Ever Wonder What the Cartridge Headstamp Means?

I just got this information from a friend of mine on the local force.  I cannot guarantee its information but it seems to be a pretty good guide.

R/s

Rob T
Headstamp Code     Manufacturer – Type – Country – Notes

 

0                           Unknown Factory, Czechoslovakia

05 – (050)               Spreewerke, Lübben, East Germany

07 – (070)               Ammunitionsfabriken Karlsborg, (Nammo/Vanäsverken),                                        Sweden (also FFV Vanasverken, Karlsborg)

1                           Rheinisch- Westfälische Sprengstoff A.-G. (Part of the Dynamit

Nobel group), Nürnburg, Germany. Found on 7.62 x 39mm.

1                           Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

10                          Arsenal, Kazanlak (previously named Durjava Voenna Fabrika),

Bulgaria(When found on ammunition made after 1946).

10                          Russian State Arsenal, location unknown. Listed here to avoid

confusion with Bulgarian factory using the same code. Found on

ammunition made 1946 and earlier. Factory Ceased operations

in 1946

101                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

11                          Chinese State Factory at Mudanjang and part of NORINCO

group. Normally found as part of a two-entry headstamp with

date being the only other entry

11                          Not a manfuacturer’s code, but a load identification code used

by Pretoria Metal Pressing Ltd Pretoria, RSA on brass cases

11                          Prvi Partizan, Uzice, Yugoslavia (Serbia)

11                          Unknown Factory, One of the countries that use to be part of

Yugoslavia(only on brass cases)

111                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

12                          Not a manufucturer’s code, but a load identification code used

by Pretoria Metal Pressing Ltd Pretoria, RSA on brass cases

12                          O.J.F. (Osterreichische Jegdpatronenfabrik) Kremsach

121                       Heilongjiang North Tool Factory in Mundanjiang, Peoples

Republic of China

13                          Not a manfuacturer’s code, but a load identification code used

by Pretoria Metal Pressing Ltd Pretoria, RSA on brass cases
13                          Unknown Factory, Cuba

131                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

141                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

17                          Barnaul Machine Tool Plant JSC, Barnaul, Russia

171                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

184                        Russian State Factory, Kazan Region, Russia.

187                        Tula Cartridge Plant JSC, Tula, Russia

188                        Novosibirsk Low Voltage Equipment Plant JSC, Novosibirsk, Russia

2                           Royal Ordnance FactoryWoolwich,England. Found on .303

Mark II, c. 1880s

201                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

21                          MátravidékiFémmüvek Sirok,Hungary. Normally found on

cartridge headstamps with a date stamped right-side up in

relation to the factory code

21                          Plant 21, Uzinale Metalugica Di Copsa Mica Si Cugir,Romania.

Normally found on cartridge headstamps followed by the letters

RPR which stand for Republica Popolara Romana (People’s

Republicof Romania)

21                          Zaklady Metalowe MESKO,Skarzysko-Kamienna,Poland.

Normally found on cartridge headstamps with a date stamped

upside down in relation to the factory code

211                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

21215                     Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

22                          Plant 22, Romania (address and actual name unknown)

221                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

23                          Unknown Factory, Hungary, Probably now associated with

Magyar Löszergyártó Kft., Sirok, Hungary

234                        Unknown Factory, Poland

24                          Norrhammars Bruk (Only manufactured the cases), Sweden

25                          Vulcans Tändsticksfabrik, Tidaholm, Sweden

26 (026)                 A.B. Svenska Metallverken. Västerås, Sweden

27 (027)                 Norma Projektilfabrik, Åmotfors, Sweden

270                        Soviet State Factory at Lugansk, Ukraine

28                          Jönköpings Västra tändsticksfabrik, Jönköping, Sweden

29                          Valtion Patruunatehdas (VPT), Finland.

3-D                        3-D Company Inc., (later 3-D Investments Inc and 3-D

Ammunition and Bullets), Doniphan, NE

3-D                        3-D Investment Co. Inc,Doniphan,Neb.,USA (at least some

cases were made by Starline Inc., Covina, CA)

3 IMPACT D             3-D Investment Co. Inc, Doniphan, Neb., USA

3                           UlyanovskMachineryPlantStateProduction Association, Russia

30                          Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Facility in Herstal

Belgiumunder German occupation during WW2 (ex-FN)

301                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

304                        Probably Kouskovo / Lugansk, Moscow, USSR

31 (031)                 Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

31                          Svenska Tändsticks, AB Jönköping, Sweden

311                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

312                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

32                          Linköpings Tändsticksfabrik, Lidköping, Sweden.

321                        Unknown Factory, Romania

322                        Unknown Factory, Romania

323                        Unknown Factory, Romania

324                        Unknown Factory, Romania

325                        Unknown Factory, Romania

33                          WaffenwerkBrünn, Czechoslovakia.

331                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

34                          JönköpingsTaumlndsticksfabrik, Sweden

341                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China
343                       State Munitions Factory at Krupski Mlyn (Silesia),Poland, as

found on 7.62 x 25mm ammunition. Found also with a circle

around the numbers

35 (035)                 Svenska Metallverken, Blikstorp, Sweden (1954 to 1965)

351                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

352                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

38                          Russian State Factory at Yuryusan, Tscheljabinks Region Russia

391                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

4                           Remington Arms Company, Inc., Bridgeport CT , and later:

Lonoke, AR(only encountered on 12.7x99mm aluminum cases)

4                           Volkseigene Betrieb (VEB) Mechanische Werkstätten

Königswartha, East Germany

434                        Imported toSweden fromNorway, made by Bakelittfabrikken,

Norway

5                           Remington Arms Company, Inc.,Bridgeport CT , and later:

Lonoke, AR (only encountered on 12.7x99mm aluminum cases)

501 (0501)              Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

51                          Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

539                        Tula Cartridge Works (Tulski Patronny Zavod), Tula, Russia

54                          Panstwowe Fabryka Am., Skarzysko-Kam., Poland

541                        Possibly Tula Cartridge Works, Tula, USSR

583                        Imported to Sweden from Raufoss, Norway.

586                        Imported to Sweden from Hirtenberger, Austria.

599                        Imported to Sweden from Diehl Wehrtechnik, Germany

60                          Russian State Factory at Frunze, Kirgisia, Russia

601                        Sellier & Bellot,Prague,Czech Republic, Factory in Vlasim

reportedly made for Kazakhstan

601                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

602                        Imported to Sweden from Canada and made by SNC.

604                        Argus, Austria

60A                        60th Arsenal, Kao Hsiung, Taiwan, Nationalist China

61                          Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

613                        Imported to Sweden from Brazil and made by CBC.

616                        Imported to Sweden from USA and made by Winchester/Olin

6201                      Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

6202                      Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

6203                      Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

641                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

651                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

661                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

671                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

7                           Vympel State Production Association, Khabarovsk Territory,

Russia

71                          FFV Zakrisdalsverken, Karlstad, Sweden

71                          Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

710                        Russian State Ammunition Factory at Podolsk, Russia

711                        Russian State Ammunition Factory at Podolsk, Russia

81                          Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

88                          Western Cartridge Company (Olin), East Alton, IL

911                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

9121                      Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

9141                      Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

93                          Unknown Factory, North Korea

944                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

946                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

947                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

948                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

95                          Unknown Factory, North Korea

964                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

9661                      Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

9671                      Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

A-MERC                  American Ammunition Co., Miami, FL

A-ZOOM                  Originally A-ZOOM Ammo, A division of Ready Products Corp.,

Irvine CA. Currently owned and operated by Pachmayr, a

division of Lyman Products, Middletown, CT

A N                        Lake City Ammunition Plant, Lake City, MO

A T 3                      Unknown Factory, Yugoslavia (actually is ATZ in Cyrillic letters)

A&W                       Allen & Wheelock, Worchester, MA

A                           American Cartridge Company, Kansas City, MO

A                           American Metallic Cartridge Co., South Coventry, CT

A                           Pretoria Metal Pressing Ltd, Pretoria, RSA

AA                         Danish Government Arsenal (Ammunitionsarsenalet)

Copenhagen, Denmark

ABT                        American Ballistics Co., Inc., Marietta, Georgia

AC                         Armeria F.A. San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

