OK then, what about pinfires? Pinfire stamp GJ where were they made? and would it be better to label them as SFM being the manufacturer or rather as W.M.B.?[/quote]
When you find a ctge (pf or cf) with GJ hstp I would say made in France.
But this is just my opinion.
Indeed (despite the fact they are in BWM catalogues) I don’t know if BWM imported the ctges from France or also manufactured them.
Regarding French ctges, they were mostly only a few manufacturers.
The biggest ones were:
Ernest Gaupillat (before the fusion with Gevelot to make SFM)
Marcel Gaupillat (only during a few years (1891 till 1914), after it was part of SFM)
Albert Barnier (till about 1930, after it becomes SFM)
Chaudun (at the beginning, after it becomes SFM)
Cartoucherie Nationale (from after WWII till 1960)
Rey Freres (From after WWII)
Cartoucherie Stephanoise was SFM
MGM (founded about 1930) was part of SFM
Tardy, Flobert, Lefaucheux and so on ctges were made by Gevelot/SFM
Robert ctges were made at the beginning by Chaudun anf after by SFM
Manufrance, Manufacture francaise d’armes et cycles de st etienne, Verney Carron, Douillerie francaise, never made any ctge
And so on