhl, Germany.
Schilling, V. Charles Manufacturer of Bergmann pistols in Suhl, Germany. Also produced sporting and military arms.
Schmidt & Haberman Sporting arms makers in Suhl, Germany, c. 1920-40.
Schmidt, Ernst Sporting arms manufacturer in Suhl, Germany.
Schmidt, Herbert Manufacturer of handguns in Ostheim/Rhon, West Germany.
SCHOUBOE Name of pistol made by Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat, Copenhagen, Denmark, c. 1902-17.
Schultz & Larsen Sporting arms makers in Otterup, Denmark.
Schwarzlose Pistol and machine gun manufacturer in Linsenplatz, Germany, c. 1911-27.
Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft S.I.G. in Neuhasen, Switzerland, c. 1857. Manufacturer of all types of sporting and military arms.
SCOTT ARMS C0. Tradename on revolvers probably from the Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c.1880.
SCOTT REVOLVER-RIFLE Tradename used by Hopkins & AIlen on long barreled revolvers, c. 1880.
Scott, W. & C. Military and sporting arms makers in London and Birmingham, England from 1853 until they merged with P. Webley & Son to form Webley & Scott in 1898.
SCOUT Tradename used by Frankfurt Hardware of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on revolvers made by Hood Firearms, c.1870.
SCOUT Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
SEARS Tradename on firearms made for Sears, Roebuck & Company by various makers.
SECOURS Tradename of Tomas de Urizar y Cia.
SECRET SERVICE SPECIAL Tradename used by the Fred Bifflar Company of Chicago, Illinois on revolvers made by Iver Johnson and by Meriden Firearms Company.
Security Industries of America Manufacturer of revolvers in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
Sedgley, R. F., Incorporated Successor to Henry M. Kolb, maker of Baby Hammerless revolvers in 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsyvania. Also made sporting rifles, and ceased operations in 1938.
SELECTA Tradename on pistols used by Echave y Arizmendi (Spain).
SELECTA Tradename on pistols used by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees (France).
Semmerling Corporation Manufacturer of handguns in Newton, Massachusetts.
SENIORITA Tradename used by Rohm on revolvers.
Service Armament Company Founded in 1957 by Val J. Forgett, Jr. as importers of surplus military arms and ammunition. They now import Webley & Scott shotguns, Fiocchi Ammunition, and collector's guns. Also see. Navy Arms, Classic Arms.
SHADOW Tradename used on shotguns made in Japan by Nikko Arms Company Limited.
Sharpe & Hart Importers of Schultz & Larsen rifles in Emmitsburg, Maryland, c.1960, later called Philip B. Sharpe Associates, c. 1965.
Sharp's Arms Company Manufacturer of replica Sharp's rifles in Salt Lake City, Utah,1969 until purchased by Colt in 1970.
Sharps, Christian Established in 1848 in Mill Creek, Pennsylvania and moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1851 changing the name to Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company. In 1874 it again changed to Sharps Rifle Company and continued until 1881. A parallel business was formed in 1854 as C. Sharps & Company to make pistols in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Became Sharps & Hankins in 1862, and C. Sharps again in 1866. Production continued until 1874.
SHARPSHOOTER Tradename used on pistols by Hijos de Calixto Arrizabalaga, Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
SHARPSOOTER Misspelled stamping on Sharpshooter pistols made by Hijos de Calixto Arrizabalaga, Eibar, Spain, c.1920.
Shattuck, C. S. Arms Company Hatfield, Massachusetts, c. 18801910. Makers of revolvers, palm pistols, and shotguns.
SHEFFIELD Tradename used by A. Baldwin & Company of New Orleans, Louisiana, c. 1900.
Sheridan Products, Incorporated Manufacturer of single-shot pistols in Racine, Wisconsin, c.1953-60.
SHIKAR Tradename used by Voere on rifles.
Shilen Rifles, Incorporated Rifle and barrel maker in Ennis, Texas.
Shiloh Products Makers of reproduction Sharp's Rifles in Farmingdale, New York.
SHORTY Tradename used by Rohm on revolvers.
SHUE'S SPECIAL Tradename used by Ira M. Shue Company of Hanover, Pennsylvania, c.1900.
SICKEL'S ARMS COMPANY Tradename used by Robert Sickels & Preston Company, Davenport, Iowa on shotguns imported from Belgium.
Sile Distributors Importers in New York City.
SIMPLEX Model of Bergmann pistol that was made by several firms.
SIMPSON Tradename on revolvers made by Iver Johnson for J. P. Lovell & Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
Simson & Company Suhl, Germany, c. 1910-39, makers of bayonets ,rifles and pistols. Also known as Waffenfabrik Simson.
SINGER Tradename on pistols of Frantisek Disek of Opocno, Czechoslovakia.
SINGER Tradename on pistols used by Arizmendi y Goenaga, Eibar, Spain.
SJOGREN Manufacturer of early semi-automatic shotguns in Sweden.
SKB Manufacturer of sporting arms in Tokyo, Japan.
skd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Selve-Kornbiegel-Dornheim AG, Suhl plant, Germany.
SLAVIA Tradename on pistols from A. Vilimek.