ACE                        Unknown-Perhaps CBC of Brazil

ACP                        Arms Corporation of the Philippines, Parang, Republic of the

Philippines(formally Squires Bingham Co.-see SB)

AD                         Komando Perindustrian TNI, Angkatan Darat, also known as

Pabrik Senjata Mesiu, with ammunition factory at Turen,

Maland, East Java(the Bandungfacility is a small-arms factory)

AD                         MAST Technologies, originally at Las Vegas, but now located in

Boulder City,Nevada89005,USA, on ammunition made for Abu

Dhabi
ad                          Patronen-Zündhütchen-u. Metallwarenfabrik, Aktiengesellschaft

(formally Sellier & Bellot) ,Schönebeck/Elbe, Germany-WWII

era
AE                         inIsrael, for “Eretz Ayalon” (Homeland production at Ayalon

Factory), a pre-independence Underground factory in the

basement of a laundry at Kibbutzim Hill, Rehovot, Israel

AEP                        Anciens Établissements Pieper, Herstal, Belgium

AF                         Small Arms Ammunition Factory No. 1 Footscray, Australia

AFF                        Small Arms Ammunition Factory No. 1 Footscray, Australia

AGUILA                   Industrias Tecnos S.A. de C.V., Kilometro 6 Carretera

Cuernavaca-Tepoztlan,Cuernavaca, México C.P. 62000

(formally Cartuchos Deportivos de México S.A.-see CDM)

AH (overlaid)           Csepel Arsenal near Budspest, Hungary

AI                          Artillerie – Inrichtingen NV, (Now Eurometaal NV), The

Netherlands

ak                          Munitionsfabriken (formally Sellier & Bellot),Prague with

factory in Vlasim,Czechoslovakia, (Manufactured under

German occupation)

am                         Gustloff-Werke, Otto Eberhardt-Patronenfabrik (formally

Hirtenberger Patronen Züundhütchen & Metallwarenfabrik A.-

G.), Hirtenberg,Niederdonau,Austria(Manufactured under

German occupation)

AMA                       Danish Government Arsenal (Ammunitionsarsenalet)

Copenhagen, Denmark

AMI                        Anderson Munitions Inc., Cardova, TN (ca’ 1996-1998 Memphis, TN)

AMRON                   AMRON, Guld + Western Systems, Waukesha, WI

AMT                       AmmoTech (Ammutechse),WierdaPark, Centurion, Republic of

South Africa

AMTECH                  Amtech International Inc., Cour d’Alene, ID

AO                         Allegany Ordnance Plant, US

AOA                       Asahi-Okuma Arms Co. Ltd., Aichi, Japan 488 (after May 1961-Asahi-

Seiki Manfacturing Co. Ltd,)

AOC                       Bombrini Parodi Delfino, Rome, Italy on contract cartridges for Egypt

AP                         Arms Corporation of thePhilippines, Parang, Republic of the

Philippines (formally Squires Bingham Co.-see SB)

AP                         Unknown Factory, France

AREX                      AREX, Proizvodnja orodij, Trubarjeva, Slovenia

ARS                       Atelier de Constuction de Rennes, Rennes, France

ARS                       Unknown, possibly A. R. Sampson, Sampson Machine Wroks, Costa

Mesa, CA

asb                        Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G. Berlin – Borsigwalde,

Germany– WW2

ASC                       Probably Fábrica Nacional de Munições de Armas Ligeiras, Chelas,

Portugal

ATS                        Atelier de Construction de Tarbes, Tarbes, France

aux                        Polte, Werk Magdeburg, Poltestr. u. Fichtestr.,Magdeburg, Germany

auy                        Polte, Werk Grüneberg (Nordbahn), Germany

AV FS                     Probably Hirtenberger Patronen-, Zündhütchen-und

Metallwarenfabrik A.-G., Hirtenberg, Niederdonau, Austria

avu                        Silva Metallwerke G.m.b.H., Genthin, Germany

AWA                       A & W Allendorff, Sprengstoff-und Patronenfabrik, Schönebeck a.

Elbe, Germany (After Aug 1, 1913: Öberschlesische

Aktiengesellschaft für Armee und Marine, Abteilung, Schönebeck a.

Elbe 10, Germany—from box label Öberschlesische Werke A.-G.)
ay                          Pirkl, Alois, Elektrotechnische-Fabrik, Reichenberg/Sud.,

Germany

aym                       Povázské Strojárne Národný Podnik, Povázská Bystrica,

Czechoslovakia

AYR                        A/S Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker, Raufoss, Norway

B-WEST                  B-West Inc., Tucson, Arizona (produced in Russia by Tula)

B N                        Lake City Ammunition Plant, Lake City, MO

B T 3                      Unknown Factory, Yugoslavia (actually Cyrillic letters VTZ
B                           Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik Arthur Krupp A.G., Berndorf,

Niederdonau

B                           Birmingham Metal and Munitions Co. Ltd., Birmingham, UK

B                           Braun & Bloem, Dusseldorf, Germany

B                           Durjava Voenna Fabrika (D. V. F.), Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

B                           Leon Beaux & Co., Milan, Italy

B                           Pirotecnico di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

BAO                       Durjava Voenna Fabrika (D. V. F.), Kazanlak, Bulgaria

BB                         Bertram Bullet Co. Pty. Ltd., Seymour, Victoria, Australia

BB                         Braun & Bloem, Dusseldorf, Germany

BBM                       BBM Corporation, West Springfield, MA

BD                         Hall’s Telegraph Co., Burghfield, UK

BE                         Royal Ordnance Factory, Blackpole, UK

BEAUX                    Leon Beaux & Co. S.p.A., Milano, Italy

BEST SHOT              Target Products Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, USA

BF                         Bakelittfabrikken A/G, Aurskog, Norway

BF                         Fábrica Nacional de Munições de Armas Legeiras, Chelas,

Portugal

BHA                       Black Hills Ammunition, Rapid City, SD

BLAZER                   CCI-Speer,LewistonIDUSA.  Cases may be brass or steel.
BM                         British Munitions, UK

BM                         Bullet Master, Samutprakarn, Thailand

bne                        Metallwerk Odertal G.m.b.H., Odertal (Post Lautaberg/Harz,

Germany

bnf                        Metallwerk Wolfenbüttel G.m.b.H., Germany

 

Bnt                        Unknown factory, Czechoslovakia

BO WAY                  BOWAY Gun Company, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia

BOF                       Bangladesh Ordnance Factory, Bangladesh

BPD                       Bombrini Parodi Delfino, Rome, Italy

BPE                        Unknown
BPS                        Boland Production Supply, Winter Haven, FL, USA

BROWNING              Browning Arms Company, Morgan, Utah

Buffalo Rock            Buffalo Rock Shooters Supply, Ottawa, WI  (on cases made by

Starline)

BULLSEYE                Unknown-found on 38 Special inHong KongChina

bxn                        Sellier & Bellot,Prague,Czechoslovakia, Factory in Zbrojovka

Vlàsim

byw                       Johannes Schaefer, Stettiner Schrauben-werk, Stettin,

Germany

C-B                        COR-BON, Sturgis, SD

C-P                        Crompton Parkinson Co. Ltd, Doncaster, Yorkshire, U.K.

