HEADSTAMP IDENTIFICATION

     PINFIRE CARTRIDGES & SHOTSHELLS


 
 

 AUSTRIA
"CK" (CTR): Keller & Company,Hirtenberg


                                    "H" in Italics in CTR: Hirtenberger Patronen-Zundhutchen u. Metallwarenfabrik.


                                    "KC" (CTR) followed by outward radiating lines: Keller & Company


                                    "L.M & Co Wien": Ludwig Mandl & Co, Vienna.
                                   : Keller & Company
 
 

BELGIUM


 "Bachmann (Gauge) Bruxelles" : Same as name


"Bachmann , Brevet": Same as above
, Unknown, France or Belgium as town in both countries with the name St Gilles..

          "FUSNOT" (top),"BRUXELLES"(bottom):Fabrique de Balles et
                                                              Cartouches.  may also have "Fusnot" with stars and "Bruxelles" on
                                                               case.
                          "PIEROT FM" (top), "Caliber" (CTR), "LIEGE" (bottom): ? Maker.

"S" "C" "B" "(caliber)": {@ 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock}: Societe Cartoucherie Belge
              

"Ste Ame", "Bruxelles": Societe Anonyme des Cartoucheries.
 

"VF.M&C": Capsulerie Liegeoise

FRANCE


 "Berntheisel Strasbourg": (?)


"BRUYERS DE SEVERES PARIS" : Same as name
"Chaudin & Deriviere


"Chaudin & Deriviere"; Same as above


"CF" or "C.F" or "C.F (star):: Cartoucherie Francais
, "CL" "L" Unknown


"Fabrique Chaudin Paris": as name


"Fabrique C & D" : Chaudin & Deriviere


"G" or "G" and caliber): Societe Francaise des Munitions


  = Societe Francaise des Munitions


"HB": Houiller and Blanchard, Paris (See chart below)


, Manufacturer Unknown.


" Lerche": Lerche, Paris


, Marcel Gaupillat & Cie.


"Flying bird over Lerche": Lerche


"Sans Deperdition Bte SGDG Gosslin": (?)


SF, Societe Francaise Munitions.

GERMANY



, Braun & Bloem, Germany.Raised


"BB": Braun and Bloem, Raised & Impressed Variations.



"BB", "Caliber" Braun and Bloem.


"Braun & Bloem Dusseldorf": Braun & Bloem



 "G.E": G. Egerstorff, Linden


, G. Egerstorff, Linden

H. Utendoerffer.


"L": Lignose, Berlin.


"R.W.S" or "Heart Symbol": R.W.S Germany
 

ITALY

, Martignoni S.p.a. Cartucce e Munizioni at Génnes Italy


"Fiocchi" or "Fiocchi and caliber": Giulio Fiocchi
, Fortuna, Italy
, U. Riva armourer in Lecco, Italy.

UNITED KINGDOM


"E.B Manufacturers, London": Eley Brothers


"EB London": Eley Brothers London.


"Caliber and Eley: or " "Eley and Caliber" or "Eley, London, caliber": Eley Brothers


"Kynoch" or "Kynoch & Co" or "Kynoch, Birmingham" .Most also have the caliber on the headstamp: Kynoch and Company.

"E.M REILEY & Co. LONDON"
"EXPOSITION"


 "Stephen Grant, London": Made by Eley
 
 
  US & Others


" C. D Leet Springfield, Mass, USA": C.D Leet


"G gauge Bte"; A.N. Gavard


 "SB" in a square (CTR): Sellior & Bellot, Czechoslovakia


                                    "SB" in a coat of Arms (CTR): Sellior & Bellot, Czechoslovakia


     "caliber" over top and with a line like a fraction over "SB": Sellior & Bellot, Czechoslovakia


Sellier Bellot, Czechoslovakia


"U" (CTR): Union Metallic Company, USA

.U.E.E Espana:  Union Espanola de Explosivos,Spain


"V.L & D New York": Von Lengerke & Detmold Co., USA.

 
 

UNKNOWN


Elk Head
, Unknown. On a 7mm Pinfire.
, Unknown country of Origin.
 
 

 

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