Sloan's Sporting Goods Importer formerly of New York City, now in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Tradenames include Charles Daly and P.O.S.
SMFM Abbreviation for Societe de Fab. Mech. of Etienne, France. Manufacturer of electrically fired gun, c.1965.
Smith & Wesson Started in Norwich, Connecticut as Volcanic Repeating Arms Company in 1855. Moved to New Haven in 1856, and was reorganized in 1857 as Smith & Wesson with the , Volcanic Repeating Arms name sold to Winchester. In 1857 moved to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Smith, L. C. Gun Company Established in Syracuse, New York, in 1877. Became Hunter Arms Company in 1890, and in 1948 became a division of Marlin.
Smith, Otis A. Manufacturer of revolvers, c. 1873-90 in Middlefiel and Rockfall, Connecticut.
SMOKER Tradename on revolvers from Johnson, Bye & Company, c.1875.
SMOKEY CITY Tradename on revolvers made by Iver Johnson for J. P. Lovell of Boston, Massachusetts.
SNAKE CHARMER Brandname on shotguns made by H. Koon, Incorporated ot Carrollton, Texas, c 1978.
Societe Robar et Cie. Robar et du Kirhove Arms makers in Liege, Belgium starting about 1920. In 1927 became L. Robar, in 1933 Robar & Company, in 1948 Societe Robar et Cie. until about 1959.
Sodia, Franz Manufacturer of sporting arms in Ferlach, Austria, c.1934.
Solingin Cutlery Importers in Monttrose, California of German revolvers, c.1970.
Sosso, Giullio Pistol designer in Turin, Italy, later pistols made by Fabb. Nazionale Armi in Brescia, Italy.
SOUIBMAN Tradename on arms made by Squires Bingham of the Philippines, imported by Century Arms.
SOUTHERN ARMS CO. Tradename used by H & D Folsom Company on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
SP. & SR. Abbreviation of Spand genberg & Sauer, Suhl, Germany, c.1880.
SPANDAU German (Prussian) state arsenal located in Spandau, Germany throug WW-I.
SPECIAL SERVICE Tradename used on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company for Shapleigh Hardware Company.
Spencer Arms Company Windsor, Connecticut, c. 1886-88, makers of repeating shotguns.
SPENCER GUN CO. Tradename used by Hibbard & Spencer Bartlett on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company, c.1900.
Spencer Repeating Rifle Company Boston, Massachusetts from 1862 until it was purchased by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1869. Spencer was also associaled with the Roper Repeating Company which for a time made the Spencer-Roper Shotgun.
SPENCER SAFETY HAMMERLESS Tradename used by the Columbia Armory, Columbia, Tennessee on revolvers, c.1892.
Spesco Corporation Importers of firearms located in Atlanta, Georgia, c.1970.
SPORTCO Tradename used by Omark Australia Limited of St. Marys, South Australia on sporting arms.
SPORTSMAN Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on Model 315 and Model 90 shotguns.
SPORTSMAN Tradename used by W. Bingham Company of Cleveland, Ohio on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
SPRINGFIELD ARMORY Tradename of manufacturer of replica military rifles in Geneseo, Illinois.
Springfield Arms Company Sporting arms manufacturer in Springfield, Massachusetts since 1851, and is now part of Savage Arms Corporation.
SPRINGFIELD ARMS Tradename used by Crescent Fire Arms Company on shotguns.
Springfield United States Government armory that manufactured military arms in Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1782.
SPRINTER Tradename used by Garate Anitua y Cia. of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
SPY Tradename used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company on revolvers, c.1880.
SQUARE DEAL Tradename used by Stratton-Warren Hardware Company of Memphis, Tennessee on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Squires, Bingham Makers of sporting arms in Makati, Rizal, Philippines.
SS-25 Tradename on pistols made by Bar-Sto Precision in Burbank, California, c.1973.
ST. HUBERT Tradename of Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
ST. LOUIS ARMS CO. Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
ST. W. Abbreviation for Stenda Werke.
STAGGS-BILT Tradename ot Staggs Enterprises in Phoenix, Arizona, c.1970.
Stake, T. W. Reported to be tradename of Schoverling, Daly & Gales of New York City, c.1900.
STALLION Tradename on revolvers imported by J. L. Galef & Son, made by Uberti.
Standard Arms Company Manufacturer of rifles in Wilmington, Delaware, c.1909-11.
Standard Products Company Manufacturer of M-1 carbines during WW-II in Port Clinton, Ohio.
STANLEY Tradename on shotguns imported from Belgium, c. 1900.
STAR GAUGE Tradename used by Interarms on shotguns imported from Spain.
STAR Tradename of Bonafacio Echeverria, Eibar, Spain, c.1911.
STATE ARMS CO. Tradename used by J. H. Lau & Company of New York City on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Steigleder, Ernst Sporting arms manufacturer in Suhl and Berlin, Germany, c.1921-35.
Stenda Werke Waffenbau Makers of the Beholla pistol from about 1920 to the mid 1920's.
STERLING ARMS CORP. Tradename used by H & D Folsom Company on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Sterling Arms Corporation Manufacturer of pistols and rifles, established 1968 in Buffalo, New York. In 1973 purchased by E. & R. Machine and moved to Gasport, New York,1978 moved to Lockport, New York.