C N                        Lake City Ammunition Plant, Lake City, MO

C                           Creedmore Cartridge Co., Barberton OH

C                           Munitionsfabrik Cassel, Cassel, Germany

C                           Pirotecnico Dell’Esercito Capua, Capua, Italy

CAC                       Colonial Ammunition Co., Footscray, Australia

CAC                       Colonial Ammunition Company, Auckland, New Zealand

CALGARY P.S.          Olin Corp.,East Alton,IL,USA (for theCalgary Police Services

in Canada)

CAVIM                    Compañía Anonima Venezolana de Industrias Militares, CAVIM,

Caracas, Venezuela

CB                         Cartoucherie Belge, Liege, Belgium

CBC                       Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos, Estado deSâo Paulo,Brazil

(ca’ 1997: Ribeirao Pires SP, Brazil)

CCC                       Canyon Cartridge Company, Albertson, NY

CCC                       Creedmoor Cartridge Co., Barberton, OH

CCI                        Cascade Cartridge Internacional S.A. de C.V., San Luis Potosi,

Mexico(Partially owned by CCI of theUSAfrom mid 1960s to

early 1990s)

CCI                        Omark Industries, CCI-Speer, Lewiston ID USA

CDL                        C D Leet, Springfield, MA

CDM                       Cartuchos Deportivos de México, S.A., Carretera Cuernavaca –

Tepoztlan,Cuernavaca, Morelos, México, (now Industrias

Tecnos-see AGUILA)

cdp                        Theodor Bergmann & Co., K.-G., Waffen- und Munitionsfabrik,

Werk Bernau,Berlin,Germany

CF                         Cartoucherie Française, Paris, France

CG                         Bofors Carl Gustaf AB, (Formerly FFV Förenede Fabriksverken),

Vanäsverken,Karlsborg,Sweden(and since 1998, NAMMO

Vanäsverken. Carl Gustaf name is no longer used, but “CG” will

continue to be used as a headstamp)

cg                          Finower Industrie G.m.b.H., Finow/Mark, Germany

ch                          Fabrique Nationale D’Armes de Guerre (FN),Herstal,Belgium,

Under German occupation and management by Deutsche

Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G.

CHAMPION               Unknown (cases made by Starline)

CI                          Cascade Cartridge Internacional S.A. de C.V., KM. San Luis

Potosi,Mexico(Partially owned by CCI of theUSAfrom mid

1960s to early 1990s)

CIS                        Unknown Factory, Singapore

CJ                          China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO),Beijing, Peoples

Republic of China

CMB                       Manurhin, France for Brazil

CMC                       Uzinale Metalwrgica di Corsa Mica SI, Cugir, Romania

CN                         China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO), Beijing, Peoples

Republic of China

CN                         Unknown Factory, France

CNIC                      China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO), 7A,Beijing, Peoples

Republic of China

COLT                      Colt Inc, Military Arms Division,Hartford,CT and also Colt’s

Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT

COR-BON                COR-BON, Industrial Rd, Sturgis, SD

CP                         Crompton Parkinson Co. Ltd, Guiseley, Yorkshire, U.K. (1939-1945)

CPM                       Canadian Professional Munitions Ltd., Raymond, Alberta, Canada

CRB                       Cartoucherie Russo-Belge, Liege, Belgium

CROWN                   Crown Aircartridges Ltd., Bexhill upon Sea, East Sussex, TN39

4QB, England, UK

CT                         Società Metallurgica Italiana, CampoTizzoro,Italy (CT 3D Campo

Tizzoro)

CTMCo                    Crittenden-Tibbals Manufacturing Co., South Coventry, CT

CV                         Cartoucherie Voltaïque (CARVOLT), Ouagadoudou, Rèpublique

Voltaïque (formally Upper Volta)

Czo                       Vsetn,Czechoslovakia
D&C                       Dreyse & Collenbusch, Sommerda, Germany

D&S                       D & S Manufacturing Inc., Passadumkeag, Maine

D                           Dominion Cartridge Co., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

D                           Dum Dum Arsenal, Calcutta, India

D                           E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. Wilmington DE

D                           Gustav Genschow & Co., Durlach, Germany

D                           Königliche Munitions Fabrik, Dresden Royal Munitions Factory

(Government Facility), Dresden, Germany

D22                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

d53                        Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China

DA                         Dominion Arsenal, Quebec, Canada

DAC                       Dominion Arsenal, Quebec, Canada

DAG                       Dynamit Nobel A-G, Troisdorf, Germany, (previously Geco and DNG

Gustav Genchow, Karlsruhe)

DAL                        Dominion Arsenal, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada

DAQ                       Dominion Arsenal, Quebec, Canada

DC                         Dominion Cartridge Co. Ltd., Brownsburg, Québec, Canada

DCA                       Dominion Arsenal, Quebec, Canada

DCCO                     Dominion Cartridge Co. Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

DDDD                     DUDS Ammunition and Supply Co., 363, Barton, Vermont

de                          Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Leipzig, Germany

DEN                       Denver Ordnance Plant, Denver, CO

DF                         Dum-Dum Arsenal, Calcutta, India

DFA                       Delta Frangible Ammunition LLC (Formally Delta Defense Inc.),

Arlington, VA

DGSN                     Direction Géneralel; de

DI                          Defence Industries Ltd., Canadian Industries Ltd,Park Avenue

Plant, Montreal, Canada

DM                         Des Moines Ordnance Plant, Des Moines, Iowa

DM                         Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., , Früher Lorenz ,

Karlsruhe, Germany

DMK                       Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., (Previously Deutsche

Metall-Patronen-Fabrik), Karlsruhe, Germany

dnb                        Borck u. Goldschmidt, Mechanische Werk-stätten für Telegrafie und

Telefonie, Berlin, Germany

dnf                        Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A.-G., Werk Nürnberg-Stadeln,

Germany

DNG                       Dynamit Nobel A.-G., Troisdorf, Germany, (Previously Geco and

later DAG, Gustav Genchow, Karlsruhe)

dnh                        Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A.-G., (Previously Gustav

Genschow & Co.) Werk Durlach, Germany.

dom                       Westfälische Metall-Industrie A.-G., Lippstadt, Germany

DOMINION               Dominion Ammunition Division, Canadian Industries Ltd,Montreal,

QuebecCanada

dou                        Waffenwerke Brünn A.G., Werk Povázská Bystrica, formally Czech

National Arms and Ammunition Factory, Povázská Bystrica,

Czechoslovakia under German occupation

DRS                       Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dtp                        Vlarske strojirny, Slaviein, Czechoslovakia
DWA                      Deutsche Werke A.-G., Berlin, Germany

DWM B                   Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Berlin -

Borsigwalde, Germany

DWM H                   Nederlandsche Wapen-en Munitiefabriek NV., “DE

KRUITHOORN, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

DWM K                   Deutsche Waffen u. Munitionsfabriken, Karlsruhe, Germany

DWM L                    Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., (Previously

Deutsche Metall-Patronen-Fabrik), Lübeck, Germany

DZ                         Unknown Factory, Poland

E K                        Greek Powder and Cartridge Co., Athens, Greece

E                           Eley Brothers, Ltd., London, England

E                           Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan (character is a backwards E and

is YO in Japanese)

EB                         Eley Brothers, Ltd., London, England

Eba                        Metallwarenfabrik Scharfenberg-u. Teubert G.m.b.H.,

Breitungen-WerraGermany

EC                         Eau Claire Ordnance Plant, Eau Claire, WI

EC                         Evansville Ordnance Plant (Chrysler), Evansville, OH

ECCC                      Metallwerk Elisenhütte GmbH.,Nassau/Lahn,Germanyfor the

European Cartridge Collectors Club

ECS                       Evansville Chrysler, Sunbeam Ordnance Plant,Evansville,

Indiana.

edq                        Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Lübeck-

Schlutup, Weslörstrasse, Germany

eej                         Märkisches Walzwerk G.m.b.H., Strausberg Bez. Potsdam,

Germany

eey                        Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen G.m.b.H., Werk Röderhof,

Germany

EID                        Établissements Industriels de Défense, Damascus, Syria

EIGN                      Unknown Factory, Yugoslavia

ELD                        Eldorado Cartridge Co., Boulder City, Nevada (wholly owned by

Pan Metal Corp. (PMC) of Poongsan, Korea)

ELEY                       Arms Corporation of thePhilippines, (formally Squires Bingham

Co.) Marikina, Republic of the Philippines

ELEY                       Eley Brothers, Ltd., London, England

emp                       Dynamit A.-G., Werk Empelde, (formally Alfred Nobel & Co.),

Empelde, Germany

EMZ                       Eurometaal-Zaandam. Zaandam, Netherlands

ENK                       Greek Powder and Cartridge Co., Athens, Greece

eom                       H. Huck Metallwarenfabrik, Nürnberg, Germany

EW                         Eau Claire Ordnance Plant, Eau Claire, WI

F DE C                    Fábrica de Municiones del Ejército, Lima, Perú

FDEM                             Fábrica Nacional de Municiones,Santa Fe, México (near Mexico

City) Note: The “F de M actually stands for just Fábrica de

Municiones

F TC I                     Fabrikalar Iskenderun, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, (Iskenderun

