Appendix Trade Names

A.A Acme

Acme Arms Acme


Adams Patent Small Arms Co, London.


Ajax Army



Alpine Industries Robert Adams

Trade name of Azanza y Arrizabalaga, Spain

Manufactured copies of cheap Belgian pistols

Trade name of spur trigger revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen about 1885

Used by J.Stevens Arms Co. about 1882

Used by Hulbert Bros on Hopkins & Allen revolvers about 1893

Manufacturer of Adams designed firearms 1864-1892

Spur trigger revolvers made by Harrington and Richardson about 1876

On revolvers sold by Meacham & Co. 1880

On revolvers sold by Stoeger from W. Germany

Trade name on revolvers made by Hopkins & Allen

Makers of M1 carbines 1962-1965

London gunmaker 1809-1890 patented the first successful double-action revolver in 1851. His revolvers were used during the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, the US Civil War, and the Anglo-Zulu War.

Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Air Force

American International





Anschutz, Bruno Arizmendi

Arminius Astra

Auto Ordinance Corp

Baby Russian

Martin Bascaran

Baltimore Arms Co.

Bauer Firearms

Beeman Airguns

Beretta, Pietro

Bernadelli, Vincenzo


Isaac Blisset

Bolumburu Gregorio

Boy's Choice

Importers in Salt Lake City, Utah (Mormons?) of 0.22 RF calibre machine guns notably the AR180

Trade name of Barthelet D. Amadeo of Eibar, Spain

Manufactured copy of 'Galand', calibre 11 mm, marked 'Privilegiado A.P.E.G. Eibar'

Bayard pistols from 1907 to 1939

German manufacturer of sporting arms 1919-1926

Trade name of F Arizmendi y Goenaga of Eibar, Spain

Manufactured copied of Belgian pistols as well as their own design

Trade name of Friederich Pickert pre-World War II (WWII) probably manufactured in East Germany. Now made by Weihrauch

Astra-Unceta y Cia. Formed in 1908 in Eibar. Moved to Guernica 1913. In 1926 name changed to Unceta y Cia and in 1953 to Astra Unceta y Cia

Developers of the Thompson smg. New York City about 1920

Model name used by H. Kolb and Sedgeley on small revolvers

Made Spanish copies of cheap Belgian pistols 1919-1927 Maker of hammerless shotguns 1895-1902

Manufacturer of pocket pistols, 1972-1984 Fraser, MI, USA

Founded in 1972 and sold to S/R Industries of Maryland in 1993

Italian manufacturer of shotguns, rifles and pistols back to 1680

Italian manufacturer of sporting arms since 1865

Trade name on revolvers made by Harrison & Richardson

Leadenhall Street, London, England 1822-1845. Doublebarrelled side lock hammer shotguns

Belgian manufacturer of cheap-quality self-loading pistols 1917-1923

Trade name used on revolvers from Hood Firearms about 1873

John Brown

Bulldog & British Bulldog


Cogswell & Harrison

Cow Boy

Colt, London

Colt, USA

Crown Jewel

Cumberland Arms


Daly Arms Co.

Dan Wesson

Georges Henry Daw

Destroyer Carbines



John Brown, a silversmith and gunsmith worked at Lincolns Inn Fields, 1805-1808. Very high-quality flintlock pistols

Trade name on revolvers made by Forehand & Wadsworth about 1871-1890

Trade name on revolvers sold by Maltby & Curtis 1876-1910

Centro de Estudios Tecnicos de Materiales Especiales of Madrid Spain. Name of military rifle made between 1958 and 1982

Gunmakers in London 1770 to date and 1924-1938 in Paris

Trade name of Fabrication Francaise

Factory opened in January 1853 and was located at Pimlico on the bank of the river Thames, London. Over the next 3 years, it produced a total of 11 000 Model 1849 Pocket revolvers and 42 000 Model 1851 revolvers. There were also some 700 third Model Dragoons with parts made in Hartford and assembled in London.

Founded in 1847. Among the most famous products from Colt are the Walker Colt used by the Texas Rangers and the Single Action Army. Later well-known Colt revolvers include the Colt Python and Colt Anaconda. John Browning also worked for Colt for a time, and came up with the Colt M1900 pistol, leading to numerous pistol designs including the famous Colt M1911

Trade name used on pistols by Norwich Falls Pistol Co. 1881-1887

Trade name used by Grey & Dudley Hardware Nashville, USA

Trade name of Ceska Zbrojovka 1919 to date

Trade name on revolvers from Bacon Arms Co 1864-1891

Revolver maker in New York 1890

Revolver manufacturer bought by CZ in late 1980s

British percussion gunmaker in the 1850s

Spanish police carbines made by Gaztanaga y Cia, Eibar 1926 and more recently by Ayra Duria S.A. of Eibar

Manufacturer of pistols in Seattle, USA 1964 to present

Trademark used by Hopkins and Allen 1984



Egg, Henry W, Joseph and Durs.

