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Old 04-23-2001, 06:51 PM
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Bryan has created a rather extensive listing of ordinance codes on his webpage. The address is:

http://www.radix.net/~bbrown/codes_full.html

The main page gives background on German ordnance codes, a table that shows publication dates of the odnance code lists, background on books that have been written on codes and Bryan's work's relationship to them, and how Bryan's lists have been broken down for easier access due to their large size.

Bryan's lists are broken down as follows:

German WWII Alphabetic Ordnance Codes: a-b

German WWII Alphabetic Ordnance Codes: c-e

German WWII Alphabetic Ordnance Codes: f-k

German WWII Alphabetic Ordnance Codes: l-o

German WWII Alphabetic Ordnance Codes: p-z

German WWII Numerical Ordnance Codes

Here are a few examples of his alphabetic ordnance codes:

ak - Munitionsfabriken (formerly Sellier u. Bellot, Prague), Vlasim, Czechoslovakia

avk - Ruhrstahl AG, Brackwede-Bielefeld

ghf - Metallwarenfabrik Klett & Trapp, Zella-Mehlis

qve - Karl Walther, Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia. Possibly a subsidiary factory in Czechoslovakia

Here are a few examples of his numeric ordnance codes:

42 - Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf on the Neckar (replaced by 'byf'). Found on small arms

131 - Deutsche Waffen- u. Munitionsfabrik AG, Berlin-Borsigwalde (superseded by 'asb'). Found on small arms and ammunition

379 - Scharfenberg u. Teubert, Breitungen (replaced by 'eba'). Found on ammunition

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Richard
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Old 04-23-2001, 07:01 PM
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Graham Warrener
MG 131 / FW 190
Wed Mar 21 20:54:09 2001


I have a MG 131 from fuselage of a FW 190. It has following marks
- 131 dov Nr 86745 -

Can anyone tell me what 'dov' means & perhaps suggest a production date?

Thanks / danke
Graham
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Old 04-23-2001, 07:02 PM
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David Ransome
Ordnance Code
Wed Mar 21 21:44:10 2001

Hi,

dov indicates manufacturer : Waffenwerke Bruenn, Wsetin Plant, Czechoslovakia.

Anyone looking for code details try:- www.radix.net/~bbrown/codes_full.html

Very useful and better than looking through some of the rather tatty original lists like mine!

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Dave

(Thanks, Dave. I took your lead to write the summary above.

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Richard)
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Old 01-02-2002, 09:23 PM
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Mikael Olrog
Waffen Amt stamps and manufacturers stamps
Wed Nov 21 20:51:39 2001


Hello,

I'm looking for general information on how the Waffen Amt stamp system worked and for what purpose it was used.

I'm also looking for specific information on what the different stamps means. For example WaA 316, I guess that it identifies a special Waffen Amt (Military reception post) for receiving military goods. Does the stamp indicate that it may be used in fighting activities or were all military material marked - even forks, spoons etc?

Secondly I'm looking for listings of manufacturing stamps like for example:
"cwm" which indicates Luftschiffbau Zeppelin G.m.b.H, Friedrichaffen and
"byw" Johann Schäffer, Stettiner Schraubenwerk, Stettin.

I'm especially interested in Waffen Amt stamps and manufacturing stamps associated with the production of A4/V2 missiles and the equipment used with the missile deployment.

I'd be very grateful in any hints on on-line material or published material in any language.

Many thanks for your help!

Best whishes
/Mikael Olrog
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Old 01-02-2002, 09:24 PM
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Artie Bob
Fertigungskennzeichen für Waffen, Munition und Geräte
Wed Nov 21 22:51:27 2001


There was a list of the three character codes published in 1944 and a copy of this reprinted by Karl R. Pawlas in 1977. This list ends with ozz, so is not complete. The book may be available through some used book dealers or through interlibrary loan. Since this list covers all services, not just Luftwaffe, there may be a chance to locate the list through other German militaria sources. I have received some information through the net, if anyone knows a site where this is available please note it here or at the LWAG.
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Old 01-02-2002, 09:25 PM
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Olivier Lefebvre
Re: Fertigungskennzeichen für Waffen, Munition und Geräte
Thu Nov 22 05:03:03 2001


The table is available here :
http://www.radix.net/~bbrown/codes_full.html

Olivier
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Old 01-02-2002, 09:26 PM
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Mikael Olrog
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Thu Nov 22 17:36:08 2001


Many thanks to you both!

I LOVE internet!

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