Factory, Turkish Republic)

F                           Cartoucherie Française, Paris, France

F                           Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército, Santiago, Chile

F                           Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, PA

F                           Giulio Fiocchi, Lecco, Italy

F                           P.W. U. Fabryka Amunicji, Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland

F                           Small Arms Ammunition Factory No. 1 Footscray, Australia

FA                         Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, PA

faa                        Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Karlsruhe,

Germany

FAMAE                    Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército, Santiago, Chile

FAMAP                    Fábrica Argentina Militar de Munición de Armas Portátiles, San

Lorenzo, Argentina

FAME                      Fábrica de Municiones del Ejército, Lima, Perú

FAMMAP                  Fábrica Argentina Militar de Munición de Armas Portátiles, San

Lorenzo, Argentina

FAS                        Fabryka Amunicji, Skarzysko, Skarzysko-Kamienna, (later

“HASAG” under German occupation)

fb                          Mansfeld A.-G., Abt. Metallwarenfabrik, Werk Rothenburg/

Saale, Germany

FC                         Departmento de la Industrial Militar, Mexico City, Mexico

FC                         Federal Cartridge Corp.,Anoka,MN55303 (also produced in

Germany and Austria for Federal)

FC                         Prvi Partizan, Titovo, Uzice, Yugoslavia

FCI                        Fabrica de Cartuchos de Itajuba, Minas Geraia, Brazil

FCPQ                      Fábrica De Cartuchos e Pólvoras Quimicas, Chelas, Portugal

fer                         Metallwerk Wandhofen G.m.b.H., Schwerte/Ruhr, Germany

FFV                        Förenede Fabriksverken, Karlsborg, Sweden

FIOCCHI                  Giulio Fiocchi, Lecco, Italy

FLB                        Fábrica Militar Fray Luís Beltran, San Lorenzo, Argentina

FM FLB                             Fábrica Militar Fray Luis Beltran, San Lorenzo, Argentina

FM                         Établissements Industriels de Défense, Damascus, Syria

FM                         Fábrica Militar de Cartuchos de San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo,

Argentina

FM                         Fábrica Nacional de Municiones, Santa Fe, México (near Mexico City)

FMC SL                   Fábrica Militar de Cartuchos deSan Lorenzo,San Lorenzo,

Argentina(formally Fábrica Militar de Munición de Armas

Portátiles “Borghi”)

FMCSF                    Fábrica Militar de CartuchosSan Francisco, San Francisco,

Argentina

FME                       Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército, Santiago, Chile

FMEP                      Fábrica de Municiones del Ejército, Lima, Perú

FMG                       Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército, Santiago, Chile

FMMAP B                 Fábrica Militar de Munición de Armas Portátiles “Borghi”, San

Lorenzo, Argentina

FMMAP SF               Fábrica Militar de Munición de Armes Portátiles San Francisco,

San Francisco, Argentina

FMSF                      Fábrica Militar de San Francisco, San Francisco, Argentina

FMSL                      Fábrica Militar San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo, Argentina

FN                         Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre (FN), Herstal, Belgium

FNB                       Fabrique Nationale Herstal, Herstal, Belgium

FNC MEXICO            Fábrica Nacional de Cartuchos, Santa Fe, México (near Mexico

City)

FNCM                     Fábrica Nacional de Cartuchos e Munições, Sao Paulo, Brazil

FNM                       Fábrica Nacional de Municiones, Santa Fe, México (near Mexico City)
FNM                       Fábrica Nacional de Munições de Armas Ligeiras, Chelas,

Portugal

FNM                       Unknown Factory, Mexico

FNP                        Fábrica Nacional de Palencia, Spain

FNT                        Fábrica Nacional de Toledo, currently known as Empresa

Nacional Santa Barbara de Industrias Militares, SA Toledo,

Spain

FOMU                     Fabryka Oruzja i Municje, Prvi Partizan,Uzice,Serbia,

Yugoslavia

FP                          Unknown Manufacturer on 7.62mm NATO cartridge from

Central Africa

FR                         Fábrica do Realengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FRONTIER               Frontier Cartridge Company Inc., Grand Island, NE

Fut                         Adamovske strojirny,Adamov,Czechoslovakia
fva                        Draht-u. Metallfabriken G.m.b.H., Salzwedel, Germany

FVV&C                    Fitch Van Vechten & Co.,New York,NY

 

G B                        Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G.,Karlsruhe,

Germany

G C CO                   Graphite Cartridge Company, Washington, DC

G D                        Gustav Genschow & Company, Durlach, Germany

G F.1                      Government Cartridge Factory N°1, probably Enfield, UK 1918

headstamp

G F.3                      Government Cartridge Factory N°3, probablySparbrook,UK

1918 headstamp

G                           Federal Cartridge Corp., Minneapolis, MN

G                           Gévelot S. A., (Sociètè Française des Munitions), Paris, France

G                           Greenwood & Batley Ltd, UK

GA                         Grenfeil & Accles Ltd., Birmingham, UK

GA                         Unknown Factory, Singapore (note that this is probably a date

code since Singaporeused GG for 1977 and GH for 1978

GB                         Greenwood & Batley Ltd, UK

GBF                       Greenwood & Batley Ltd,UK

 

GD                          Dynamit Nobel A.-G.,Troisdorf,Germany(formally Geco and

DNG Gustav Genschow, Karlsruhe)

Ge D                      Gustav Genschow & Company, Durlach, Germany

GE                         General Electric, Cleveland, OH

GE                         Georg Egestorff, Linden,Germany

GEA                       Guilford Engineering Associates Inc., Guilford, CT

Geco                      Dynamit Nobel A/G, Troisdorf (or Durlach), Germany

GEVELOT                 Gévelot S. A., (Sociètè Française des Munitions), Paris, France

GF                         G. Egestorff, Linden, Germany

GFL                        Giulio Fiocchi, Lecco, Italy

GG&Co                    Gustav Genschow & Company, Durlach, Germany

GI                          Dynamit Nobel A/G, Troisdorf, Germany

GKB                       George Kynoch, Birmingham, England

GPC                       Greek Powder & Cartridge Company, Athens, Greece

GR                         George Roth & Co., Austria. The letters “GR usually appear in

trademark-style, with the letters intertwined

GSF                       Unknown Factory, France, used under German occupation in

1944

GT                         Gevelot S.A.,Paris,France on cartridges made forPakistan in

1950-1960

H&F                        Hardy & Fils S.A., Bruxelles, Belgium

H                           Hirtenberger Patronen-, Zündhütchen-und Metallwarenfabrik

A.-G., Hirtenberg, Niederdonau, Austria

H                           Rheinische Metallwaren und Maschinenfabrik, Dusseldorf,

Germany

H                           Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

HA                         Danish Government Arsenal (Ammunitionsarsenalet),

Copenhagen, Denmark

HALGER                  Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A.-G., Nürnberg-U.

Germanyfor Halbe&Gerlich, Hamburg(1922-1929)
HCC                       Prvi Partizan,Uzice,Yugoslaviafor the Hansen Cartridge

Company, SouthportCT

HERTER’S                Herters Inc., Waseca, MN (produced in Sweden)

hhw                       Metallwerke Silberhütte G.m.b.H., St. Andreasberg i/Harz,

Germany

HI-PER                    Hi-Performance Cartridge Corp., Greensboro, NC

HK                         H. Huck Metallwarenfabrik, Nürnburg, Germany

HL                          Haerens Laboratorium, Copenhagen, Denmark from 1912 – 1937

hla                         Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen G.m.b.H., Werk Sebaldushof,

Germany

hlb                         Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen, G.m.b.H., Werk Selterhof,

Germany
hlc                          Zieh-und Stanswerk G.m.b.H., Werk Schleusingen/Thür.,

Germany

HN                         Royal Ordnance Factory, Hirwaun, UK

HOWITZER               Howitzer Products Limited,OxfordEngland (cases produced in

US by Starline)

HP                         Hirtenberger Patronen-, Zündhütchen-und Metallwarenfabrik

A.-G., Hirtenberg, Niederdonau, Austria

hrn                        Presswerk G.m.b.H., Metgethen, Ostprussia, Germany
HXP                        Greek Powder & Cartridge Company, Athens, Greece

