2006 American Rifle Production Report, Top 100


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Harry Tuttle
February 12, 2008, 02:36 PM
I reparsed the PDF from the BATFE
http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/stats/afmer/afmer2006.pdf
_________Rifles
_________Manufactured
Rank_____Y 2006_______License Name________________State

01_______226761_______MARLIN FIREARMS COMPANY, THE_______CT
02_______196466_______STURM, RUGER & COMPANY, INC_______NH
03_______172034_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______NY
04_______132687_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______KY
05_______122438_______SAVAGE ARMS, INC_______MA
06_______106243_______ARGUS PUBLICATIONS INC_______NY
07________67869_______H&R 1871, LLC_______MA
08________59566_______THOMPSON CENTER ARMS CO INC_______NH
09________47466_______DEFENSE PROCUREMENT MFG SERVICES INC_______MN
10________42212_______KEYSTONE SPORTING ARMS INC_______PA
11________41430_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______ME
12________26912_______O F MOSSBERG & SONS INC_______CT
13________22120_______STAG ARMS LLC_______CT
14________21522_______LEGACY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______NV
15________17554_______ROCK RIVER ARMS INC_______IL
16________16273_______CENTURY ARMS INC_______VT
17________16035_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS BFI/QUALITY PARTS CO_______ME
18________15400_______BEEMILLER INC_______OH
19________13675_______SPRINGFIELD INC_______IL
20________10758_______ARMALITE INC_______IL
21_________9653_______KIMBER MFG INC_______NY
22_________8480_______COLT DEFENSE LLC_______CT
23_________7542_______KEL TEC CNC INDUSTRIES INC_______FL
24_________7334_______OLYMPIC ARMS INC_______WA
25_________5941_______VULCAN ARMS INC_______MN
26_________5628_______ATEK MANUFACTURING LLC_______MN
27_________5593_______SAEILO, INC_______MA
28_________4650_______SMITH & WESSON CORP_______MA
29_________4356_______AERO PRECISION INC_______WA
30_________4139_______ROGUE RIFLE COMPANY, INC_______ID
31_________3754_______ARSENAL USA I, LLC_______TX
32_________3606_______BARRETT FIREARMS MFG INC_______TN
33_________3534_______DOUBLE STAR CORP_______KY
34_________3372_______D C INDUSTRIES INC_______MN
35_________2803_______COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA INC_______MT
36_________2558_______SUPERIOR ARMS, INC_______IA
37_________2394_______LAUER, STEVEN MICHAEL_______WI
38_________2161_______CMMG INC_______MO
39_________2115_______J L D ENTERPRISES INC_______CT
40_________1967_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______AZ
41_________1807_______GROVE, TODD ANDREW_______OH
42_________1707_______AMEETEC ARMS LLC_______AZ
43_________1584_______ARSENAL INC_______NV
44_________1406_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INC_______AZ
45_________1292_______DS ARMS INC_______IL
46_________1268_______SABRE DEFENCE INDUSTRIES LLC_______TN
47_________1029_______DOUBLE DEUCE INC_______IA
48_________1004_______MAGNUM RESEARCH, INC_______MN
49__________997_______H S PRECISION INC_______SD
50__________679_______ARMS TECHNOLOGY INC_______UT
51__________634_______POWDER RIVER RIFLE CO INC_______MT
52__________557_______HIGH STANDARD MANUFACTURING CO INC_______TX
53__________538_______COBB MANUFACTURING INC_______GA
54__________530_______DAKOTA ARMS, INC_______SD
55__________515_______ZDF IMPORT/EXPORT, LLC_______UT
56__________506_______MONTANA RIFLE CO_______MT
57__________501_______BAT MACHINE CO INC_______ID
58__________479_______BEATY, DAVID LEE_______AZ
59__________434_______EXCEL INDUSTRIES INC_______CA
60__________405_______ALLIED ARMAMENT, INC._______OR
61__________395_______CAVALRY ARMS CORP_______AZ
62__________383_______KELBLY'S RIFLE RANGE INC_______OH
63__________363_______TNW FIREARMS INC_______OR
64__________360_______LRB OF LONG ISLAND INC_______NY
65__________349_______ANDREWSKI, STANLEY J JR_______NH
67__________333_______WILSONS GUN SHOP INC_______AR
68__________315_______EWBANK MANUFACTURING INC_______AZ
69__________300_______LEINAD INC_______TN
70__________283_______K B I INC_______PA
71__________277_______AWI LLC_______CO
72__________275_______LEWIS MACHINE & TOOL CO_______IL
73__________268_______CALICO LIGHT WEAPON SYSTEMS_______OR
74__________262_______BOBCAT WEAPONS INC_______AZ
75__________259_______MC KEE, INC_______MD
76__________247_______NOSLER, INC_______OR
77__________230_______LAWTON MACHINE LLC_______MT
78__________228_______SPIKE'S TACTICAL LLC_______FL
79__________203_______THOMPSON, RICHARD N_______FL
80__________197_______ED BROWN CUSTOM, INC_______MO
81__________191_______WISE LITE ARMS INC_______TX
82__________187_______MCMILLAN BROS RIFLE CO, INC_______AZ
83__________181_______WILSON TACTICAL LLC_______AR
84__________179_______SNS INDUSTRIES INC_______WA
85__________171_______BALOGH JAMES_______OH
86__________160_______MELVIN FORBES ENTERPRISES LLC_______WV
87__________144_______DURDA, CHESTER GEORGE_______AZ
89__________138_______SAWYER, STEVEN RANDOLPH_______MN
90__________137_______JP ENTERPRISES INC_______MN
91__________128_______FRIEND, MICHAEL L_______OK
92__________121_______SERBU FIREARMS INC_______FL
93__________118_______SAFETY HARBOR FIREARMS INC_______FL
94__________114_______RALEIGH, DARIN EUGENE_______MO
95__________109_______RHINELAND ARMS INC_______TX
96__________103_______E & L MANUFACTURING INC_______OR
97__________102_______WILD WEST GUNS, LLC_______AK
98___________97_______LAND WARFARE RESOURCES CORP_______VA
99___________92_______POULIOTTE, GEORGE R & POULIOTTE, BETTY F_______FL
100__________87_______HORN, CHRISTOPHER & KIM_______AZ