Electrique El Gamo


Empire State Enfield


Excel FAB

Fabrica Nacional De Armas Mexico

Federal Arms F.I.E.

Trade name of Rheinische Metallwaren und Maschinenfabrik. Needle gun in 1836

Abbreviation for Deutsche Waffen und munitionsfabriken

Trade name used by Stevens Arms Co.

1 Piccadilly, London. 1851-1880, makers of fine flintlock pistols, shotguns and rifles

Importer of cheap firearms into the US from Italy between 1950 and 1970

Trade name used on electrically fired guns made by SMFM 1963

Originated in 1880s, when known as Antonio Casas, S.A. making various lead products. 1945 specialized in air gun pellets then high-quality air rifles and pistols

Trade name on blank/tear gas/flare guns made by Moritz & Gerstenberger (before 1939) or Gerstenberger & Eberwein (after 1939).

Trade name on revolvers, double- and single-barrelled shotguns made by Meriden Firearms Co. 1895-1918

Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF), Enfield, has produced British military rifles and muskets since 1804. It was built on the instructions of the Board of Ordnance on marsh land at Enfield Lock, on the banks of the River Lea, round about the end of the Napoleonic War. It was privatized in 1984 along with a number of Royal Ordnance Factories to become part of Royal Ordnance Plc, which was later bought by British Aerospace (BAe), who closed the site in 1988.

Trade name of Bonifacio Echeverria. Started business in 1905. In 1919, Bonifacio formally registered the Star trade name, and all subsequent weapons were marked as such.

Trade name used by Iver Johnson

Trade name used by Rohn on revolvers

Began production of weapons before World War I (WWI). Manufacturing H&K G3 rifles since 1980 for the Mexican army

Used by Sears Roebuck on revolvers made by Meriden Arms

Firearms Import and Export Co., Miami, Florida. Manufacturers and importers of cartridge and black powder weapons

Finladia Firearms Finnish Lion FMG FN

Forjas Taurus

Fortuna Werke Frommer

Frontier Bulldog FS


Game Getter Geco

Golden Eagle

Grant, Stevens and Sons

W.W. Greener

Tikka Arms, Finland

Target rifles made by Valmet of Finland

Fab de Material de Guerra Ejercito of Santiago, Chile

Fabrique National d 'Arms de Guerre, herstal, Belgium from 1889 to date. Manufacturers of sporting and military arms. Noted for Browning designed weapons

Manufacturer of Taurus branded revolvers. Taurus produced its first revolver, the Model 38101S0, in 1941.

Current manufacturer of sporting arms in Suhl, Germany

Fegyveres Gepygar Resvenytarsasag, Budapest. Later Femaru Fegyver-es Gepyar. Manufacturer of the Fromer STOP a long recoil 0.32 pistol.

Trade name on Fab d'Armes de Guerre.

On grip of Fromer Stop pistols

Trade name of Industria Armi Galesi pistols. Founded in 1910. They began to produce pistols in 1914, following Italy's entry into WWI. The first design was a 6.35 mm blowback design based on the Browning 1906.

Trade name on Marble Arms

August Genshaw, only manufactures ammunition now

Trade name on guns made by Nikko Arms Co., Japan

Makers of sporting arms in London, England 1841 until merged with C. Lancaster and Lang and Hussey to form Joseph Lang and Co.

In 1829, William Greener had been working in London for Manton, a prominent gunmaker, returned to his hometown of Newcastle and founded the W. Greener company. In November 1844, he moved his business to Birmingham. During the period of 1845-1858, W. Greener was appointed to make guns for the Prince Consort. Money obtained from supplying South Africa with two-groove rifles enabled the company to erect a factory on 'Rifle Hill', Aston, in 1859. This was around the time when the firm really began to prosper. Mr Greener was a firm believer in the concept of muzzle loaders and refused to make any breech loaders. Hence, his son, William Wellington Greener, struck out a line of his own (the W.W. Greener company) and produced his first breech loader in 1864. When William Greener died in 1869, the two companies were amalgamated together as the W.W. Greener Company, and carried on by William Wellington Greener.


