Where are guns being made these days?


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storm shadow
May 11, 2007, 03:04 AM
I've been wondering where all the gun manufacturer's are currently having their guns made.

NOTE: There is a huge difference between where a gun is made versus where the company is geographically located that owns that assembly plant.

Actually, it could be all over the world anymore (one-worldism sound familiar to anyone as predicted in the bible?)

For example: Raw metal for part is mined in country A. Then shipped to country B for smelting, refining and processing. Then metal ingots are shipped to country C for casting, stamping and machining. Then part is shipped to country D for final assembly for sweat labor wages. Then gun is shipped back to country A to be sold. However, the company that is responsible of all of this is half a world away in country E!!

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Ala Dan
May 11, 2007, 08:19 AM
Yep, the list is quite long; with many different countries involved. I would
have to give the subject much thought, before I could sit down and list 'em
all~! :eek: :uhoh: ;)

El Tejon
May 11, 2007, 08:25 AM
Guns are being made all over the world. Which company's guns are you asking about?:confused:

Pilgrim
May 11, 2007, 11:24 AM
Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. (http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0412/feature1/index.html#) See the video in the right column.

American_Pit_Bull
May 11, 2007, 11:30 AM
Where are guns being made these days?

Exeter, New Hampshire

springmom
May 11, 2007, 11:40 AM
My Kimber: Yonkers, NY
MY AR: Olympia, Washington
My S&W's: good question...! Massachusetts, I think
My Beretta shotgun: Italy
My Remington 700: USA, somewhere

Point being, a lot of good guns are made right here. And one very good shotgun is made in Italy :neener:

Springmom

DogBonz
May 11, 2007, 11:44 AM
Springfield (1911 Frames... except the highend ones) and Taurus are made in Brazil

JoeHatley
May 11, 2007, 11:45 AM
S&W handguns: Springfield, MA
S&W rifles: New Britain, CT (Stag Arms)
S&W shotguns: Turkey (I think)

Joe

tenbase
May 11, 2007, 11:48 AM
My guns hail from Brazil (Springfield 1911s), Croatia (Springfield XD), and China (Norinco SKS).

Though legally my SKS is now a US-made weapon, per Title 18 of the United States Code, Chapter 44, Section 922(r) :)

romma
May 11, 2007, 11:58 AM
Ironically, many of the places that are big into manufacturing, are the places trying to ban them the most.

TallPine
May 11, 2007, 12:09 PM
My understanding was that Ruger handguns are made in Prescott AZ

Dravur
May 11, 2007, 12:13 PM
Made in Antarctica. Made by penguins.

I also have a 40 Megawatt Phaser.... Made on a planet in the Rigel system.

And the BFG2000, made in DOOM!

storm shadow
May 11, 2007, 06:37 PM
I was wondering about all of the companies really:
Accu-tek
AMT
Astra
Autauga
Baer
Beretta
Bernardelli
Bersa
Browning
Charles Daly
Cobra
Colt
Coonan
CZ
Dan Wesson
Derringer
EAA
Entreprise
Glock
Hi-Point
HK
Kahr
Kel-Tec
Kimber
Llama
Magnum Research
NAA
Para
Ruger
Sig Arms
Smith & Wesson
Springfield
Star
Steyr
Tanfoglio
Taurus
Walther

heypete
May 11, 2007, 07:13 PM
Beretta - Italy, USA
Bersa - Argentina
Browning - Japan, Belgium
Colt - USA
CZ - Czech Republic
Glock - Austria
Hi-Point - USA
HK - Germany
Kahr - USA
Kel-Tec - USA
Kimber - USA
Ruger - USA
Sig Arms - Switzerland and the US
Smith & Wesson - USA
Springfield - USA, Brazil, Croatia
Steyr - Austria
Taurus - Brazil
Walther - Germany

That's all the ones I know. There may be a few product lines made elsewhere that I'm unaware of.

Justin
May 11, 2007, 07:23 PM
You know, most of those companies have corporate websites with that information listed on it.

lee n. field
May 11, 2007, 08:26 PM
Bulgaria

Kaeto
May 11, 2007, 08:29 PM
Charter Arms are made in Ohio.

RNB65
May 11, 2007, 08:31 PM
Add the U.S., Portugal, and Italy to the Browning list.

benEzra
May 11, 2007, 08:46 PM
Our family's guns were made in, let's see...

Springfield, Massachusetts (S&W 9mm)
Connecticut (Ruger mini-14)
Romania (SAR-1); assembled in Vermont with some additional U.S.-made parts
Austria (wife's Glock)

And the antiques:

Russia (wife's SKS)
Russia and Finland (M39)
Poland (M44)

Car Knocker
May 11, 2007, 09:08 PM
Add the U.S., Portugal, and Italy to the Browning list.

What Browning firearms are currently made in the U.S.? And where?

The Deer Hunter
May 11, 2007, 09:15 PM
Remington-Ilion, NY(Spartan gunworks is Baikal, Russia btw)

Thompson Center-Rochester NH

Springfield- Springfield, MA

Kel-Tec-Cocoa FL(I think its spelled differently)

Shear_stress
May 11, 2007, 09:47 PM
What Browning firearms are currently made in the U.S.? And where?

I believe the Buckmark is made in your homestate of Utah. The Pro9/40 are made in South Carolina by FNUSA.

Car Knocker
May 11, 2007, 11:28 PM
I believe the Buckmark is made in your homestate of Utah.
I wonder who makes it? Browning doesn't manufacture anything, AFAIK.

scout26
May 12, 2007, 12:52 AM
Springfield- Springfield, MA

Uhhh, nope. It's a muesem http://www.nps.gov/spar/



Springfield Armory (the company that actually makes firearms are in Geneso, Illinois http://www.springfield-armory.com/contactus.php in the Rock River (aka Gun) valley, along with several other manufacturers like Les Baer, Rock River Arms, and Armalite. At least for now, if Gov Blago and Mayor Daley have their way, they relocate with they well paid manufacturing jobs to out of state. I've heard that the potential negative economic impact of them being forced out of state to be somewhere around $20 million per year. And Illinois is about to default on some of it's bonds and other loans. Not to mention the whole budget mess we're in.

Cesiumsponge
May 12, 2007, 01:25 AM
You can get even pickier outside of what country it's produced in

MY AR: Olympia, Washington

For example, while Olympic Arms is based out of Olympia, they have at least several vendors that do machining and similar services all over the state. I know someone that routinely gets orders from Olympic Arms for work on components.

Most companies are set up like that and few do 100% in-house production as it would be pretty expensive. Most subcontract out major components like barrels and various specialty work like swaging, grinding, mold and casting work, anodizing and coatings, etc. Many subcontract out of state or even out of country for certain stuff.

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