STERN Tradename on pistols used by Albin Wahl.
Stevens, J. Arms & Tool Company Established in 1864 in Chicope Falls, Massachusetts. Absorbed Page-Lewis Arms Company, DavisWarner Arms Company, and Crescent Fire Arms Company in 1926, and was in turn absorbed by Savage Arms Corporation in 1936.
STEYR Established in Steyr, Austria as Werndl Company in 1863, became Oesterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellscaft in 1869 after WW-I became Steyr Werke, and in 1934 became Steyr-Daimler Puch.
STINGRAY Tradename on .25 acp pistols used by Hy Hunter on guns imported from Germany, c. 1960.
Stock, Franz - Franz Stock Machinen w. Werkbaufabrik, Berl Germany, c.1920-40.
Stoeger Industries Manufacturer and importer established in New York City, c.1924, now located in South Hackensack, New Jersey.
Stoeger, A. F. Manufacturer and importer established in New York City, c.1924, now located in South Hackensack, New Jersey.
STOSEL Tradename used by Retolaza Hermanos.
STRIKER Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c. 1870.
STUKA Tradename used by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California on imported pistols, c.1960.
Sturm, Ruger & Company Manufacturer of sporting arms in Southport, Connecticut.
SU ## S.U. followed by a one or two digit number under an eagle stamp represents Simson/Ulbricht, Suhl, Germany and is usually found on Luger reworks.
SULLIVAN ARMS CO. Tradename used by Sullivan Hardware in Anderson, South Carolina on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Super Dakota Tradename on revolvers made by Uberti.
SUPER DESTROYER Tradename used by Gaztanaga, Trocaon la y Ibarzabal on pistols.
SUPER DREADNAUGHT Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns. in,
SUPER RANGE GOOSE Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company.
SUPER RANGER Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company.
Svendson, E. Handgun manufacturer located in Itasca, Illinois, c.1965.
svw WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf on the Neckar, Germany.
SWAMP ANGEL Tradename used by Forehand & Wadsworth on revolvers, c.1872.
SWIFT DA. Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers made for J. P. Lovel of Boston, Massachusetts, c.1900.
Swift Rifle Company Manufacturer of military arms in London, c. 1943.
SWIFT Tradename used on revolvers by Iver Johnson, c.1900.
swp WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Waffenwerke Brunn AG, Brunn, Czechoslovakia.
SYCO Tradename used by Wyeth Hardware of St. Joseph, Missouri.
SYMPATHIOUE Tradename on pistols from Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
t WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Dynamit AG, Troisdorf plant.
T.A.C. Abbreviation for Trucaola, Aranzabal y Cia., Eibar, Spain.
T.A.R.N. Tradename on pistols made for the Polish Air Force by the Swift Rifle Company in London, England, c.1943.
T.G.E. Abbreviation for Tokyo Gas & Electric, used on Baby Nambu pistols.
T.Y.E. Abbreviation of Tomas de Urizar y Cia. of Eibar, Spain.
T02 Tradename of Tulski Oruzheinyi Zavod on pistols.
T-62 Tradename used by Hy Hunter of Burbank, California on pistols, c.1960.
ta WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Durener Metallwerke, AG, Berlin-Borsigwalde, Germany.
TAC Tradename on carbines made by Demro Products of Manchester, Connecticut (formerly Foxco).
TALA Tradename used by Tallares de Armas Livianas Argentinas.
Tallares Armas Livianas Argen. tinas Manufacturer of pistols in Punta Alta, Argentina.
TANARMI Tradename on pistols imported by Excam.
Tanner Andrae Tanner, Werkstatte fur Praszionwaffen in Fulenback, Swftzerland, manufacturer of target rigles.
TANOUE Tradename on guns made for Ojanguren y Vidosa, Eibar, Spain, c.1930.
TARGA Tradename used by Excam on Italian pistols, c. 1976.
TAULER Tradename used by Tauler of Madrid, Spain on pistols made by Gabilondo y Cia. of Elgoibar, Spain.
Taurus (Forjas Taurus, S.A. of Porto Afegre, Brazil translation: Taurus Forge) produced its first revolver in 1941. In 1970, Bangor Punta, who owned Smith & Wesson, purchased Forjas Taurus. During the next seven years, a great deal of technology was passed between the two. In 1977 Taurus was re-acquired by Forjas Taurus. In 1974 Beretta contracted to produce small arms for the Brazilian gouvernment. Part of the deal was that Beretta construct a Brazilian factory. Beretta built a factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1980, Beretta sold the Sao Paulo factory to Forjas Taurus. Taurus now owned everything that once belonged to Beretta, including drawings, tooling and machinery and Forjas Taurus started producing pistols.
TDA Marketing Corporation Maker of AutoMag and Backup pistols in South EI Monte, California.
TDA Tradename on Thermodynamic Systems revolvers distributed by E.M.F. of Studio City, California.
TECHNI-MEC Tradename on shotguns made by Fabbrica d'Armi di Isidoro Rizzini of Brescia, Italy.