Haenel, C.G. Waffen Und Fahrradfabrik

Haerens To Jhus


James Hall


Harrington and Richardson

Hartford Arms


Holland and & Holland

Hopkins and Allen



Hi Standard

Hy Score Arms Co.


Trade name on revolvers made by Bacon Arms Co.

Manufacturers of sporting and military firearms from 1840 to 1945 when it became Ernst Thalman Werk, VEB.

Marking on Bayard/Bergman pistols made by Anciens Etablissments Pieper under Danish contract.

Trade name on 0.22 rifles of Metalurgica Centro in Argentina

Birmingham, UK 1820-33. Manufacturer of fine flintlock pistols

Lenzburg, Switzerland from 1921 to date. Makers of high-quality target pistols and rifles

Worcester, Mass, US since 1874 now in Gardener Mass. Manufacturers of sporting and military arms

Manufacturers of handguns in Hartfort, CT from 1929. Purchased by High Standard in 1932

Trade name used by J. Steven Arms Co. on shotguns

98 New Bond St, London. 1835 to present. Manufacturers of the finest quality shoguns and rifles.

Established in Norwich, CT in 1868 taken over by Marlin-Rockwell in 1917 now owned by Numrich Arms Co. Made all types of sporting arms but best known for their early revolvers

Abbreviation for Harrington and Richardson

Trade name for Husqvarna Vapenfabrik Akiebolak, makers of a wide range of firearms since 1867 in Jonkoping, Sweden

Abbreviation and trade name on Herman Weirauch Sportenwaffenfabrik. On revolvers made in West Germany

CT, USA. In 1932, Hi Standard, a drilling company purchased the Hartford Arms and Equipment Company and began making 0.22 calibre target pistols. Company closed in 1984. Reopened in 1993 in Houston, Texas

One of the largest American air gunmakers. Began production in 1948 copying a British air pistol design where the piston encircles the barrel

Manufacturer of reproduction black powder and cartridge replica weapons in Italy

Abbreviation for Industria Armi Galesi on self-loading pistols


Indian Arms Co.

Industria Armi Galesi

Inglis, John Co Ingram

Ingram Gordon


Interarms Irwin-Pedersen

Ithaca Gun Co

Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works

Jackson Hole Rifles


Abbreviation for International Business Machines. Made Ml carbines during WWII at Poughkeepsie, NY

After the First World War, many of the UK ammunition and explosives manufacturers were brought together under Nobel Explosives to become Nobel Industries, which was a founding element of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd (ICI) in 1926. Kynoch, along with names such as Eley, became brands of subsidiaries. With general downturn in ammunition requirements, the sidelines in sporting cartridges were discontinued by Imperial Metal Industries (IMI), of which ICI was part, in 1970. IMI became independent of ICI in 1977, still producing rimfire and shotgun cartridges for the sporting markets. The more economically viable production of shotgun and rimfire ammunition continued. The Ammunition Division was incorporated separately as Eley Limited in 1983.

Abbreviation for Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

Current manufacturer of pistols in Detroit, MI Manufacturer of pistols in Collebeato, Italy since 1914

WWII manufacturer of Browning HP 9 mm PB pistols and Bren M/Gs in Toronto Canada.

Trade name on smg made by Police Ordinance of LA and Military Armament Co. of GA, USA

In 1964, Gordon Ingram designed the M10 smg in 0.45 acp. Also produced M11 in 9 mm PB

Division of General Motors made M-1 Carbines during WWII

Manufacturers of sporting arms since 1954

Manufacturer of M-I Carbines, Grand Rapids. None accepted for service use, although some were re-tooled by Saginaw and put into service.

Manufacturer of sporting arms in Ithaca, NY

Started as Johnson, Bye & Co in 1871 at Worcester Mass. In 1883 became Iver Johnson and changed to current name in 1884. In 1891 moved to Finchburg, MA, USA

Manufacturer of take-down rifles about 1972 Used by Frantisek Dusek on Czechoslovakian pistols

Jager, Franz & Co

Jeffrey W & Son

Johnson-Tucker Firearms

Killdeer Kimball

Knockabout Kodiak

Manufacturing Co.