I                            Jubbelpore Arsenal, Jubbelpore, India

IAC                        Unknown Factory, West Germany ca’ 1965

ICI                         Kynoch Works, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Birmingham, UK

IK                          Igman Zavod, Konjic, Yugoslavia

IM                          Industria Militar, Bogota, Colombia

IMG                        Industrias Militares de Guatemala, Guatemala

IMI                         Israel Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

IMPA                      Industries Metallurgica y Plastica, Argentina

IMPERIAL                Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec, Canada

INDUMIL                 Industria Militar, Bogota, Colombia

INTERARMCO           Fabrique Nationale Herstal, Herstal, Belgium for Interarmco of

Virginia, USA

IRV                        Bojkovice, now Zeveta Bojkovice,Bojkovice,Czechoslovakia
IVI                         Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec, Canada

IWK                       Industrie Werke Karlsruhe (formally DWM), Karlsruhe, Germany

J-A0A                     Asahi-Seiki ManufacturingCo. Ltd., (until 1961, Asahi-Okuma Arms

Co. Ltd), Asahi, Japan

J-AO                       Asahi-Seiki Manufacturing Co. Ltd., (until 1961, Asahi-Okuma Arms

Co. Ltd), Asahi, Japan

J-CH                       Chuo-Kayaku-Kayo-Kaisha Co. , Japan

J-ST                       Showa-Kayaku, Inc., Totsuka, Japan

J-TE                       Toyo Seiki Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Japan

J                            Birmingham Metals & Munitions Co./Nobel, Birmingham, UK

J                            Jngolstadt, Germany
JE                          China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO), Beijing, China

JR                          J. Roth, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

K-1                        Unknown Factory, Republic of Korea (probably the Army

Arsenal in Dongrae before it was purchased by PMCin 1982)

K                           Karlsborg Arsenal, Karlsborg, Sweden

K                           Kirkee Arsenal, Poona-3, Kirkee, India

K                           Kynoch Factories, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.,

Birmingham, England

K                           Kaunas Arsenal, Kaunas, Lithuania

K2                         Kynoch (I.C.I.), Standish, UK (1943-1944)

K4                         Kynoch (I.C.I.), Yeading, UK (1942-1944)

K5                         Kynoch (I.C.I.), Kidderminster, UK (1944)

KA                         Pusan Government Arsenal, Pusan, Republic of Korea

kam                       Hasag Eisen u. Metallwerke G.m.b.H., Werk Skarzysko-

Kamienna,Poland(formally Fabryka Amuniciji, Skarzysko,

Kamienna)

KC (K&C)                Keller & Co., Hirtenberg, Austria

KF                         Kirkee Arsenal, Poona-3, Kirkee, India

KH                         Khamaria Arsenal, Khamaria, India

KN                         Kings Norton Metal Co. Ltd, Abbey Wood, Kent, UK

KOF                       Kenya Ordnance Factory, Kenya

KOPP                      KOPP TZP sro, Pavlice, Czech Republic (made in Russia)

KP                         Lapuan Patruunatehdas, Lapua, Finland.

KS                         Allegany Ordnance Plant (operated by Kelly-Springfield Tire

Co.), Cumberland, MD, USA

KTW                       KTW Inc., Lorain, Ohio, (later North American Ordnance Corp,

Pontiac, Michigan)

KYNOCH                  Kynoch Factories, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.,

Birmingham, England

L Y                         China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO), Beijing, China

L                           Lapuan Patruunatehdas, Lapua, Finland

L                           Lignose A.-G., Berlin, Germany

L                           Lindener Zündhütchen-und Thonwarenfabrik, Hannover,

Germany

L                           Lorenz Patronenfabrik (Ammunition & Ordnance Co.),

Karlsruhe, Germany

LAC                        Dominion Arsenal, Lindsay, Australia

LAPUA                    Lapuan Patruunatehdas, Lapua, Finland

LB                          Leon Beaux & Company, Milan, Italy

LB                          Longbow Inc., Burns Flat, OK

LBC                        Leon Beaux & Company, Milan, Italy

LC                          Lake City Ammunition Plant, Lake City, MO

LC                          Måtravidèki Fèmmüvek, Sirok, Hungary, for Armscorp USA Inc.,

Baltimore, MD

LE                          Giulio Fiocchi, Lecco, Italy

LIBRA                     Libra, Czech Republic

LM                         Cartoucherie du Mans, Le Mans, France

LM                         Lowell Ordnance Plant, Lowell, MA, USA (1942-1943)

lpk                         Servotechna A.-G., Prague, Czechoslovakia under German

occupation

LRS                        Lead Recovery Systems, Inc., (a division of 3-DCo.),

Doniphan, Nebraska

LVE                       Novosibirsk Low-Voltage Equipment Plant Plc., Novosikirsk,

Russia

M M                       Musgrave Manufacturers and Distributors (Pty) Ltd,

Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa

M&D                       M&D Munitions Ltd., Farmington, Long Island, New York

M&S                       Klaus Mayer & Sons, Arnsberg and Neheim-Husten, Germany

M                           Ammunitionsfabriken Marieberg, Stockholm, Sweden

M                           Birmingham Metals & Munitions Co./Nobel, Birmingham, UK

M                           Milwaukee Ordnance Plant, Milwaukee, WI, USA (1942-1943)

M                           Munizioni e Cartucce Martignoni, Genoa, ItaLY

M                           Standard Electrica, Madrid, Spain (during Spanish Civil War-on

9x19mm)

M+FA                     Government Factory, Altdorf, Switzerland

MA                         Probably Mukden Arsenal, Mukden China (from the 1920s)

MAL                       Syarikat Malaysia Explosives Ltd.,Batu-Arang,Malaysia
MANUCAM               Manufacture Camerounnaise de Munitions, Cameroon

MASTER                  Master Cartridge Co. (now Georgia Arms), Villa Rica, GA

MAXIM                    Maxim Munitions Corp., Waterton, NY

MAYER                    Klaus Mayer & Sons, Arnsberg and Neheim-Husten, Germany

MCM                       McLearn’s Custom Machines, Claremore, Oklahoma

MCM                       Munizioni e Cartucce Martignoni, S.p.A., Genoa, Italy

ME                         Metallwerk Elisenhütte G.m.b.H., Nassau, Lahn, Germany

MEN                       Metallwerk Elisenhütte G.m.b.H., Nassau, Lahn, Germany

MEP                       MEP SPOL. S.R.O., Prague, Czech Republic

MESKO                   Abbreviation for Marka Export Solidnosc Knokurencyjnosc

Otwartosc. The company name is Zaklady Metalowe MESKO,

Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland

METALLVERKEN        AB Svenska Metallverken A.B., Stockholm, Sweden

MEXICO                  Fábrica Nacional de Municiones, Santa Fe, México (near Mexico

City)

MF                         Small Arms Ammunition Factory No. 1 Footscray, Australia

MFS                       Magyar Löszergyártó Kft., Sirok, Hungary

MFS                       Munitions Factory, Sundari, Nepal

MFT                       Munitionsfabrik Thun, Thun, Switzerland

MG                         Marcel Gaupillat & Co., Paris, France

MG                         Small Arms Ammunition Factory No. 2 Footscray, Australia

MGM                      Manufacture Generale de Munitions, Bourg-les-Valence, France

MH                         Military Small Arms Factory No. 3, Hendon, Australia

MI                          Robert Paulet & Cie, Société Méridionale d’Industrie, Marseille,

France

MIDWAY                  Midway Arms Inc., Columbia, MO.

MJ                         Small Arms Ammunition Factory N°4, Hendon, Australia

MKE                       Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi, Kurumu, Turkey

ML (overlaid)           Magyar Löszermuvek RT, Veszprem, Hungary

MMCo                     Mathews Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Belmont Bulawayo, Rhodesia

(now Zimbabwe)

MMM                      Manufacturas Metalicas Madrilenas, Spain (1959-1964)

MNAM                     Manufacture Nationale d’Armes et de Munitions, Morocco

MQ                         Small Arms Ammunition Factory N°5, Rocklea, Australia

MR                         Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin, (Manurhin), Mulhouse-

Bourtzwiller, France

 

 

MRP                       Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos,Santo Andre, Estado de

San Paulo,Brazil, for Magtech Recreation Products, Inc., Las

Vegas, NV (now Magtech Ammunition Company, Madison, CT.)

