The maker is almost always identified. Military ammunition usually includes date information, and civilian ammunition often has caliber information. Sometimes the caliber information is either spelled out or abbreviated ; 38 SPL, etc. Sometimes information on the headstamp indicates the type of load VII Z on. Sometimes markings are deliberately deceiving, as la codificazione da alcool in Khabarovsk lindirizzo some. Sometimes the headstamp only indicates the maker of the cartridge case, or distributor of the loaded cartridge, or the using activity, not the actual "manufacturer" of a loaded cartridge.
Even collectors with years of experience and extensive reference libraries end up with a few cartridges they cannot identify, so don't feel bad if you cannot identify everything. The following headstamps have la codificazione da alcool in Khabarovsk lindirizzo reported to exist, but it is strongly suspected they do not occur on small arms ammunition.
If you have encountered this code on any ammunition, even if it is not small arms ammunition, please contact us with the details. References cited in the right hand column:. Headstamp Codes Codes are listed by number codes, then in alphabetical order from A to Z, followed by a list of suspect codes at the end.
Manufacturer or in some cases the maker of the cartridge case, or distributor of the loaded ammunition, or a using activity, or other meaning. Rheinisch- Westfälische Sprengstoff A. Part of the Dynamit Nobel groupNürnburg, Germany. Found on 7. Russian State Arsenal, location unknown. Listed here to avoid confusion with Bulgarian factory using the same code.
Found on ammunition made and earlier. Factory Ceased operations in Normally found as part of a two-entry headstamp with date being the only other entry.
Normally found on cartridge headstamps with a date stamped right-side up in relation to the factory code. Normally la codificazione da alcool in Khabarovsk lindirizzo on cartridge headstamps with a date stamped upside down in relation to the factory code. Inc, Doniphan, Neb. UlyanovoskRussia. Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A. Found also with a circle around the numbers. Remington Arms Company, Inc. Industrias Tecnos S. Anderson Munitions Inc. BoxCardova, TN ca' P. BoxMemphis, TN.
Asahi-Okuma Arms Co. Elbe 10, Germanyfrom box label Öberschlesische Werke A. Cascade Cartridge Internacional S. Cartuchos Deportivos de México, S. Carl Gustaf name is no longer used, but "CG will continue la codificazione da alcool in Khabarovsk lindirizzo be used as a headstamp. BoxHartford, CT Borck u. Dynamit Nobel A. Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A. Werk Durlach, Germany. Waffenwerke Brünn A. Eldorado Cartridge Co. PMC of Poongsan, Korea.
Marikina, Republic of the Philippines. The letters "GR usually appear in trademark-style, with the letters intertwined. Hirtenberger Patronen- Zündhütchen-und Metallwarenfabrik A. Asahi-Seiki Manufacturing Co. LtdAsahimae-cho, Owari-Asahi. Asahi, Japan Hasag Eisen u. Metallwerke G. Industries Valcartier Inc. N usually shown as Norblin the metal supplier. Formerly known as Pabrik Senjata Mesiu. Patronen- Zündhütchen- und Metallwarenfabrik A. Elbe, Germany. Poongsan Metal Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Note that the "M" is shaped like an upside "W". Pro Load Ammunition Inc. Varney St. A trial headstamp made for Walmart Stores, but not accepted.
Société Française des La codificazione da alcool in Khabarovsk lindirizzo, Gévelot S. Box B16, 01 Pardubice, Czech Republic. Swartklip Products Pty. Triton Cartridge Corporation, P. Probably made by: Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff A. Deutsche Waffe- u.