Koishigawa Kokura Arsenal


Kongsberg Krico

Krieghoff, heinrich

Gunmakers in Suhl, Germany from 1923 to 1929

Manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military arms in Plymouth England. 1866-1929

Trade name of J.G. Anschutz

Trade name used by Zavodi Crevena Zastava of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Made MI type carbines in St Louis, US about 1965

Manufacturer of sporting arms in Ferlach, Austria 1919-1939

Abbreviation for Koenigliche Gewehrfabrik of Potsdam, Germany

Trade name on single-shot rifles made by Western Arms Co. 1910

In 1958, the J. Kimball Arms Co. went into business (and out of business quite shortly) producing a 0.30 carbine caliber pistol that closely resembled a slightly scaled-up High Standard Field King

Trade name on Mod311 shotguns made by Stevens Arms Co.

North Haven, CT, USA manufacturer of rifles and shotguns about 1965

See Kokura Arsel Japan

Tokyo, Japan from about 1900 until end of WWII. Originally named Koishigawa

Trade name used by Georg Grabner, Austria. The 2 mm Kolibri (also known as the 2.7 mm Kolibri Car Pistol or 2.7 x 9 mm Kolibri) is the smallest commercially available centerfire cartridge patented in 1910 and introduced in 1914 by Franz Pfannl, an Austrian watchmaker, with financial support from Georg Grabner. It was designed to accompany the Kolibri semi-auto pistol or single-shot pistol, both marketed as self-defence weapon.

Government arms manufacturer in Kongsberg, Norway

Trade name used by Kreigeskorte of Stuttgart-Hedelfingen West Germany on current sporting arms

Manufacturer of military and sporting arms from 1929 to 1945 in Suhl, Germany and from 1945 until present in Ulm, Germany


La Industria Orbea

Lancaster, Charles & Co.

Lang,Joseph & Co.

Lefever Sons & Co

Le Francais L&H Gun Co.

Liliput pistol



Trade name on custom arms made in Vienna about 1956 Shotgun manufacturer in Hitachi, Japan. Trade name of Orbea Hermanos, Eibar, Spain

London England 1867-1900 successor to Charles William Lancaster. Best known for the manufacture of very high-quality sporting rifles and big game hunting pistols. Merged with Stephen Grant & Sons and Lang and Hussey in 1900 to become Joseph Lang & Co. Ltd.

See above

Started in Syraccuse in 1976 and in 1926 purchased by Ithaca Gun Co.

Trade name of Mre. Francais d' Armes et Cycles. Manufacturer of a tip-up barrel 0.32 acp pistol

Manufactured military style firearms with surplus parts 1972-1974 in San Antonio Texas. Purchased by Springfield Armoury

The 4.25 mm Liliput pistol is one of the smallest semiautomatic handguns made (the Kolibri is generally considered the smallest). The Liliput was manufactured by Waffenfabrik August Menz in Suhl, Germany from approximately 1920 to 1927.

Royal Australian Small Arms Factory, NSW Australia making military arms. From 1959 until the early 1990s, the Australians used the British L-1A1 (licensed to the Australian company of the Lithgow Small Arms Factory) as their standard personal weapon, when it was replaced by the F-88 (the Australian designation for the Steyr AUG)

Llama firearms are produced by the firm of Gabilondo y Cia located in Elgoibar, Spain. In 1931, Gabilonda Y Cia decided to do its part in revitalizing the reputation of the lagging Spanish firearms industry. To this end, they began making almost exact copies of the Colt/Browning M1911 design. The name Llama (pronounced Yama) was chosen for this line of pistols to separate it from earlier production of 'Ruby style' pistols of WWI vintage. The Ruby pistols did not have the quality control they needed and as a result earned a very bad reputation for Spanish firearms and Gabilondo y Cia. The new line of Llama pistols was produced in 9 mm Long, 0.38 ACP and 0.45 ACP.

Long Branch Lovell Arms Co.




Joseph Manton

Manufrance Manurhin

Marble Arms Manufacturing


Canadian Arsenals Ltd of Long Branch, Ontario. Manufacturer of military arms

1840-1891, Boston, MA, USA. Became J.P. Lovell & Sons about 1870. Possibly absorbed by Ivor Johnson in 1868 but allowed to operate under its own name

Trade name of Stoeger Industries. Used on P08 pistols and copies which are sold by Stoeger.

Trade name on revolvers made in South Africa

Abbreviation for Mre. D 'Armes Automatiques Bayone. Manufacturer since 1921 of automatic pistols based on the Browning mechanism. Used during WWII by German forces (some models exist with German marks) and also by the French army. Now used as surplus pistols for the French police.

Abbreviation for Military Armaments Corp. Manufacturer of M10 and M11 smg.

