Firearms Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Samco Global Completes AKKAR-USA Service Center Miami, Florida - Samco Global Arms, Inc., U.S. importer for shotguns made by Akkar Silah Sanayi, Ltd., recently completed the setup and staffing for the new AKKAR-USA product service center. Service technician training and spare parts inventories will be completed and in place by late winter. For legal reasons, the AKKAR-USA service center can only service the AKKAR® shotguns imported by SAMCO. The first 2011 shipment of AKKAR® shotguns was released to the Distributor trade in late July and early August, 2011. AKKAR-USA now has (9) Distributors in place representing (19) distribution centers.
AKKAR® may be a new name in the USA, however, AKKAR® manufactured over & under, semi-auto and pump shotguns are well known with over 300,000 shotguns having been sold in the USA under the CHARLES DALY® brand name from 1999 to 2009.
SAMCO GLOBAL ARMS, INC. will sell service parts for the CHARLES DALY® shotguns imported by K.B.I., Inc., that were manufactured by AKKAR®, but cannot make any physical service repairs to CHARLES DALY® shotguns for legal reasons.
Submit parts/service inquires and/or parts orders, to: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org; or, address to: AKKAR® Parts/Service - PO Box 527323 - Miami, FL 33152-7323; or, phone AKKAR® Parts/Service at (305) 593-9782.
Contact: George R. Woford, Director of Sales & Marketing (815) 540-7496 or email@example.com
As reported in the February, 1998 issue of Jeff Cooper's Commentary: The excellent line of Blaser firearms has heretofore been marketed in the United States by Autumn Sales, of Fort Worth, Texas. That situation has changed, and one now orders a Blaser through SIGArms, of Corporate Park, Exeter, New Hampshire.  However, if you can find any useful Blaser info at the SIG site, you're doing better than I. Instead, visit Blaser and click on ACTIVE HUNTING at the bottom of the page for the site in English. SIGARMS Sold -- Michael Luke and Thomas Ortmeier, two private investors from Emsdetten, Germany, have purchased SIG Arms, Inc. The sale includes SIGArms, Inc., in Exeter, NH; SIGArms Sauer in Eckernforde, Germany; Blaser Hunting Rifles in Isny, Germany; and SIGArms AG in Neuhausen, Switzerland. SIGArms Hammerli in Lenzburg, Switzerland, is being repositioned as a sales, assembly and service organization. [3/2013 - Blaser USA is pleased to announce the availability of the R8 Professional Success rifle in a left-handed version.]
[Feb. 2005] Paul Jimenez, Bryco's ex-plant manager, bought the defunct firm in 2004 at an auction in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Jacksonville, FL. Bryco and founder Bruce Jennings declared bankruptcy two years ago to avoid paying $24 million in court-ordered compensatory damages to Brandon Maxfield, who was 7 when he was accidentally shot in 1994 by a defectively designed Bryco handgun. Maxfield and his legal team tried to buy Bryco at auction to prevent it from being resurrected, but were outbid by Jimenez in August. Though Jimenez said funds for the $510,000 purchase came from various undisclosed lenders, documents show that the bulk of the amount came from Shining Star Investments, a Texas company owned by Bryco's former president Ã¢â‚¬â€ Jennings' ex-wife. Shining Star has been marketing guns made by Jimenez Arms (was in Costa Mesa, CA; now  located in Las Vegas, NV) guns to dealers nationwide. The production and sale of Jimenez Arms' first weapon, a 9-millimeter pistol, was banned in California earlier this year after the gun failed safety tests at three state-certified labs. At one lab, the gun failed at a rate 15 times higher than that allowed under state guidelines. Jimenez Arms recently applied for a business license in Henderson, Neveda, where he intends to move the company. Nevada has no testing facility or requirement such as are found in California.BSA Imports, LLC has commenced an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors pursuant to Chapter 727, Florida Statutes and is no longer conducting business.
July 2002 -- Filed bankruptcy due to litigation costs. The remaining inventories of handgun makers Davis Industries, Republic Arms and Talon Industries have been purchased by Cobra Enterprises, Inc. of McAllister, Montana. Doug Skillman, Cobra's manager, says the plan is to sell the existing inventories until the supply is exhausted. Cobra will then resume production of the Davis derringers and semi-auto pistols, the Talon pocket pistols with loaded chamber indicators, as well as the Republic Arms Patriot pistol, all under the Cobra name.
"In response to numerous questions that ATF has received regarding the capabilities of the 5.7 X 28mm cartridge, the following technical information is provided: FTB classified SS196 ammunition as not armor piercing."[Note - 9/2011]: FNH USA, LLC is pleased to announce the launch today if its brand-new e-store located at fnhusaestore.com. As of today, FNH USA apparel, soft goods and firearms accessories are now available for purchase online. [June 2014] The Herstal Group announces their decision to consolidate FN Manufacturing, LLC of Columbia, South Carolina and FNH USA, LLC of McLean, Virginia into a single entity, FN America, LLC.
