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How many of what types of firearms are sold?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GuyWithQuestions, Jan 26, 2008.

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  1. GuyWithQuestions

    GuyWithQuestions Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knows the numbers, or a link, for what percentage of the various firearm types are actually sold? For example, (blank) percentage are handguns - % semi's/revolvers, percent rifles, shotguns, military-style semi's, machine guns, etc. And not what percentage of the actual money comes from selling which firearms, but the percentage of the actual number of firearms sold, in the U.S.? I was just really curious.
     
  2. Baba Louie

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    http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/stats/index.htm

    Closest gathering of available information I've ever found and as you can see it's a few years in catching up (2005 latest year of info on display). Even then you'll have to do some figuring as they are listed by mfg, then by type.

    I suppose that if you are a member of the NSSF, http://www.nssf.org/ you can gain some access to pertinant information concerning how many of these, how many of those, etc.
     
  3. Librarian

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    Nah - first page lists them by type - pistol/revolver, then groups by caliber, then rifles, shotguns.
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    ANNUAL FIREARMS MANUFACTURING AND EXPORT REPORT 
    YEAR 2005** 
    MANUFACTURED 
     
       PISTOLS                   REVOLVERS 
    TO .22 139,475           TO .22 68,856 
    TO .25 10,455             TO .32 75,337  
    TO .32 29,024             TO .357 MAG 68,476 
    TO .380 107,386         TO .38 SPEC 110,486 
    TO 9MM 369,236         TO .44 MAG 44,405 
    TO .50 273,731           TO .50 67,935 
      
    TOTAL 929,307            TOTAL 435,495 
     
    RIFLES 1,431,366 
    SHOTGUNS 709,313 
    MISC. FIREARMS 23,179 
    
    EXPORTED 
    PISTOLS 28,358 
    REVOLVERS 57,391 
     
    RIFLES 92,113 
    SHOTGUNS 46,129 
    MISC. FIREARMS 7,988 
    
    PREPARED BY EYR 10/01/2007 
     
     '***   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.
     
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    The one problem with the ATF data is that it is only for U.S. manufacturers.
     
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    www.shootingindustry.com/Pages/SpecRep1.html

    "Imports, long a part of the U.S. firearm market, are an important element in the recent sales surge. Using U.S. manufacturing data from the ATF and import numbers from the Foreign Trade Division (page 42), there were 4,858,493 firearms available for sale in the United States in 2005. "

    The top manufacturers in 2005, the numbers of firearms they produced and their change from 2004, were:


    • Remington Arms: 611,383 (+3.2%)
    • Ruger: 413,655 (-7.17%)
    • Smith & Wesson: 310,202 (+31.71%)


    The top handgun manufacturers:
    • Smith & Wesson: 310,202 (+31.71%)
    • Ruger: 184,008 (-2.8%)
    • Springfield: 126,188 (+10.07%).


    The top rifle producers in 2005 were:
    • Remington: 302,272 (+10.42%)
    • Ruger: 218,180 (-12.34%)
    • Marlin: 205,479 (+9.91%).


    The top three shotgun companies:
    • Remington: 309,112 (-3.31%)
    • Mossberg: 199,852 (-4.06%
    • H&R 1871: 86,958 (-25.26%).
     
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