Trade name on pistols made by Relay Products of Johannesburg, South Africa

Trade name on rifles made by Daimler Puch of Steyr, Austria used on rotary magazine bolt action rifle adopted by both the Greek and Austrian Armies in 1903

From 1760 to 1835 was a much celebrated British gunsmith who was to revolutionize sport shooting, vastly improve the quality of weapons and father the modern artillery shell

Trade name for Mre. Francais d'Armes et Cycles

Trade name for Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin, France who at the end of the WWII started producing Walther handguns (PP, PPk and P38) They produced the M73 pistol for the French police, but it was too expensive to manufacture in numbers. In order to produce a more affordable handgun, Manurhin signed an agreement with Sturm Ruger using Ruger' s investment casting technology and know-how. They did also start the production of a new revolver. It was called the M-88. This revolver kept the cylinder and barrel of the MR-73, but the frame was the one from the Ruger Security Six. The French police was then issued this gun.

From 1898 to 1908 manufacturing the 'Game Getter ' rifles and shotguns

Trade name on rifles made by H. Pieper of Liege about 1900

Marlin Firearms


Marson, Samuel & Co

Martini Henry

Mathiew Arms Co

Mauser Werke AG.

Melior Mikros

Minneapolis Firearms Co.

Charles Moore

1870 established as J.M. Marlin. In 1881 became Marlin Firearms Co. in 1915 Marlin Rockwell and in 1926 Marlin Firearms Co again. Made sporting and military rifles and shotguns.

Long recoil, very high-powered pistol designed by Gabbett-Fairfax and made by Webley and Scott in Birmingham, England between 1895-1915 available in 8.5 mm, 9 mm and 0.45 (both long and short chambering),

Manufacturer of sporting and military arms in Birmingham, England 1840 on.

The Martini-Henry (also known as the Peabody-Martini-Henry) was a breech-loading lever-actuated rifle adopted by the British, combining an action worked on by Friedrich von Martini (based on the Peabody rifle developed by Henry Peabody), with the rifled barrel designed by Scotsman Alexander Henry. It first entered service in 1871 replacing the Snider-Enfield, and variants were used throughout the British Empire for 30 years. It was the first British service rifle that was a true breech-loading rifle using metallic cartridges.

Manufacturer of rifles in Oakland, CA, USA, 1950-1963

Established 1864, manufacturer of sporting and military rifles. Their designs were built for the German armed forces, and have been exported and licensed to a number of countries in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century, as well as being a popular civilian firearm. In the late twentieth century, Mauser continued making sporting and hunting rifles. In the 1990s, it became a subsidiary of Rheinmetall. Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH was split off and continues making rifles.

Trade name on pistols made by Robar et Cie

Trade name of Mre. D'Armes des Pyrenees on pistols from 1934 to 1939 and 1958 to date

Made palm pistols about 1891

Trade name of Kirikkale Tufek Fb. Turkey. Used on Walther PP copies

London, England from 1820 to 1843, produced fine quality pistols

Mossberg O.F. & Sons


National Postal Meter

New Nambu

Newton Arms Co.


Proof/Special Niva

Norinco, China

North American Arms Co.

Numrich Arms Co.

Oak Leak

Ojanguran Y Vidosa

Orbea Omnipol

Manufacturer of sporting arms from 1892 Oscar F. Mossberg and 1919 O.F. Mossberg

Japanese military weapon plant to 1948

Manufactured M-1 carbines

On copies of Colt M1911A1 made in Japan by Shin Chau Kogyo of Tokyo

Made rifles in Buffalo, NY from 1914. Closed in 1918 and reorganized in 1918 as Newton Rifle Co. Finished trading in 1931

Used on shotguns made by J. Stevens Co.

Trade name of Kohout & Spol on Czechoslovakian pistols

The China North Industries Corporation official English name Norinco, manufactures vehicles (trucks, cars and motorcycles), machinery, optical-electronic products, oil field equipment, chemicals, light industrial products, explosives and blast materials, civil and military firearms and ammunition, etc. Norinco is also known outside of China for its high-tech defence products, many of which are adaptations of Soviet equipment. Norinco produces precision strike systems, amphibious assault weapons and equipment, long-range suppression weapon systems, antiaircraft & anti-missile systems, information and night vision products, high-effect destruction systems, fuel air bombs, anti-terrorism and anti-riot equipment and small arms.