How to identify a "drop-free" magazine: Look for the square notch at the top-rear of the magazine. The "old-style" has a U-shaped notch. The "drop-free" are usually preferred because they have a full metal liner to prevent bulging and, when loaded, will drop free of the grip frame when the magazine release is activated.
 SiGARMS® would like to announce that Hammerli has been purchased by Carl Walther GmbH of Germany. Sigarms is no longer selling or servicing Hammerli products.  Service/parts through Larry's Guns.
Marlin Firearms Company has purchased the assets of H&R 1871, the world's largest manufacturer of single-shot, break-open shotguns and rifles. The new company will be known as H&R 1871, LLC, and includes the brand names Harrington & Richardson, New England Firearms and Wesson & Harrington. Marlin did NOT purchase the handgun operation which ceased production in 1999. Also, H&R 1871 will not honor any warranty on firearms made by the original H&R.
The Mauserwerke Oberndorf Waffensysteme has transferred the Spare parts for the Parabellum and HSc pistols and new produced Parabellum pistols to the company Waffen Veh, Weserstr. 225, 32547 Bad Oeynhausen/Germany, Phone 05731-796972 Fax 05731-92412 The company start at march with the new production of the last Parabellums with original Mauser-Parts. After this new production, the Mauser-Parabellum can't more produced because the Mauser-Werke hasn't tools and Equipment for produce new Parabellums. The company has also a lot of Mauser Hunting Prototypes from the Mauser-Construction-office for sale.
 SIGARMS Sold -- Michael Luke and Thomas Ortmeier, two private investors from Emsdetten, Germany, have purchased SIGARMS, Inc. The sale includes SIGARMS®, Inc., in Exeter, NH; SIGARMS SIG SAUER® in Eckernforde, Germany; Blaser® hunting Rifles and F3 shotgun in Isny, Germany, SIG ARMS AG® in Neuhausen, Switzerland, as well as SIGARMS GSR® pistols and premium hunting rifles from Mauser® and SAUER®. Find a local dealer.
SIG and SIG Sauer -- SIG (Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft or Swiss Industrial Company) is a separate entity from SIG Sauer. SIG Sauer firearms (such as the Model 550 and 970 rifles) are developed by SIG in Switzerland. Because of Switzerland's strict neutrality tradition, Swiss laws on exports are very restrictive. Therefore, SIG designs are manufactured as a joint arrangement by J.P. Sauer & Son, Germany. SIG Sauer pistols such as the P226 are imported by SIGARMS of Exeter, NH. Some of the confusion is evidenced by the fact the P210 pistol is made by SIG but the P220 is made by SIG Sauer. -- edited Feedback to American Guardian magazine, January, 1998 issue, from S.P. Halbrook of Fairfax, VA.
2008: SIGARMS changed its corporate name to SIG SAUER.
March 2009: SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland.
Sturm Ruger has opened The Ruger Studio of Art and Decoration, a "custom gun engraving facility dedicated to the creation of indivualized firearms artistry." "Ruger has assembled a group of artisans without peer. Our master artist and chief engraver, Paul Lantuch, is a virtuoso whose experience spans over 30 years. The Studio is composed of a dedicated and talented group of craftsmen quite skilled in an international array of decorative styles and techniques," said Steve Sanetti, president of Sturm, Ruger. To receive a brochure on the studio, telephone 203-259-7843.
In 2003, Taurus International Manufacturing Co. (TIMI) announced the addition of a serial number/model number research system to its website. The system allows consumers and law enforcement agencies to enter the serial number for firearms manufactured or imported by TIMI and retrieve the model number and year of manufacture. According to Taurus officials, the system will assist law enforcement agencies that may only have a firearm's serial number. By accessing the new service, law enforcement will have instant access to detailed technical and ballistic information as well as photos of the product. In addition, customers who may not know the model number will be able to get an instant response. Select "Customer Care" section, then choose "Find my model."
Winchester Ammunition and Browning Firearms have agreed to a new, long-term deal that will allow Browning to continue making firearms under the Winchester name. The agreement covers modern firearms including the Super X shotguns and rifles but not Model 94s, Model 70s or the 1300, which were produced in U.S. Repeating Arms Co.'s now shuttered New Haven, Conn., plant.
Last-ditch efforts to salvage the New Haven plant by an investment group called the American Firearms Company were abandoned as a result, ending any hope the plant might reopen. -- "Gun Talk," Outdoor Life magazine, November 2006
You may have to translate the site from German to English. I suggest using Bing Translator. Enter href="http://www.unique-alpine.eu/" in the box labeled Translate a Web page. Use the drop-down list to select German to English and click on "Translate." CAUTION: This site may cause Apple's QuickTime video player to be added to your system startup.
 VEKTOR closes shop -- South African handgun importer Vektor USA has closed up shop on the CP-1 pistol and, if you attempt to contact the company, all you will get is a recorded message that says in part: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, Vektor is suspending sales and marketing of the CP-1 pistols... if you are calling about the safety warning on the CP-1, please call 011-27-12-620-2616." This number is in South Africa. -- American Hangunner January 2001
Z-M Weapons, High Performance Systems. Z-M is the designer and manufacturer of the LR-300 rifle.
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