TED WILLIAMS Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on rifles and shotguns from various makers.
TEN STAR Tradename used on imported belgian shotguns, c.1900 for Geller, Ward & Hasner of St. Louis, Missouri.
TERRIBLE Tradename on pistols from Hijos de Calixto Arriza balaga, Eibar, Spain, c.1930.
TERRIOR Tradename on revolvers from Forehand & Wadsworth, c.1870.
TERROR Tradename on revolvers from Forehand & Wadsworth, c. 1870.
TEUF-TEUF Tradename on pistols made by Arizmendi y Goenaga of Eibar, Spain, and should not be confused with the Belgian guns with a similar name.
TEXAS RANGER Tradename used by J. Stevens Company on single-shot shotguns for Montgomery Ward & Company.
THALCO Tradename on Rohm revolvers.
Thalman-Werk, Ernst Veb Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl Germany, c.1945. Successor to C. G. Haenel.
Thames Arms Company Makers of double action revolvers in Norwich, Connecticut, c.1907, possibly tradename of H & A or H & R. Also reported to be tradename used by Charles J. Godfrey of New York City.
Thayer, Robinson & Cary Maker of double action revolvers in Norwich, Connecticut, c.1907.
THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEMS Tradename on revolvers distributed by E.M.F. of Studio City, California.
THOMAS Tradename on pistols made by A. J. Ordnance of Covina, California.
THOMPKINS Tradename on pistols made by Varsity Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, c.1947.
THOMPSON AUTOMATICS Auto Ordnance Corporation Developers of the Thompson submachine gun, in New York City, c. 1920.
Thompson/Center Arms Company Manufacturer of handguns and black powder arms in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Three-Barrel Gun Company Moundsville, West Virginia, c. 1906-08. Also located at Wheeling, e West Virginia as Royal Gun Company and as Hallenbeck Gun Company.
THUNDER Tradename on pistols of Martin Bascaran, Eibar, Spain on guns made for Alberdi, Teleria y Cia., c.1912-19.
THUNDERBIRD Model of Cody Manufacturing Corporation revolver.
TIGER Tradename used by J. H. Hall Company of Nashville, Tennesee on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
TIGRE Tradename on pistols by Garate, Anitua y Cia.
TIKKA Tradename on rifles made by Oy Tikkakoski, AB, Tikkakoski, Finland.
Tingle Manufacturing Company Manufacturer of blackpowder arms in Shelbyville, Indiana, c. 1960.
Tipping & Lawden Sporting arms manufacturer in Birmingham, England, c.1875.
TITAN Tradename of Retolaza Hermano of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
TITAN Tradename used on pistols made by Tanfoglio Giuseppi in Brescia, Italy, and imported by E.I.G. before 1968. Now made in the United States by F.I.E.
TITANIC Tradename of Retolaza Hermanos on pistols.
Tobin Arms Company Shotgun manufacturer in Norwich, Connecticut from 1905-09, and in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada from 1920-23.
TOBIN SIMPLEX Tradename used by Tobin Arms Company.
TOKAGYPT Tradename used on pistols made for the Egyptian army by Femaru, Fegyver es Gepgyar of Budapest, Hungary.
TOMMA Tradename on 4-barrel pistols made by H.D.H., in Liege, Belgìum, and also by an unknown firm in Germany, c.1920.
Torkelson Arms Company Shotgun makers in Warren, Massachusetts, c.1903-08.
TOURISTE Tradename used by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols.
TOWER'S POLICE SAFETY Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen on revolvers, c.1875.
TOWNLEY'S PAL Tradename used by Townley Hardware Company, Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1900.
Tradewinds Importers in Tacoma, Washington, c.1954-74.
TRAIL BLAZER Tradename used by Uberti on revolvers.
TRAMP'S TERROR Tradename used by Hood Firearms Company on revolvers, c.1880.
TRAPS BEST Tradename used by Watkins-Cottrell Company of Richmond, Virginia.
TREJO Armas Trejo, A.A. Manufacturers of semi, and full automatic pistols in Zacatlan, Mexico.
TRIDENT Tradename on Colt type revolvers made in South Africa by Induna.
TRIOMPHE FRANCAISE Tradename used by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
TRIOMPHE Tradename on pistols from Apaoloza Hermanos, Eibar, Spain.
Triple S Development Company - Manufacturer of rifles and shotgun chokes in Wickliffe, Ohio, c. 1974.
TRIPLEX Tradename of Domingo Acha on pistols.
TRIUMPH Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
TRUE BLUE Tradename used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company on revolvers, c.1880.
TRUST DEED ESTATE Made the Automag pistol.
TRUST SUPRA Tradename on pistols made by Fab. d'Armes de Guerre de Grand Precision, Eibar, Spain.
TRUST Tradename on pistols made by Fab. d'Armes de Guerre de Grand Precision, Eibar, Spain.
TUE-TUE Tradename used by C. G. Galand on revolvers.
Turbiaux J. E. Turbiaux of Paris France on palm pistoms, c.1885.
TURNER & ROSS Tradename on revolvers made by Hood Firearms Company, c.1875.
TYCOON Tradename used by Johnson, Bye & Company on revolvers, c. 1875.