Quebec Canada manufacturer of 1911A1 pistols

West Hurley, NY. Current manufacturers of sporting and black powder arms, machine guns and parts. Present owners of Auto Ordinance and Hopkins and Allen

Abbreviation of Nederlandische Wapenen Munitiefabrik in Holland. Sporting and military arms to present

Trade name of J. Stevens Arms Co on shotguns

Hangun manufacturer in Eibar, Spain, 1922-1938

Orbea Hermanos, manufacturer of handguns in Eibar Spain, 1916-1922

Czechoslovakian arms export organization in Prague


Oy Tikkakoski

Pancor Corporation

Paragon Parker Bros Parker-Hale

Parkhurst, William

Pedersen Custom Guns

Perfection Automatic Revolver


Phoenix Arms Co

Pieper, Henri

Pinkerton Poly Tech

The Owen Machine Carbine, was an Australian submachine gun designed by Evelyn (Evo) Owen in 1939. The Owen was the only Australian-designed service firearm of WWII and was the main submachine gun used by the Australian Army during the war

Rifle manufacturer in Tikkakoski, Finland from 1963. Used trade names Tikka and Ithaca LSA

Produced the Pancor Jackhammer a bore, gas-operated automatic weapon. It is one of very few fully automatic shotguns, and although patented in 1987, it never entered full-scale production

Trade name used by Hokins and Allen on revolvers about 1886

Meriden Mass, US 1868, produced shotguns until taken over by Remington Arms in 1934

Parker Hale Ltd. was a UK firearms, air rifle and firearms accessory manufacturer, located in Petersfield, Hampshire. It was purchased by John Rothery Wholesale Ltd in late 2000 and ceased firearm production, although cleaning kits and accessories continue to be produced. The company had over 115 years of history and produced pistols, rifles, air guns and accessories of varying sorts.

Arms maker in Bristol, England about 1923

Division of O.F. Mossberg & Sons

Trade name used by Forehand Arms Co, about 1890

Trade name used on Czechoslovakian pistols

Makers of pocket pistols, Lowell, MA, USA, about 1920

Liege, Belgium from 1884-1907 when company became Ancions Etablisments Pieper

Used by Gaspar Arizaga, Spain on pistols

PolyTech Arms Corp in association with Norinco, China produce commercial weapons. The PolyTech has been imported in both pre and post ban variations until the 1998 importation bans. Many people like the gun and say that is the best Chinese AK imported in to the United States.


Quality Hardware and Machine

Radom Ralock

Ranger Arms Retzola

Remington Arms


Riverside Arms Co

Robar et de Kirhove

Robin Hood

Rochester Defence Co


Rossi, Maedeo S.A.

Abbreviation for Posumavska Zbrojovka

Henry Quackenbush manufacturer of rifles and air guns in Herkimer, NY about 1880. Dennis Quackenbush started making large bore air guns suitable for big game hunting 1992

Made M-1 carbines in Chicago, USA

Abbreviation of Trade name Republic Arms, gunmakers in Johannesburg, SA

Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Regia Aeronautica (Air Force)

Polish VIS M35 9 mm PB pistol

Used by BSA, Birmingham, England on rotating block self-loading 0.22 calibre rifles

Rifle maker in Texas, USA 1972 on

The Retolaza brothers, of Belgium, made their appearance in about 1890, with the inevitable imitation of 'Velo-Dog' type revolvers. Had strong links with gunsmiths in Eibar Spain. Continued to build automatics at low prices until the US Civil War

Abbreviation on Italian military arms meaning Regia Esercito (Royal Army)

Establishedin 1816 by Eliphalet Remington. In 1831 became E. Remington & Sons. In 1888 became Remington Arms Co. 1910 Remington Arms UMC Co and finally in 1925 again Remington Arms Co.

Abbreviation for Rohm Gesellschaft on West German guns

Trademark of Rheinische Metallwaren Fabrik Trade name used by Stevens Arms & Tool Co.

Arms maker in Liege until 1958

Trade name used by Hood Firearms Co about 1882 Made M-1 carbines during WWII

Current manufacturer of target arms in Obendorf, Germany.

Began manufacture in 1889 and continues to date making high-quality shotguns, rifles and revolvers

Rubi Ruby

Sarasqueta, Victor


Sears SFM

Sharps Arms Co. Simplex

SMFM Spencer Arms Spencer rifle

Springfield Springfield Arms



Standard Arms Co.