MS                         Manusaar, West Germany (1957-1963)

MS                         Small Arms Ammunition Factory N°7, Salisbury, Australia

MSA                       Mines Safety Appliance Co.,Pittsburgh,PA
MUNCHEN                Koenigliche Arsenal, Munich, Germany

MUNICO                  Industries Valcartier Inc.,Montreal,Québec,Canada (Made for

Politek Distribution Inc., Québec)

mus                       Musgrave Manufacturers and Distributors Ltd,Bloemfontein,

Republic of South Africa

MW                        Munitions Werke, Schoenebeck a.Elbe, Germany

MW                        Small Arms Ammunition Factory N°6, Welshpool, Australia

MYRA                     Myra’s Sports Stores, Broken Hills, N.S.W., Australia ca 1973

N S                        China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO), Beijing, China

N                           Birmingham Metals & Munitions Co., Birmingham, UK

N                           Dum Dum Arsenal, Dum Dum, India

N                           National Cartridge Co, Belleville, IL

N                           Nitrogen Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

N                           P.W.U. Fabryka Amunicji, Skarzyskó-Kamienna, Poland Note:

PWU stands for Panstwowe Wytwornie Uzbrojenia (National

Factory of Armaments). N usually shown as Norblin the metal

supplier

N                           Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff, A.-G., Nuremburg,

Germany

N                           Unknown Factory, Found in Central Africa

NA                         National Arms & Ammunition Co., Birmingham, UK

NACo                      Newton Arms Company, Buffalo, NY

NATIONAL               National Cartridge Co., Atlanta, GA

nbe                        Hasag, Eisen-und Metallwerke G.m.b.H., Werk Apparatebau

Tschenstochau, Germany

NC                         National Conduit & Cable Co., Hastings-on Hudson, NY

ndn                        Unknown, probably post-war Czechoslovakia

NEVINS                   Nevins Ammunition, Inc., Boise, ID

NGA                       New Generation Ammunition Pty Ltd, Hennopsmeer R.S.A.

NIC                        NORINCO (North China Industries Corp.), China

nny                        rvi Partizan-Namenska Proizvodnja, Titovo,Uzice,Yugoslavia.

These are actually Cyrillic letters equal to “PPU” in the Western

alphabet.

NORMA                   ÅB Norma Projektilfabrik, Amotfors, Sweden

NP                         ÅB Norma Projektilfabrik, Amotfors, Sweden

NPA                       New Generation Ammunition Pty Ltd, Hennopsmeer 0046

R.S.A. (contract for Taiwan-NPA National Police Administration)

Cases made by Pretoria Metal Pressings Ltd.,Pretoria, Republic

of South Africa

NPA                       Olympic Arms & Ammunition S. A., Acioupoli,Kulois,Greece

(contract for Taiwan-NPA National Police Administration) Cases

made by Sellier & Bellot, Prague

nr                          POBEDA, Gorazde, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia-Herzogovina)

NRC                       China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO), Beijing, China

nts                         resswerk u. Drechslerwarenfabrik, “SPILBA, Jnh. Kaiser & Pichl,

Liban Kreis Fitschin/Protektorat,Germany(now part of the

CzechRepublic)

NWM                      Nederlandsche Wapen-en Munitiefabriek NV., Hertogenbosch,

Netherlands

O                           Sellier & Bellot, Prague, Czechoslovakia

OFN                       Ordnance Factory Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

ÖJP                        Österreichische Jagdpatronenfabrik, Kramsach, Tirol, Austria

oma                       Unknown, probably post-war Czechoslovakia

ONEX                     Office National Des Substances Explosives, Hussein Dey,

Algeria

ORBEA                    Cartucheria Orbea Argentina, Argentina

OS (overlaid)           Oberschlesische A.-G., Schönebeck/Elbe, Germany

OTAL                      Unknown, Canada

oxo                        Teuto Metallwerke G.m.b.H., Osnabrück, Germany

oyj                         Ateliers de Construction deTarbes,France (under German

occupation)

P-D                        Precison Delta Corporation, Ruleville, MS

P C H                      Greek Powder & Cartridge Co., Athens, Greece (ca 1940)

P                           Fabrica Nacional de Palencia, Palencia, Spain

P                           Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre (FN), Herstal, Belgium

P                           Hirtenberger Patronen-, Zündhütchen-und Metallwarenfabrik

A.- G., Hirtenberg, Austria

P                           Mátravidéki Fémmüvek Sirok, Sirok, Hungary

P                           Patronenfabrik A.-G., Solothurn, Switzerland

P                           Peters Cartridge Company, Cincinnati, OH

P                           Pirotecnia de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

P                           Polte, Werk Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany

P                           Pretoria Metal Pressings Ltd., Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

P                           PT Pindad (Persero), under management of PT Bahana Pakarya

Industrisi Strategis (Persero). Formerly known as Pabrik

Senjata Mesiu. Ammunition factory at Turen Malang, West

Java, Indonesia

P120                      Dynamit A.-G., vormals Alfred Nobel & Co., Werk Empelde,

Germany

P131                      Deutsche Waffen u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Berlin-

Borsigwalde, Germany

P132                      Draht-und Metallwarenfabriken G.m.b.H., Salzwedel, Germany

P14A                      Waffenwerke Brünn A.-G., Werk Povazská Bystrica, (Later

Povazská Strojárne), Povazská, Bystrica, Czechoslovkia under

German occupation

P151                      Rheinisch-Westfälis che Sprengstoff A.-G., Werk Nürnberg-

Stadeln., Germany

P154                       Polte Werk Grüneber g, Grüneberg (Nordbahn), Germany

P162                      Presswerke G.m.b.H., Metgethen/Ostpr., Germany

P163                      Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen G.m.b.H., Werk Selterhof,

Germany

P181                      Hugo Schneider A.-G., Leipsig, Germany

P186                      Metallwerk Wolfenbüttel G.m.b.H., Halchterstr. 2l, Germany

P198                      Metallwarenfabrik Treuen britzen G.m.b.H., Werk Röderhof,

Germany

P207                      Metallwerk Odertal G.m.b .H., Odertal (Post Lautaberg/Harz),

Germany

P249                      Finower Industrie G.m.b. H., Finow/Mark, Germany

P25                        Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen G.m.b.H, Werk Sebaldushof,

Sebaldushof, Germany

P28                        Deutsche Waffen u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Karlsruhe,

Germany

P315                      Märkisches Walzwerk G.m.b.H., Strausberg bez. Potsdam,

Germany

P316                      Westfälische Metall-Industrie A.-G., Lippstadt, Germany

P334                      Mansfeld A.-G. Metallwarenfabrik, Werk Rothenburg/Saale,

Rothenburg, Germany

P340                      Metallwerke Silberhütte G.m.b.H., St. Andreasberg i/Harz,

Germany

P345                      Silva Metallwerke G.m.b. H., Genthin, Germany

P346                      H. Huck Metallwarenfabrik, Nürnberg, Germany

P369                      Teuto Metallwerke G.m.b.H., Osnabrück, Germany

P370                      Teuto Metallwerke G.m.b.H., Osnabrück, Germany

P379                      Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Berlin-Köpenick, Germany

P405                      Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A.-G., Werk Durlach,

Durlach, Germany

P413                      Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Lübeck-

Schlutup, Germany

P442                      Zieh-und Stanswerk G.m.b.H., Werk Schleusingen/Thüringen,

Germany

P490                      Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Altenburg, Germany

P491                      Metallwerk Wandhofen G.m.b.H., Schwerte/Ruhr, Germany

P54S                      Showa Kinzoku Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (Ca 1954 for police)

P635                      Gustloff-Werke Otto Eberhardt-Patronenfabrik, Hirtenberg

Niederdonau, Austria under German occupation

P67                        Patronen-, Zündhütchen- und Metallwaren-fabrik A.-G. formerly

Sellier & Bellot in Germany

P69                        Patronen-, Zündhütchen- und Metallwarenfabrik A.-G. (formerly

Sellier & Bellot) Schönebeck a. Elbe, Germany

P90D                      Munitionsfabriken formerly Sellier & Bellot,Prague, Occupied