Tyrol Sporting Arms Company Importers in the early 1960's in St. Albans, Vermont, until 1968.
U.A.E. Abbreviation for Union Armera Eibaressa.
U.M.C. Abbreviation for Union Metallic Cartridge Company.
U.M.C. ARMS CO. Tradename on revolvers probably used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company, c. 1880. Not to be confused with U.M.C.
U.S. & S. Tradename and abbreviation for Union Switch & Signal of Swissvale, Pennsylvania on M1911A1 pistols made in 1943.
U.S. ARMS CO. Tradename on shotguns made for H & D Folsom Company by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
U.S. REVOLVER CO. Tradename used by Iver Johnson on revolvers.
U-9 Tradename of rifles made for Herters, Inc. by B.S-A.
ua WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Osnabrucker Kupferu. Drahtwerke AG, Osnabruck.
Uberto, Aldo & C. Manufacturer of sporting arms in Ponte Zanano, Italy. Best known for their single action colt type revolvers.
Uhlinger, W. L. & Company Phlladelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1880, manufacturer of revolvers.
Uma Jagd u. Sportwaffen Fabrik Manufacturer of sporting arms in Munich, West Germany, c.1975.
Unbrauchbar West German rejection mark on gun parts, means useless.
Unceta y Esperanza 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.
UNCLE SAM Tradename used by Iver Johnson, and also by J. Palmer O'Neal Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Underwood-Elliot-Fisher Company Manufacturer of M-1 carbines during WW-II at Hartford, Connecticut.
Union Arms Company from 1903 until purchased by Ithaca Gun Company in 1913. Manufacturer of shotguns and unusual revolvers.
Union Firearms Company Toledo, Ohio from 1903 until purchased by Ithaca Gun Company in 1913. Manufacturer of shotguns and unusual revolvers. Also know as Union Arms Company.
UNION I Tradename used on .25 acp pistols made for Esperanza y Unceta (Spain).
UNION JACK Tradename on revolvers made by Hood Firearms Company, c.1880.
Union Metallic Cartridge Company Established in 1886 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, manufacturer of ammunition and powder flasks. Merged with Remington Arms Company in 1902.
UNION Tradename on pistols made by Fab. Francaise.
UNION Tradename on pistols made by M. Seytres.
UNION Tradename on pistols made by Unceta y Cia. of Guernica, Spain, c.1924-31.
UNION Tradename used by Fabrique a St. Etienne on long gripped .25 acp pistols (France).
UNIOUE Tradename used by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees of Hendaye, France on sporting arms, c. 1923.
UNIQUE Tradename used by C. S. Shattuck on revolvers, c.1880.
UNIS Tradename used by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees (France).
UNIS Tradename used by Santigo Salaberrin (Spain).
United States Arms & Cutlery Company Rochester, New York, c. 1876, manufacturer of knife pistols and unusual arms.
United States Arms Company Brooklyn, New York, c. 1874-78, manufacturer of revolvers.
United States Arms Company New York City, 1874-78, manufacturer of knife pistols and revolvers.
United States Arms Corporation Manufacturer of revolvers in Riverhead New York, c. 1926, now distributed by Mossberg.
United States Small Arms Company Chicago, Illinois, c. 1917, manufacturer of knife pistols.
Universal Sporting Goods, Incorporated Hialeah, Florida, c. 1964, manufacturer of M-1 carbines and their variations, and importer of Russian shotguns.
UNIVERSAL Tradename on revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen of Norwich, Connecticut, c.1890.
Un-Quality Marking on receivers of M-1 carbines made during WW-II by Union Switch & Signal and assembled by Underwood-ElliotFisher.
V.B. Abbreviation of Vincenzo Bernardelli on pistols.
V.C.S. Abbreviation for V. Charles Schilling on pistols.
V.L. & A. Abbreviation of Von Lengerke & Antoine of Chicago, IIlinois.
V.L. & D. Abbreviation for Von Lengerke & Detmold importers in New York City from the turn of the century until purchased by Abercrombie & Fitch.
va WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kabelu. Metallwerke Neumeyer AG, Nurnberg, Germany.
VAINQUER Tradename used by Aurelio Mendiola.
VALIANT Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles made for Spear & Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Valmet Valmet Oy, Tourula Work, manufacturer of military and sporting arms in Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Valor Arms Importers in Miami, Florida.
Valor Imports Corporation Importer in Hialeah, Florida.
Valtion Kivaari Tehdas Jyvaskyla Finland (State Rifle Factory). In 1935 they manufactured the Lahti pistol.
VAP Tradename and abbreviation of Vapen Specialists AB of Stockholm, Sweden, c. 1957. Manufacturer of free rifles.
Varsity Manufacturing Company Manufacturer of Thompkins pistols, c. 1947 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
ve WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Cartoucherie de Valence.
Veb Fahrzeug u. Geratewerk Simson Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, East Germany.
Vega Manufacturer of M1911 frames in Sacramento, California, c. 1976.
VENCEDOR Tradename used by San Martin y Cia. of Eibar, Spain on pistols.
Ventura Imports Importers of shotguns in Seal Beach, California.