Cheap-quality revolvers and self-loading pistols

The semi-automatic 0.32 acp Ruby pistol is best known as a French WWI sidearm, the Pistolet Automatique de 7.65 millim. genre 'Ruby'. It was closely modelled after the Browning M1903 by Belgian Fabrique Nationale de Herstal, and was produced primarily by the Spanish Gabilondo y Urresti-Eibar firm (the official 'Gabilondo Ruby').

Abbreviation of Rheinische Westfalische Sprengstoff. Ammunition makers since 1931

Sporting arms manufacturer in Eibar Spain from 1934

Turkish arms manufacturer established by Abdüllatif in 1880. Produces weapons and equipment for the Turkish military.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn GmbH, established in 1751, is the oldest gun manufacturer in Germany manufacturing high-quality shotguns, rifles and pistols

Trade name on weapons made for Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Abbreviation for Societie Francaise des Muntions de Chasse of St Etienne, France. Notable for its THV highvelocity ammunition.

Manufacturer of replica Sharps rifles in 1969 until purchased by Colt in 1970.

The Bergmann Simplex Pistol was a German semiautomatic pistol produced from 1901 to 1914 and was chambered for the 9 mm Bergmann cartridge.

French manufacturer of electrically fired weapons 1965

Windsor, CT, USA, makers of repeating shotguns

Designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a magazine-fed, lever-operated rifle chambered for the 0.5656 rimfire cartridge.

US Govt armoury in Springfield, MA, USA from 1782

Sporting arms manufacturers in Springfield, MA since 1850. Now part of Savage Arms Co.

Trade name on arms made by Squires Bingham of the Philippines. 1930 on

Trade name of J.P. Sauer & Sohn

Manufacturere of rifles in Wilmington, Del. US 1909-1912


J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co.

Sterling Arms

Stoeger Industries

Swift Rifle

Tanque Taurus







Tulsky Oruzheiny Zavod

Uberto UD42

Trade name of Bonafacio Echeverria, Spain. Pistols and revolvers

Established in 1864, absorbed by Page-Lewis Arms in 1926 then by Savage Arms Co in 1936

Manufacturers of pistols and rifles. Established 1968

Manufacturer since 1924 of good quality shotguns of all types

Manufacturer of military arms in London about 1943, most notably the military Swift Training Rifle

Trade name of guns made by Ojanguren y Vidosa, Spain

Trade name of Forjas Taurus of Brazil. Manufactures high-quality revolvers and pistols

Trade name of Thermodynamic Systems revolvers

Trade name of shotguns made by Fabbrica d'Armi di Isidoro Rizzini of Bresica, Italy. Founded in 1971 by Guido Rizzini and his brothers. Makers of high-quality shotguns

Trade name on pistols made by Hijos de Calixto Arrizabalaga

Abbreviation of Tokyo Gas and Electric, used on Baby nambu pistols

Trade name on high-quality rifles made by Oy Tikkakoski, Finland

Trade name on pistols imported into the United States from Bresica Italy. Now made in US by FIE

Trade name on 9mm copy of TT3 for Egyptian Arms by femaru Fegyver es Gepgyar of Hungary

Russian TT33 7.62 x 25 mm pistol

Russian manufacturers of high-quality shotguns

Current manufacturer of sporting arms in Ponte Zanano, Italy. Best known for their reproduction Colt single-action revolvers.

The United Defense M42 was an American submachine gun in WWII. It was produced from 1942 to 1943 by United Defense Supply Corp. for possible issue as a replacement for the Thompson submachine gun and was used by agents of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Made in both 9 mm Luger Parabellum and 0.45 ACP prototypes, the 9 mm version was the only one to ever see widespread production.

Union Firearms Unique


United States Arms Corp.

Universal Sporting Goods

US Arms and Cutlery

US Small Arms Co

Valtion Kivaari Tehdas




Vincenzo Bernadelli


Volcanic Rifle

Vyatskie Polyany Machine-Building Plant 'Molot'

Walam Walther, Carl

Abbreviation for Union Metallic Cartridge Co. Ammunition makers

Toledo, OH, USA. From 1903 until purchased by Ithaca. Manufacturer of shotguns and revolvers

Trade name used by C.S. Shattuck on revolvers around 1882

Tadename used by Mre. D'Armes des Pyrenees, France Manufactures of revolvers in Riverhead NY since 1976

Manufacturer in WWII of M-I carbines

Rochester NY. Manufacturer of knife pistols about 1875

Abbreviation for Union Switch & Signal of Swissvale, US on 1911A1 pistols made in 1943

Chicago about 1917 manufactured knife pistols Finnish state rifle factory. Made Lahti pistol in 1935

Manufactures rifles for Finnish Defence Forces

Manufacturer of NM149 sniper rifle for the Norwegian Army based on the M98 bolt action

Abbreviation for Vincenzo Bernadelli on pistols

Trade name found on revolvers marked Rosco Arms Co.

