Sunday, December 4, 2011

In How Many Different Countries Were Your Firearms Manufactured and In What Countries

I figured this would be a sort of fun meme to start up and have go around the gun blogging world. Allow me to lay out the rules. Regarding firearms that you currently own, from how many different countries of manufacture do you own firearms? Let's see, for those who don't get it yet, your guns have to be owned by you right now, you cannot include ones you used to own, hope to own or that are on layaway, etc. Now regarding those and only those, go take a look at them and figure out where they were manufactured. I am not asking you how many guns you have that were made in any particular country but just how many different countries of manufacture your collection covers and that you list those countries.

As far as my guns go, I currently own guns made in nine different countries. Just to make it a bit more interesting I will list the make of the guns from those countries, well one from each country and just note whether or not I also have others from the same country. You can answer how you like, list all of your guns from each country or one as I have done, or none but remember the bottom line is to tell us how many different countries your guns were made in and to name the countries.

Here are the countries in which my guns were manufactured:

1) Germany - Ortgies .32 Auto
2) Hungary - Mosin Nagant M44
3) Italy Beretta - 92SB
4) Philippines - Armscor 14Y
5) Poland - 1955 WZ-48 .22 LR Trainer‏
6) Romania - WASR AK-47
7) United States of America - Smith & Wesson Model 17-8 and several others

8) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Mosin Nagant 91/30
9) Yugoslavia - SKS and at least one other rifle

Now that I think of it, that covers a certain number of continents too, but maybe that is best saved for another meme on another day.

Byt the way, if someone else did this meme before, shame on me for not knowing but you can still give an answer. If no one has thought of it before, then have fun with an original idea from the muddled middle aged mind of Ballseye.

All the best,
Glenn B


Humble wife said...

What a cool idea!

As I am vague on things like this...I will just be impressed by the sheer inventive nature of this meme!

wirecutter said...

Two countries - USA and believe it or not, Turkey.

My coyote shotgun is a full choked 18" barrel (really!) 12 gauge Escort made in Turkey.
Great little gun for shooting in tight areas - sagebrush and manzanita.

Glenn B said...


You make me think you are about to ask a favor, what with a complimentary comment as was your. LOL.

All the best,

Glenn B said...


I always wondered if those Turkish guns were worth it. I sort of figured they might have been and you have confirmed it. After my pension is finally figured out and they start paying me the actual amount as it should be, I will have to check the funds status and see if should get myself an O/U shotgun made in Turkey. Something tells me though that new gun purchases in my retirement will be few and far between but then again prices on the Turkish shotguns are pretty tempting.

All the best,