Venturini Establecimentos Venturini, Argentinian manufacturer of revolvers.
VENUS Tradename on pistols from Tomas de Urizar y Cia.
Venus Venus Wafferwerk Oskar Will, Zella-Mehlis, Germany, 1912.
VER-CAR Tradename of Verney Carron.
Verney-Carron Sporting arms manufacturer in St. Etienne, France.
VESTA Tradename of Hijos de A. Echevarria, Eibar, Spain.
VESTPOCKET Tradename found on Rohm revolvers marked Rosco Arms Company.
VETERAN Tradename used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company on revolvers, c. 1880.
VICTOR #1 Tradename used by Harrington & Richardson on revolvers, c. 1876.
VICTOR SPECIAL Tradename used by Hibbard-Spencer-Bartlett Company of Chicago on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
VICTOR Tradename on pisfols from Francisco Arizmendi, Eibar, Spain, c. 1916.
VICTOR Tradename used on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
VICTORIA Tradename of pistols from Esperanza y Unceta (Astra).
VICTORIA Tradename on revolvers manufactured by Hood Firearms Company, c. 1880.
VICTORY Tradename on pistols of M. Zulaica y Cia. of Eibar, Spain.
VINCITOR Tradename of pistols from M. Zulaica y Cia.
VINDEX Tradename used by Mre. d'Armes des Pyrenees.
VIRGINIA ARMS C0. Tradename used by Virginia-Caroline Company of Richmond, Virginia on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
VIRGINIAN Tradename on single action revolver made by Hammerli of Switzerland, and now by Interarms in Virginia.
VITE Tradename of Echave & Arizmendi of Eibar, Spain on pistols, c. 1913.
VKT Tradename and abbreviation for Valtion Kivaari Tehdas on Finnish Lahtis (Jyvaskyca, Finland).
Voere GmbH Sporting arms manufacturer located in Vohren bach, West Germany.
Voere Tiroler Jagd & Sportwaffenfabrik Sporting arms maker located in Kufstein, Austria.
VOLUNTEER Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns for Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky.
VOM HOFE Tradename used by W. Gehmann of Karlsruhe & Stuttgart, West Germany, named for originator of Vom Hofe Calibers, c.1937.
Von Lengerke & Detmold importers in New York City from the turn of the century until purchased by Abercrombie & Fitch.
VULCAN ARMS CO. Tradename used on shotguns manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
vzg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Vereinigte Zunderu. Kabelwerke, Meissen, Germany.
w WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Gesellschaft zur Ver wertung Chem. Erzeugnisse, Wolfratshausen plant.
W.A.C. Abbreviation for Warne Arms Corporation on Schwarzlose pistols, c.1911.
wa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo SchneiderAG, Lampenfabrik, Leipzig, Germany.
WaA 103 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre, Herstal, Belgium.(middle)
WaA 135 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.
WaA 136 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Richard Erhardt Lederwarenfabrik, Poeseneck, Germany.
WaA 140 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre, Herstal, Belgium.(late)
WaA 162 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark assigned to Fabrica d'Armi Beretta in Gardone, Italy.
WaA 18 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on items produced by Simson, Suhl, Germany.
WaA 182 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Frost & Jahnel, Breslau, Czechoslovakia.
WaA 195 German WW.II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to A. Waldhausen, Inhaber M. Bruchman, Sattler u. Kofferfabrik, Cologne, Germany. After 1943 was used by Karl Barth, Militareffekten-Fabrik, Waldbrohl, Germany.
WaA 201 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on items produced by Wilhelm Brand Company, Heidelberg, Germany.
WaA 26 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Mauser-Werke AG, Berlin-Borsigwalde, Germany.
WaA 280 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Erma-Werke, Erfurt, Germany.
WaA 359 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms trom Walther, Zella-Mehlis, Germany.
WaA 37 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to C. G. Haenel, Suhl, Germany.
WaA 4 German Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms reworked by D.W.M., c.1920.
WaA 47 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Rohrbacher Lederfabrik, Josef Poschels Sohne, Rohrbach, Germany.
WaA 49 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Erma-Werke, Erfurt, Germany.
WaA 613 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre, Herstal, Belgium.(early)
WaA 623 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Steyr-DaimlerPuch AG, Steyr, Austria.
WaA 63 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.
WaA 653 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Maury & Company, Lederwarenfabrik, Offenbach, Germany.
WaA 655 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.
WaA 66 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt Inspector's mark on arms produced at Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany. Before 1938 this number was used by Simson, Suhl, Germany.
WaA 727 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Karl Barth, Militareffekten-Fabrik, Waldbrohl, Germany.
WaA 76 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Waffenwerk Brunn, Brno, Czechoslovakia.
WaA 77 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced by Erma-Werke, Erfurt, Germany.
WaA 855 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.
WaA 920 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Rohrbacher Lederfabrik, Josef Poschels Sohne, Rohrbach, Germany.
WaA 938 German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on assigned to Albrecht Kind, Berlin, Germany.
WAC Abbreviation for Winfield Arms Corporation, importers in Los Angeles, California in the late 1950's, and Western Arms Corporation in the early 1950's.
