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BATFE Annual Firearms Manufacturing And Export Report

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April 10, 2008

BATFE Annual Firearms Manufacturing And Export Report
By GR Staff
Gun manufacturing volume rose slightly from 2005 to 2006, he ATF's latest Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report shows.

The report provides valuable insight into the performance of individual companies and the type of firearms they produce. ATF embargoes the data for one year, so 2006 is the latest data available.

Highlights from the 2006 numbers:

Total firearm production in 2006 increased 3.3 percent, following a 4-percent uptick in 2005. Pistol and rifle production increased the most in 2006, while shotguns posted a slight increase, and revolvers a 14-percent decline.

In 2006, Remington Arms Co. outpaced other U.S. firearm manufacturers, outdistancing other companies by slightly more than 175,000 firearms to top the Gun Reports list of the Top 5 U.S. Manufacturers. This is the sixth straight year Remington has achieved the number-one ranking making only long guns.

Manufacturing 603,279 firearms, Remington led Mossberg (425,761), Smith & Wesson (408,095), Sturm, Ruger (403,272), and Savage (122,438) in total manufacturing.
 

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I'm surprised by the decline in revolvers. I guess more and more people are looking at and into high cap semi's. Not that there's anything wrong with high cap semi's. :D
 

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I'm surprised by the decline in revolvers. I guess more and more people are looking at and into high cap semi's. Not that there's anything wrong with high cap semi's. :D
There are so many good ones to choose from now. With every manufacture trying to get a piece of Bretta's military contract if/when they decide to replace the M9 every one that can make a semi is throwing their hat into the ring. There is a pile of money at stake! And we the shooters benefit. ;)
 

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its a very interesting site if you go to it and look at the break-downs. there's a lot of little custom makers out there to boot. My little dark horse favorite---h&r--- totaled over 150,000 all-togehter i think.....
 

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I lifted this from another site.
That total of 13 .38 Specials has to be wrong!
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You can see the complete detailed information which shows a breakout by caliber at http://www.atf.gov/firearms/stats/index.htm. The reports go back to 1998 and show for every licensed manufacturer including the guys building one a year in their garage.

2006 Ruger Numbers

Pistols
.22 - 52,157
9mm - 22,213
50 ( I think this is anything over 44) - 26,606
TOTAL: 100,976

Revolvers
.22 - 13,133
.32 - 571
.357 - 45,947
38 - 13
.44 - 28,184
50 ( I think this is anything over 44) - 27,445
TOTAL: 115,293

Rifles
196,472

Shotguns
5202
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i saw that as well. Ruger was going thru that reduce inventory/over-head i think in 2005/2006 so i did not think much of it as probably most folks order a .357 anyway. I have not seen a .38spl sp101 new on dealers shelves in quite a while---always seen the .357.
 

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I find the shotgun production a surprise. They make an excellent O/U but with only 5k production it's tough to justify continuing. My Red Label 12 ga is my favorite Ruger and I expect it to last longer than I will. I'd love a 20 ga with a 28 ga BBL.
 
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