Squires Bingham 22 box


#1

What is the headstamp inside? The box is nicely sealed.
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#2

Vlad–The headstamp is a “T”. It stands for the name of the person, Don Celso S. Tuason that bought the company from Roy Squires and William Bingham in November, 1941. Go here for a nice history of the company:

armscor.com.ph/article1.htm


#3

Thanks, Ron. Cool history.
Don Celso’s eldest son, Demetrio “Bolo” Tuason, was chosen to be the Chairman and President of the manufacturing company for firearms and ammunition. Thus, Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) was born.
In February 1985, Armscor opened an office in the United States, calling the new company Armscor Precision (API). At first, the US operations played only a support function, handling
the importation of Armscor products. In 1999, API moved its operations to Nevada and became the sales headquarters for Armscor in America. The company continued to evolve and grow by acquiring one of the leading developers of the M1911 pistol under the Armscor banner — Rock Island Armory. Armscor has become the leader in providing quaility products at competitive prices.
I wonder if there is a royal link.
The Tuasons are the only noble Filipino family, that is they were elevated by the King of Spain Carlos IV to the Spanish nobility by a royal decree of 1782.


#4

George E. Frost’s book, “Ammunition Making” which was published by the NRA, has a chapter on ammunition manufacturing by Armscor.