Czechoslovakia

P94                        Kabel- u. Metallwerke Neumeyer A.-G., Nürnberg, Germany

pae                        Reportedly Hasag, Eisen und Metallwerke G.m.b.H., Werk

Skarzysko-Kamienna, Occupied Poland during WW2

Pak                        Munitionsfabriken formerly Sellier & Bellot, Prag, Fabrik in

Vlasim, Occupied Czechoslovakia during WW2

PC                         Peters Cartridge Company, Cincinnati, OH

PC                         Pirotecnico Esercito-Capua, Capua, Italy

PCCo                      Peters Cartridge Company, Cincinnati, OH

Pcdp                      Theodor Bergmann & Companie, K.-G., Waffen- und

Munitionsfabrik, Werk Bernau, Berlin, Germany

PEC                        Pirotecnico Esercito-Capua, Capua, Italy

PENN                      Penn Ammo Inc., Delmont, PA

PETERS                   Peters Cartridge Company, Cincinnati, OH

PF                         Patronenfabrik Solothurn A/G, Solothurn, Switzerland

PH                         Parker Hale, probably Birmingham, UK

PINDAD                  PT Pindad (Persero), under management of PT Bahana Pakarya

Industrisi Strategis (Persero). Formerly known as Pabrik

Senjata Mesiu. Ammunition factory at Turen Malang, West

Java, Indonesia

PJJ                         Danish Government Arsenal (Ammunitionsarsenalet)

Copenhagen, Denmark-under German Occupation during WW2

PK                         Pocisk, Spolka Akcyjna, Warsaw, Poland

PKI                        Unknown, made in one of the countries that use to be part of

Yugoslavia

PM                         Proffitt’s Machining Inc, Greenback, TN

PMC                       Poongsan Metal Manufacturing Company Ltd.,Seoul, Republic

ofKorea(probably at the Angang Ammunition Plant). Note that

the “M” is shaped like an upside “W”

PMC                       Eldorado Cartridge Corporation (previously Patton and Morgan

Corp., and Pan Metal Corp.)Boulder City,NV.  ThePMC

headstamped ammunition forECChas been made inKorea, the

Philippines, Mexico and the Repuclic of South Africa

PMP                       Pretoria Metal Pressings Ltd., Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

pmt                        Kabel-und Metallwerke Neumeyer A.-G., Werk München, Germany

PMV                       Unknown Factory, Cuba

PNP                        Peruvian National= Police

PO                         Oramil S.A. Divisio; San Sebastián, Spain.PO stands for

Plásticas Oramil.

POF                        Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah Cantt, Pakistan

PP                          Prvi Partizan, Uzice, Yugoslavia

PPU                        Prvi Partizan, Uzice, Yugoslavia

PRO-LOAD               Pro Load Ammunition Inc. Post Falls, ID or Burbank, CA

PS                         Giulio Fiocchi S.p.A., Lecco, Italy

PS                         Pirotecnia Militar de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

PS                         Poongsan Metal Manufacturing Company Ltd., Seoul, Republic

of Korea(probably at the Angang Ammunition Plant)

PS                         Povázské Strojárne,Povázská Bystrica,Czechoslovakia (now

Slovakia)

PSD                       Poongsan Metal Manufacturing Company Ltd.,Seoul, Republic

of Korea(probably at the Dongrae Ammunition Plant)

PSM                       Pabrik Senjata Mesiu (also seen in factory literature as “Pabrik

Senjata Munisi), WestJava,Indonesia

 

 

 

PT                          Lapuan Patruunatehdas,Lapua,Finland. “VPT” headstamp with

the “V” removed

Pu                          Unknown (Perhaps Burgsmüller, Kreiensen, Germany)

PX                         Unknown Factory, France

Q                           Made by Sellier & Bellot,Prague,Czech Republic Factory in

Vlasim for Qutar

QC                         Unknown Factory, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)

qrb                        Pirotecnico deBologna,Bologna,Italy under German

occupation during WW2

R-P                        Remington Arms Company, Inc.,Bridgeport CT , and later:

Lonoke, AR (also used by CDM of Mexico)

R (in shield)             Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoffe A-G, Nürnberg, Germany

R                           Dominion Cartridge Co., Montreal, Quebec, Canada for T Eaton

Co. of Toronto in 1930
R                           Fábrica do Realengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

R                           Robin Hood Ammunition Co.,Swanton,VT
RA                         A/S Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker, Raufoss, Norway

RA                         Remington Arms Co., Bridgeport, CT

RANO                     Jointly loaded by A/S Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker, Raufoss,

Norway and AB Norma Projektilfabrik, Amotfors, Sweden

RAUFOSS                A/S Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker, Raufoss, Norway

RC                         Raleigh Cycle Co. Ltd, UK

RD                         Armería F. A. San Cristóbal, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

REM-UMC                Remington Arms Co., Bridgeport, CT (also used by CDM of

Mexico and CBCof Brazil)

rfo                         Deutsche Waffen u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Berlin-Borsigwalde

Factory, Berlin, Germany

RG                         Royal Ordnance Factory Radway Green, Radway Green, UK

RH                         Raleigh Cycle Co., Lts., Nottingham, England, UK

RHACo                    Robin Hood Ammunition Co., Swanton, VT

RL                          Royal Laboratory, Woolwich, England

RMS                       Rheinische Metallwaren-und Maschinenfabrik, Abteilung

Sömmerda. Sömmerda, Germany

RNADC                   Royal Naval Armament Depot, Caerwent, Wales, UK

ROFB                      Royal Ordnance Factory Birtley, Birtley, County Durham UK

RORG                     Royal Ordnance Factory Radway Green, Radway Green, UK

RPA                        Republic of the Philippines Army, Government Arsenal,

Department of National Defense, Camp General Antonio Luna,

Limay, Bataan, Republic of Philippines

RPR                        “People’s Republic of Romania” – government arsenal

RRCo                      Ross Rifle Co, Quebec, Canada

RS                         Unknown Factory, France

RTA                        Royal Thai Army Arsenal, Bangkok, Thailand

RVB                       Riverbrand Co., Australia Which merged with Myra’s Sport

Stores in 1977

RW                        Rudge Withworth Co., Nottingham, UK (1914-1918)

RWS                       Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A.-G., Nürnberg-U.

Germany

RY                         Établissements Rey Frères, Nîmes, France

S A CORP                Savage Repeating Arms Co, Utica NY

S&B                       Sellier & Bellot, Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

Factory in Vlasim

S&W-F                    Smith & Wesson – Fiocchi Inc., Alton, Illinois

S&W                       Smith & Wesson Ammunition Company, Rock Creek, Ohio

S                           Dum Dum Arsenal, Dum Dum, India

S                           Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

S                           Königliches Munitionsfabrik, Spandau, Spandau, Germany

S                           Pirotecnia Militar de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

S                           Sako A. B., (Suojeluskuntain Ase-je Konepa ja Oy), Riihimaki,

Finland

S                           Unknown Factory, France

SA                         Cartagena, Spain

SA                         Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

SA                         Southern Ammunition Company, Latta, SC

Sako                      Sako A. B., (Suojeluskuntain Ase-je Konepa ja Oy), Riihimaki,

Finland

Sam’s                     Omark Industries, CCI-SPEER/Sporting Equipment Division,

Lewiston,ID.A trial headstamp made for Walmart Stores, but

not accepted.

SAM                       South African Mint,Pretoria,Republic ofSouth Africa

(Subsequently Pretoria Metal Pressing Ltd.)