WAFFENFABRIK BERN Tradename of Eidgenosssosche Waffenfabrik, primarily a military manufacturer in Bern, Switzerland.
Waffenfabrik Mauser Mauser Werke AG. Established as Gebr. Mauser et Cie.1864, name changed to Mauser Werke Ag. in 1890. Also called Waffenfabrik Mauser, located in Oberndorf, Germany. Manufacturers of both sporting and military weapons.
Waffenfabrik Simson - Simson & Company Suhl, Germany, c. 1910-39, makers of bayonets ,rifles and pistols. Also known as Waffenfabrik Simson.
Waften Frankonia Manufacturer and distributor in Wurzburg, West Germany.
Wahl, Albin Pistol maker in Ze la-Mehlis, Germany.
WALAM Tradename on copies of the Walther PP made by Femaru Fegyver es Gepgyar in Budapest, Hungary.
WALDMAN Tradename used by Francisco Arizmendi.
WALMAN Tradename on pistols of Francisco Arizmendi y Goenaga, Eibar, Spain.
Walther, Carl Manufacturer of sporting and military arms since 1886 in Zella-Mehlis, Germany unt 1945, and now in Ulm, West Germany.
Wamo Manufacturing Company Manufacturer of pistols, c.1956-59 in San Gabriel, California.
Warnant L. & J. Warnant Freres, Hognee, Belgium.
Warner Arms Corporation Formed in Brooklyn, New York about 1912, moved to Norwich, Connecticut in 1913, and in 1917 merged to become Davis-Warner Arms Corporation in Assonet, nuMassachusetts. Ended business about 1919.
WARREN ARMS CORP. Tradename used on shotguns imported from Belgium, c.1900.
WASP Tradename on pistols from Hawes, c.1970.
Watson Brothers Sporting arms makers in London, England, c. 1885-1931.
WAUTAUGA Tradename used by Wallace Hardware Company of Morristown, Tennessee.
wb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Berlin, Germany.
wc WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AF, Meuselwitz plant, Thuringia, Germany.
wd WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Taucha plant.
we WW-II German ordnance il code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AF, Langewiesen plant.
Weatherby's Manufacturer and importer of rifles and shotguns in South Gate, California, c.1947.
Webley & Scott Manufacturers of military and sporting arms in Birmingham, England. Began as P. Webley & Son in 1860, became Webley & Scott Revolver & Arms Company in 1897, and Webley & Scott in 1906.
Weihrauch, Herman Sportwaffenfabrik Manutacturers of handguns in MeIIrichstadt/Bayern, West Germany.
Wesson & Harrington Worcester, Massachusetts, c. 1871-74, manufacturer of revolvers. Succeeded by Harrington & Richardson.
Wesson Firearms Company Manufacturers of shotguns in Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1864-68.
Wesson, Frank Worcester, Massachusetts, c.1854-65, then moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. Produced military and sporting arms until 1875.
Western Arms Company New York City, c.1870, maker of revolvers.
WESTERN FIELD Tradename used by Montgomery Ward on rifles and shotguns.
Western Gun Exchange Importers of German shotguns in Whittier, California, c.1950.
WESTERN LONG RANGE Trade name used by Ithaca Gun Company on shotguns.
WESTERN STYLE Tradename found on Rohm revolvers.
Westley Richards Manufacturer of fine sporting arms in London, England, c.1812.
WESTPOINT Tradename on arms made by Savage for Cotter & Company.
wf WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Kielce plant, Poland.
wg WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Altenburg plant.
wh WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Eisenach plant.
WHIPPET Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on single shot shotguns for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company of Chicago, Illinois.
WHITE POWDER NITRO Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
WHITE POWDER WONDER Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
WHITE POWDER WONDER Tradename used by Sears, Roebuck & Company on shotguns.
White, Rollin Arms Company Company formed by the inventor of the modern cartridge revolver in 1849. Continued until 1858 in Hartford, Connecticut, and then started again in Lowell, Massachusetts, c. 1864-92.
Whitmore, Nathaniel G. Manufacturer of single shot rifles in Eastondale, Massachusetts, c. 1880-1917.
Whitney Arms Company Manufacturer of sporting and military arms in Whitneyville, Connecticut, c. 1798. Also known as the Whitneyville Armory, the company continued in business until 1888.
Whitney Flreerms Company Makers of the Whitney Wolverine plstol In Hartford, Connect cut, c.1955-62.
Whitney Safety Gun Company Shotgun makers in Florence, Massachusetts, c.1893.
Whitneyville Armory Manufacturer of sporting and military arms in Whitneyville, Connecticut, c. 1798. Also known as the Whitneyville Armory, the company continued in business until 1888.
WHITWORTH Tradename of rifles made in England and imported by Interarms.
WICHITA Tradename on rifles made by Wichita Engineering and Supply, Incorporated Wichita, Kansas.
WICKLIFFE Tradename of Triple S Development Company on rifles.
WIDE AWAKE Tradename used by Hood Firearms on revolvers, c 1880.
Wildey Firearms Company Manufacturer of gas operated pistol in Cold Spring, New York, c.1975
WILKINSON ARMS CO. Tradename used by Richmond Hardware Company of Richmond, Virginia on shotguns imported from Belgium, c.1900.
