I have the following inerted 6.5 x53R Dutch Mannlicher with the; ‘B,’ in the headstamp. I believe the; ‘B,’ indicates the brass supplier: Carl Berg; Werdohl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
From Joost: July 2007, regarding: “known brass suppliers.”
“S = Schweizerische Metallwerke Selve & Co
FN = Fabrique nationale
Gr = G. Roth (logo)
B = Carl berg hagen Werdohl Germany
BS = Basse & Selve Messingwerke Altona Germany
X = Gorham manufacturing company New York. USA
22D AI = Kupfer und Messingwerke A.G Hirsch, Berlin Germany
A lot more letter codes were used but are unknown.”
From searching through previous IAA Forum notes, I understand that Carl Berg was joined with Basse & Selve and Carl Heckmann to form Berg-Heckmann-Selve AG, between 1935 and 1937.
I believe the above information was from an earlier Forum discussion but, frustratingly; I can’t find it again.
The above example is dated 1935 and therefore, should fall within the; Berg-Heckmann-Selve AG venture period.
The cartridge, as I understand it, is from: Artillerie-Inrichtingen.
Is there any new information regarding the relationship between AI and Carl Berg (Berg-Heckmann-Selve AG) and what the partners manufactured, or provided?