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azredhawk44
February 12, 2008, 02:48 PM
Interesting statistics.

Marlin is #1, huh? Wow. I would've bet Ruger would have been, with their 10/22 being the more "pushed" product than the Model 60/795 .22 rifle.

Weird to see Thompson-Center making more rifles than Colt Defense.

Also, Cavalry Arms makes one of the most inexpensive AR lowers out there... they only sold 395 of these in 2006? I find that very hard to believe.

Also, who is Argus?

dr0
February 12, 2008, 03:01 PM
Remington has two lines. If you add them up they are bigger than Marlin. Kinda a moot point now that Remington bought Marlin.

32winspl
February 12, 2008, 03:05 PM
I was quite surprised to see that the number of firearms sold totaled fewer than 1000 before even getting down to #50. Also, considering the apparently massive advertising budget of Kimber, sales totaled fewer than 10,000 units. I wonder how much that adds to their high prices.
Thanks for the post.

Harry Tuttle
February 12, 2008, 04:43 PM
heck, Cerberus
controls Remington, Bushmaster, Cobb & DMPS

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management will buy closely held firearms maker Remington Arms for $118 million, the companies said Thursday.
As part of the acquisition of Remington, which makes guns for hunting and for police and military uses, Cerberus has agreed to assume $252 million of debt, including a revolving credit line and subordinated notes.

Harry Tuttle
February 12, 2008, 04:52 PM
Deal positions Marlin and its various brands for growth
Madison, North Carolina – December 26, 2007 – Remington Arms Company, Inc. (“Remington” or “ the Company”) the only manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition for Hunting, Law Enforcement/Security, Government & Military applications in the United States, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Marlin Firearms Company, Inc. (“Marlin”). The transaction is expected to close by the end of January 2008.

Harry Tuttle
February 12, 2008, 04:57 PM
01_______226761_______MARLIN FIREARMS COMPANY, THE_______CT

03_______172034_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______NY

04_______132687_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______KY

09________47466_______DEFENSE PROCUREMENT MFG SERVICES INC_______MN

11________41430_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______ME

17________16035_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS BFI/QUALITY PARTS CO_______ME


40_________1967_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______AZ


44_________1406_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INC_______AZ

53__________538_______COBB MANUFACTURING INC_______GA

Total: 640,324/1,496,505

mp510
February 12, 2008, 05:30 PM
Also, Cavalry Arms makes one of the most inexpensive AR lowers out there... they only sold 395 of these in 2006? I find that very hard to believe.
I believe that the figures are for complete rifles, not stripped recievers (which are not FAET taxed).

PercyShelley
February 12, 2008, 08:13 PM
Who is Argus Publications and what do they make?

ugaarguy
February 12, 2008, 08:45 PM
Don't forget Marlin subsidiary H&R

01_______226761_______MARLIN FIREARMS COMPANY, THE_______CT

03_______172034_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______NY

04_______132687_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______KY

07________67869_______H&R 1871, LLC_______MA

09________47466_______DEFENSE PROCUREMENT MFG SERVICES INC_______MN

11________41430_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______ME

17________16035_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS BFI/QUALITY PARTS CO_______ME


40_________1967_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______AZ


44_________1406_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INC_______AZ

53__________538_______COBB MANUFACTURING INC_______GA

Total: 640,324/1,496,505
Total (Incl H&R) 708,193/1,496,505

ugaarguy
February 12, 2008, 08:46 PM
Double Tap

pbrktrt
February 12, 2008, 08:56 PM
where the heck is Weatherby?

modifiedbrowning
February 12, 2008, 09:08 PM
25_________5941_______VULCAN ARMS INC_______MN
That is scary right there.