Manufacturer of fine shotguns, rifles and pistols since 1721

Current sporting arms manufacturer in Kufstein, Austria

In 1854, Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson began manufacturing a lever-action magazine-fed pistol called the Volcanic. In 1856, it was joined by the Volcanic Repeating Rifle. They were built in their plant at Norwich, USA

Russian manufacturers of target rifles and shotguns

Trade name on copies of Walther PP made by Femaru Fegyver es Gepgyar in Budapest, Hungary

Manufacturer of sporting and military arms since 1886 in Zella-Mehlis, Germany until 1945, now in Ulm, Germany

Weatherby Weatherby, Inc. is an American gun manufacturer founded in 1945 by Roy Weatherby. The company is best known for its high-powered magnum cartridges, such as the 0.257 Weatherby Magnum and the 0.460 Weatherby Magnum. Company headquarters is in the northern San Luis Obispo County town of Paso Robles, CA

Webley The Webley Revolver (also known/referred to as the Webley

Break-Top Revolver or Webley Self-Extracting Revolver) was, in various marks, the standard issue service pistol for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire and the Commonwealth from 1887 until 1963.

Webley & Scott Webley and Scott is an arms manufacturer based in

Birmingham, England. Webley produced handguns and long guns from 1834. The company ceased to manufacture firearms in 1979 and now produces air pistols and air rifles

Westley Richards Westley Richards is one of the oldest surviving traditional English gunmakers. It was founded in 1812 by William Westley Richards. Over the years invented some of the most widely used inventions, like the Anson & Deeley box-lock action and the Droplock which equals in status James Purdey's self-opening and Holland & Holland's removable locks

Weihrauch Weihrauch & Weihrauch GmbH & Co. KG is a German manufacturer of target and sporting air rifles and air pistols. The company also manufactures a small range of cartridge rifles and pistols. In North America, they are often distributed under the 'Beeman' brand name. Weihrauch air rifles have a reputation for being rugged and solidly built, but heavy; an accessorized HW 77 can weigh as much as 10 lb

Wesson Firearms Manufacturers of shotguns in Springfield, MA 1864-1868

Wesson, Dan Daniel B. Wesson, who founded Wesson Firearms Co., Inc. in 1968 was the great grandson of D.B. Wesson, co-founder of Smith & Wesson. Dan Wesson produces innovative revolver and pistols of very high quality. In the 1980s, Dan Wesson Arms began to produce revolvers chambered for the 0.357, 0.375 and 0.445 SuperMag cartridges. In 2000, they added 0.414 Supermag, and 0.460 Rowland.

William Powell & Son, Ltd

Winchester Repeating Arms Co.


XXX Standard

Yamamoto Firearms

Teodoro Ybarzabal

Young America Zabala

Zastava Arms.

Zigana Zoli, Antonio Z-M Weapons

Westley Richards is one of the oldest surviving traditional English gunmakers. It was founded in 1812 by William Westley Richards. Over the years invented some of the most widely used inventions, like the Anson & Deeley box-lock action and the Droplock which equals in status James Purdey's self-opening and Holland & Holland's removable locks.

Since 1812, William Powell & Son, Ltd has made exclusive shotguns in Birmingham, England

New Haven, CT, USA, 1857 to date. In 1857, Oliver Winchester reorganized the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. into the New Haven Arms Co and in 1866, it became the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. In 1869 absorbed Fogerty Repeating Rifle Co. and American Rifle Co., the Spencer Repeating Arms Co. in 1870 and Adrionack Arms in 1874.

Abbreviation for Winchester Repeating Arms Trade name used by Hopkins & Allen 1883 Trade name used on revolvers by J.M. Marlin 1877 Current manufacturer of shotguns in Kochi, Japan

Belgian manufacturer of 9 mm Galand type revolvers

Trade name on revolvers made by Harrington & Richardson about 1900

Spanish manufacturer of shotguns

Serbian arms manufacturer Zastava Arms makes clones of the Russian AK-47 Kalashnikov

Turkish manufactured 9 mm PB pistol

Manufacturer of shotguns in Bresica, Italy

Z-M Weapons is a firearm design and manufacturing firm based in Bernardston, MA. The company specializes in the AR-15, M16 and its own LR-300 rifle.

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