SANDIA                  Sandia Die and Cartridge Company,Albuquerque,New Mexico
SAT                        Unknown factory, Finland

SAVAGE                  Savage Repeating Arms Co, Utica NY

SAW                       Sage Ammunition Works, Middletown, CT

SB-T                      Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara de Industrias Militares, SA

Toledo, Spain

SB                         Arms Corporation of thePhilippines, (formally Squires Bingham

Co.) Marikina, Republic of the Philippines

SB                         Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara de Industrias Militares SA,

Toledo, Spain

SB                         Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv,Israel
SB                         Sellier and Bellot, Schoenbeck/Elbe, Germany

SBP                        Sellier & Bellot,Prague,Czechoslovakia (nowCzechRepublic)

Factory in Vlasim

SCB                       Cartoucherie Belge, Liege, Belgium

SCC                       Standard Cartridge Company, Pasadena, CA

SEL                        Omark Industries , CCI-Speer / Sporting Equipment Division,

LewistonIDUSA

SF                         Fábrica Militar de CartuchosSan Francisco,San Francisco,

Argentina

 

 

SF                         Société Française des Munitions, (Gévelot S. A.), Issy-Les-

Moulineaux, France

SFM                       Société Française des Munitions, (Gévelot S. A.), Issy-Les-

Moulineaux,, France

SGA                       Singapore

SINTOX                   Dynamit Nobel A-G,Troisdorf,Germany. Trademark spelling for

Non-Toxic ammunition

SK                         Povázské Strojárne, Povázská,Bystrica,Czechoslovakia (now

Slovakia). Made for SK Jagd- und Sportsmunitions GmbH,

Schönebeck (Elbe), Germany

SK                         Showa Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan

SK                         Tulski Patronny Zavod, (Tula Cartridge Works),Tula,Russia.

Probably originally intended for SK Jagd-und Sportsmunitions

GmbH, Schönebeck (Elbe),Germany, but sold in the U.=S. in

Tulaboxes

SKD                       Selve Kronbiegel Dornheim A.-G., Sommerda, Germany

SKN                       Saklady Metalowe “MESKO” for SK-Nimrod GmbH, Schönebeck,

Germany

SL                          St Louis Ordnance Plant, St Louis, MO

SLS                        Sportnovi a Lovecke Strelivo, “SLS” Ammunition brand,

Pardubice, Czech Republic

SM                         AB Svenska Metallverken, Stockholm, Sweden

SMC                       Symington Machine Corp, Rochester, New York

SMCO                     Stant Manufacturing Co. Connersville, IN

SME                       Sellier & Bellot, Prague, Czech Republic, Factory in Vlasim for

SME Ordnance Sdn Bhd (SMEO), Selanger Darul Ehsan,

Malaysia

SMI                        Società Metallurgica Italiana, Campo Tizzoro, Italy

SMP                       Uniknown, Yugoslavia

SNC                       SNC Industrial Technologies Inc., (Formally Industries

Valcartier Inc.), Valcartier, Quebec, Canada

SO                         Sako A. B., (Suojeluskuntain Ase-je Konepa ja Oy), Riihimaki,

Finland

SOS                       Unknown Factory, Austria

SP                         stands for “Servicio de Policía”, Italy

SP                         Scorzato Hermanos & Cia Ltd., Lujan, Argentina

SP                         Swartklip Products (Pty.) Ltd.,Cape Town,South Africa. Also

formerly known as RMC – Ronden Manufacturing

SPC                        Sociadade Portuguesa de Cartucheria, Portugal

SPEER                              Omark Industries , CCI-Speer, Lewiston ID

SR                         Royal Ordnance Factory Spennymoor, UK (1913-1945)

ST                         Royal Ordnance Factory, Steaton, UK

suk                        Deusche Waffen u. Munitionsfabriken A-G., Karlsruhe, Germany

SUPER-VEL              Super Vel Cartridge Company, Shelbyville, IN

Super X                  Western Cartridge Co., East Alton, IL

SUPER                    SuperCartridge Pty., Ltd., Victoria, Australia

SWN                      Royal Ordnance Factory. Swynnerton, UK

SYI                        Società Metallurgica Italiana, CampoTizzoro,Italy (used in the

mid 1950s for an off-shore contract)

T                           Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara de Industrias Militares, SA

Toledo, Spain

T                           Munitionsfabrik Thun, Thun, Switzerland

T                           Tula Arsenal, Tula Russia

TA                         Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

TA                         Thai Arms, Bangkok, Thailand

TC                         Unknown Factory, Turkey

TCW                       Tula Cartridge Works, Tula, Russia

TE                          Cartoucherie de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

TE                          Toyo Seiki, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

TEXAS                    Texas Ammunition Co. Ballinger, TX, made by Starline

TH                         Royal Ordnance Factory Thorp Arch, England

TH                         Unknown Factory, France

Tko                        Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken A.-G., Germany

TOYO                      Toyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd., Japan

TPE                        Unknown Manufacturer, UK

TPZ                        Tulsky Patronney Zavod, (Tula Cartridge Works), Tula, Russia

TR                         Dominion Rubber & Munitions Co., Three Rivers, Québec,

Canada

TRITON                   Triton Cartridge Corporation, Wappingers Falls, NY

TS                         Atelier de Construction de Tarbes, Tarbes, France

TS                         Toyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd., Japan

TW                         Twin Cities Ordnance Plant, Minneapolis, MN

TZ                         Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

TZZ                        Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

U                           Kimberley Branch Mint, Kimberley, Republic of South Africa

U                           Remington Arms Co., Bridgeport, CT

U                           Rheinisch- Westfälische Sprengstoff A.-G., Nuremburg,

Germany

U                           Union Metallic CartridgeCo., Bridgeport, CT

U                           Utah Ordnance Plant, Salt Lake City, UT

UMC                       Union Metallic Cartridge Co., Bridgeport, CT

UN                         H. Utendoerffer, Nurembe= rg, Germany

US                         United States Cartridge Co., Lowell, MA

USCCO                    United States Cartridge Co., Lowell, MA

UT                         Utah Ordnance Plant, Salt Lake City, UT

UXA                       Zbrojovka Vlasim, Narodni Podnik,Vlasim,Czechoslovakia
va                          Kabel- u. Metallwerke Neumeyer A.-G., Nuremberg, Germany

VALMET                  Valtion Patruunatehdas, Lapua, Finland

VAPEX                    UnknownFactory,Russia
VC                         Canadian Industries Limited (C-I-L,) Verdun, Quebec, Canada

VE                         Cartoucherie de Valence, Valence, France

VEN                       Ministerio de la Defensa, Servicio de Armamento, Arsenal,

Fábrica de Municiones, Caracas, Venezuela

VMT                       Valtion Metallitehtaat, Helsinki, Finland

VPT                        Valtion Patruunatehdas, Lapua, Finland

VS                         Unknown Factory, France

VZK                       Vereinigte Zünder und Kabelwerke A.-G., Meissen/Elbe (Saxe),

Germany

W-W                      Winchester-Western (Olin), East Alton, IL

W                          Winchester Repeating Arms Co., Bridgeport CT

wa                         Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Leipzig, Germany

wb                         Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Berlin-Köpenick, Germany

WCC                       Western Cartridge Company (Olin), East Alton, IL

WESTERN                Western Cartridge Company (Olin), East Alton, IL

wg                         Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Altenburg, Altenburg, Germany

WIN                       Olin Corp., East Alton, IL

WINCHESTER           Olin Corp., East Alton IL

WISE                      J. B. Wise Inc, Watertown, NY

WOLF                     Tula Cartridge Plant JSC, Tula Russia

WRA                       Winchester Repeating Arms Co., Bridgeport, CT

WRACO                   Winchester Repeating Arms Co., Bridgeport, CT

WWG                      W. W. Greener, Birmingham, England

X                           Hovedarsenalet Laboratorium, Copenhagen, Denmark

X                           Povázské Strojárne, Povázská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia (now

Slovakia)

X                           Used on German 9mmPara and 32ACP cartridges for use with

silencers. Probably made by: Rheinisch-Westfälische

Sprengstoff A.-G., Werk Durlach, Germany

XL                          Federal Cartridge Corp, Minneapolis MN

Z                           Zbrojovka Brno, Brno, Czechoslovakia

Z28                        Unknown Factory, Zambia

ZERO                      Zero Ammunition Company, Cullman, AL
ZI                          Unknown Factory, Zimbabwe

ZV                         Sellier & Bellot,Prague,Czechoslovakia (nowCzechRepublic)

Factory in Vlasim

 

2 Comments
  1. Very informative …..

    An excellent article from the past is from the January 1990 American Riflemen by C. E. “E” Harris titled “A Century of the 7.9x57mm”. Provides useful fill-in-the-blank history of this great round.

  2. Obviously a typo on my part ….it is of course, “Ed” Harris. I was typing too fast for my own good.

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