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Where are guns being made these days?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by storm shadow, May 11, 2007.

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  1. storm shadow

    storm shadow Member

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    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!!
     
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    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: ;)
     
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  3. El Tejon

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    Guns are being made all over the world. Which company's guns are you asking about?:confused:
     
  4. Pilgrim

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  6. springmom

    springmom Member

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    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
     
  7. DogBonz

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    Springfield (1911 Frames... except the highend ones) and Taurus are made in Brazil
     
  8. JoeHatley

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    S&W shotguns: Turkey (I think)

    Joe
     
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    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) :)
     
  10. romma

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    Ironically, many of the places that are big into manufacturing, are the places trying to ban them the most.
     
  11. TallPine

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    My understanding was that Ruger handguns are made in Prescott AZ
     
  12. Dravur

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    I have a Penguin 2000C

    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!
     
  13. storm shadow

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    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
     
  14. heypete

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    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.
     
  15. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    You know, most of those companies have corporate websites with that information listed on it.
     
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    Charter Arms are made in Ohio.
     
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    Add the U.S., Portugal, and Italy to the Browning list.
     
  19. benEzra

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    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)
     
  20. Car Knocker

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    What Browning firearms are currently made in the U.S.? And where?
     
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    Kel-Tec-Cocoa FL(I think its spelled differently)
     
  22. Shear_stress

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

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    I wonder who makes it? Browning doesn't manufacture anything, AFAIK.
     
  24. scout26

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    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.
     
  25. Cesiumsponge

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    You can get even pickier outside of what country it's produced in

    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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