TimboKhan
February 12, 2008, 09:11 PM
Also, considering the apparently massive advertising budget of Kimber, sales totaled fewer than 10,000 units. I wonder how much that adds to their high prices.
Thanks for the post.

This report doesn't reflect guns sold, it reflects guns manufactured. Theoretically, Kimber could have sold zero guns, despite having made 9652. Plus, you have to remember that this particular part of the report just reflects Kimber rifles, not overall output. That doesn't surprise me, really. Kimber rifles are pretty freaking expensive, and it makes sense to me that they make relatively few of them. If you look through the entire report, you will find that Kimber manufactured a total of 60,618 pistols, which is quite a few. It's nothing compared to S&W's total of 223,017 handguns manufactured though...

JohnBT
February 12, 2008, 09:23 PM
Argus = Henry

JohnBT
February 12, 2008, 09:27 PM
"where the heck is Weatherby?"

Do they actually manufacture any guns in the U.S.?

JT

Harry Tuttle
February 12, 2008, 09:54 PM
Weatherbys are made by Atek
26_________5628_______ATEK MANUFACTURING LLC_______MN
http://www.atekmanufacturing.com/s/content/s/about/customers

so Cerberus controls 50 percent of the US rifle manufacturing
708,193/1,496,505

Harry Tuttle
February 12, 2008, 09:55 PM
For Purposes Of This Report Only, "production" Is Defined As:
Firearms, Including Separate Frames Or Receivers, Actions Or
Barreled Actions, Manufactured And Disposed Of In Commerce
During The Calendar Year.

Wes Janson
February 12, 2008, 11:40 PM
Damn, half of all domestic rifle production is owned by one company.

That really does send a shiver down my spine...

TheLaxPlayer
February 12, 2008, 11:52 PM
72__________275_______lewis Machine & Tool Co_______il

:D

Onmilo
February 13, 2008, 12:02 AM
LMT
Considering maybe 1% of owners post anything about their firearms on the Net, That means three people are talking up the laurels of Lewis Machine and Tool while slamming the biggest players in the game! :D

Anybody think Cerberus might know what they are doing????

gunnerh
February 13, 2008, 12:16 AM
Harry are the figures of imports in the report?

Harry Tuttle
February 13, 2008, 12:25 AM
No import data but there is export data

Bushmaster builds more rifles in a day
then some makers build in a year...

I gather if Bushmaster wants the lions share of any subcontracted assemblies like bolts

they will get them

Harry Tuttle
February 13, 2008, 12:26 AM
10________42212_______KEYSTONE SPORTING ARMS INC_______PA

guess what they build...

TheLaxPlayer
February 13, 2008, 12:42 AM
10________42212_______KEYSTONE SPORTING ARMS INC_______PA

guess what they build...

Crappy beer?

gunnerh
February 13, 2008, 01:26 AM
Keystone builds the little .22 Single Shot the Cricket (sp?).

mudstud
February 13, 2008, 02:10 AM
I looked thru the ATF report for either USRA or Winchester, and didn't find anything. I wonder how this jives with reports Winchester was feverishly churning out shoddy rifles, up until they closed the plant March 28th, 2006, I believe it was. Guess they didn't build any rifles in 2006 at all. Interesting. Looks like all the Winchesters that miraculously showed up during the spring and summer of 2006, had been lounging around distributors warehouses since 2005.

TimboKhan
February 13, 2008, 03:48 AM
For Purposes Of This Report Only, "production" Is Defined As:
Firearms, Including Separate Frames Or Receivers, Actions Or
Barreled Actions, Manufactured And Disposed Of In Commerce
During The Calendar Year.

I have no idea if that was meant to reference me, but it would be important to note that the last part of that refers to the gun companies selling the stock to retailers, not necessarily consumers buying the guns. The qualifier here is that Ruger, as far as I know, does not sell directly to the public. Surgeon (with only 18 rifles manufactured in 2006), on the other hand, probably does. If Joes Gun Shack buys 50 Rugers, that is a whole different thing than saying that consumers bought 50 Rugers. I mean, Pontiac built a whole lot of Azteks, sold a whole bunch to dealers, but you don't see a whole lot of Azteks on the road, do you?

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