Wilkinson Arms Manufacturer of the Diane pistol in South E Monte, California, c.1976.
Wilkinson Arms Manufacturer of the Linda pistol in Parma, Indiana.
WILMONT ARMS CO. Tradename on shotguns imported from Belgium, c.1900.
WILSHIRE ARMS CO. Tradename used by Stauffer, Eshleman & Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.
WILTSHIRE ARMS CO. Tradename used on shotguns imported from Belgium, c.1900.
Winchester Repeating Arms Company New Haven, Connecticut, c.1857 to date. In 1857 Oliver Winchester reorganized the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company into the New Haven Arms Company, and in 1866 became Winchester Repeating Company. In 1869 absorbed Fogerty Repeating Rifle Company and American Rifle Company, the Spencer Repeating Arms Company in 1870, and Adirondack Arms Company in 1874.
WINFIELD ARMS CO. Tradename used by Crescent Fire Arms s Company on shotguns.
WINFIELD ARMS CO. Tradename used by Norwich Falls Pistol Company on revolvers, c. 1880.
Winfield Arms Corporation importers in Los Angeles, California in the late 1950's, and Western Arms Corporation in the early 1950's.
WINOCA ARMS CO. Tradename used by Jacobi Hardware Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Winslow Arms Company Manufacturers of rifles and shotguns in Venice, Florida, c. 1970, Osprey, Florida, c. 1976, now in Camden, South Carolina.
Wischo Distributors of sporting arms in Erlangen, West Germany.
WITTES HDW. CO. Tradename on shotguns made by J. Stevens Arms Company for Wittes Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri.
wj WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Oberweissbach plant.
wk WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Schlieben plant.
wn WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Dernabach plant, Thuringia, Germany.
Wolt, A. W. Manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, Germany, c. 1930.
WOLVERINE ARMS CO. Tradename used by Fletcher Hardware Company ot Wilmington, North Carolina on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
Woodards, James & Sones Manufacturer ot fine sporting arms in London, England.
WORTHINGTON ARMS CO. Tradename used by George Worthington Company of Cleveland, Ohio on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
WORTHINGTON ARMS Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on shotguns.
Worthington, George Tradename used by George Worthington Company of Cleveland, Ohio on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company.
WRA Abbreviation for Winchester Repeating Arms.
Wuethrich W. Wuethrich, Werkzeugbau, manufacturer of sporting rifles in Lutzelfluh, Switzerland.
WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Rheinmetall-Borsig AG, Bubeb plant.
xa WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Busch & Jager, Ludenscheider Metallwerke, Ludenscheid.
XL Tradename and model name used by Hopkins & Allen, c.1890.
XNH Code following the model name on arms made for Montgomery Ward by Noble.
XPERT Tradename used by Hopkins & Allen, c.1880.
XX STANDARD Tradename used by J. M. Marlin on revolvers, c. 1875.
XXX STANDARD Tradename used on revolvers by J. M. Marlin, c.1875.
y WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Jagdpatronen, Zundhutchenu. Metallwarenfabrik AG, Nagyteteny plant, Budapest, Hungary.
ya WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Sachsische Metallwarenfabrik, August Wellner & Sohn, Aue, Saxony, Germany.
Yamamoto Firearms Shotgun manufacturer in Kochi, Japan.
YATO Tradename of pistols made for the commercial market by the Hamada Arsenal, Japan.
YDEAL Tradename used by Francisco Arizmendi.
YOU BET Tradename used on revolvers by Hopkins & Allen, c. 1880.
YOUNG AMERICA Tradename on revolvers made by Harrington & Richardson, c.1900.
Z Mark on Model 88 German rifles measuring 3mm signifying that the rifling had been deepened after 1896.
Z Tradename used by Ceska Zbrojovka in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Zabala Manufacturer of shotguns in Spain, imported by Garcia Sporting Arms Corporation of Teaneck, New Jersey.
Zanotti Arms makers since 1625, now located in Ravenna, Italy
Zaragoza Fab. de Armas Zaragoza, Maker of Corla pistols in Zaragoza, Mexico.
ZASTAVA Tradename of Zavodi Crvena Zastava, Kragujevac, Yugoslavia.
Zavodi Crvena Zastavia Manufacturer of sporting arms in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
zb WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Kupferwerk IIsenburg AG, Ilsenburg, Harz.
ZCZ Abbreviation of Zavodi Crvena Zastavia of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Zehna E. Zehna Waffenfabrik of Suhl, Germany.
ZEPHYR Tradename on Rohm revolvers.
ZEPHYR Tradename used by A. F. Stoeger on imported arms, c. 1960.
Zimmermann, Hans Feinmechznikwatten Manufacturer of sporting arms in Oberwildflecken, West Germany.
Zoli, Angelo Manufacturer of sporting arms in Brescia, . Italy.
Zoli, Antonio Manufacturer of shotguns in Brescia, Italy.
ZONDA Tradename used by Hispano Argentina Fab. de Automovi les.
Zulaica Manufacturer of pistols M. Zulaica y Cia., Eibar, Spain.