German WWII Numerical Ordnance Codes

Last Updated 02/04/2010

Updates 01/01/2000

Information from sources other than John Walter or Pawlas are identified with the relevant entries. BCN = K98k Bayonet Collector's Network.

Updates 12/04/99

The following table lists the German numerical ordnance codes used in World War II. As usual, I'm not responsible for incorrect information, just for errors in transcription. Please report any errors to me.

Information with strike-out marks like this came from Wirnsberger's book, and the uncorrected information comes from either John Walter's or Pawlas' books (see German WWII Ordnance Codes). Since so few of the numerical codes have been positively identified, the following list contains all the numerical codes listed in John Walter's book along with a short description of the items on which the codes are found.

Often the numerical code is preceeded by a letter such as P (for Patronen, or ammunition cartridge). The manufacturer, however, is identified by the numerical code.

German WWII Numerical Ordnance Codes
CodeManufacturer
14Unknown. Found on ammunition components
25Unknown. Found on ammunition components ; reported in the August 2000 issue of DWJ to be Metallwerke Treuenbrietzen seit 1925
27B. Geipel GmbH, Waffenfabrik Erma, Erfurt (replaced by ayf); alternatively Feinmechanische Werke, Erfurt (superseded by 'ax'). Found on K98k rifles
28Deutsche Waffen- u. Munitionsfabrik AG, Karlsruhe-Durlach (replaced by 'faa'). Found on small arms ammunition and P08 pistols
34Unknown. Found on ammunition
42Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf on the Neckar (replaced by 'byf'). Found on small arms
52Unknown. Found on small arms components
67H. Uttendorfer Utendoerffer, Nuernberg. Found on ammunition
69 Selier u. Bellot, Schoenebeck on the Elbe Patronen-, Zuendhuetchen-, u. Metallwarenfabrik, Schoenebeck an der Elbe, superseded by 'ad'. Found on ammunition
94Kabel- u. Metallwarenfabrik Neumeyer AG, Nuernberg (superseded by 'va'). Found on ammunition
98 Unknown Ostdeutsche Fahrzeugfabrik, Stolp. Found on small arms magazines
120Dynamit AG, Hannover-Empelde (replaced by 'emp'). Found on ammunition; reported in the August 2000 issue of DWJ to be Lindener Tonwaren- und Patronenfabrik, Empelde (in 1927 aquired by RWS)
122 Hugo Schmeisser C.G. Haenel, Suhl; replaced by 'fxo'. Found on small arms components
131Deutsche Waffen- u. Munitionsfabrik AG, Berlin-Borsigwalde (superseded by 'asb'). Found on small arms and ammunition
132Unknown. Found on ammunition; reported in the August 2000 issue of DWJ to be Kopp, Salzwedel
147J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl (superseded by 'ce'). Found on small arms
150Unknown. Found on ammunition
151 Rheinisch-Westfaelische Sprengstoffwerke, Nuernberg-Stadeln (eventually replaced by 'dnf'). Found on ammunition
152Unknown. Found on ammunition
153Unknown. Found on ammunition
154Polte-Werke, Lueneburg Gruenberg (replaced by 'auy'). Found on small arms components and ammunition
155Believed to have been used by E. & F. Hoerster, Solingen, on SG84/98
160Unknown. Found on ammunition
162Unknown. Found on ammunition
163Selters Metallwarenfabrik. Found on ammunition
172Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
173Believed to have been Elite-Diamantwerk of Siegmar-Schoenau bei Chemnitz. Found on SG84/98
174Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
175Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
176Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
177Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
178Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98; probably Gebr. Heller, per the BCN
181Hugo Schneider AG, Altenburg Leipzig (superseded by 'wa'). Found on ammunition
184Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
185Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
186Unknown. Found on ammunition
198Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen Treuenbrietzen, Belsig (superseded by 'hld'). Found on ammunition
207Metallwarenfabrik Odertal GmbH, Oderta (replaced by 'bne'). Found on ammunition
208Unknown. Found on ammunition chargers
224Unknown. Found on ammunition
237 Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf on the Neckar Berlin-Luebecker Maschinenfabrik, Luebeck. Found on K98k rifles
238Unknown. Found on SG84/98
239Unknown, Solingen. Found on SG84/98
240Unknown. Found on SG84/98
242Unknown. Found on SG84/98
243Mauser-Werke AG, Berlin-Borsigwalde (superseded by 'ar'). Found on K98k rifles
244Unknown. Found on SG84/98
245'J.Sch' (J. Schmidt, Riemberg?). Found on SG84/98
249Finower Industriewerk, Finow. Found on ammunition
265Unknown. Found on ammunition
270Unknown. Found on ammunition
274Unknown. Found on ammunition chargers
287Unknown. Found on small arms components
315 Marisches Walzwerk GmbH, Stramberg Maerkisches Walzwerk, Strausberg; superseded by 'eej'. Found on ammunition and chargers
316Westfaelische Metallindustrie, Lippstadt (eventually replaced by 'dom'). Found on ammunition and fuses
327Unknown. Found on ammunition chargers
334Mansfeld AG, Rothenburg an der Saale (superseded by 'fb'). Found on ammunition
337Unknown. Found on small arms. Note that Pawlas says this is the code for Gustloff Werke, Weimar
340 Metallwarenfabrik Metallwerke Silberhuette, St. Andreasberg (superseded by 'hhw'). Found on ammunition and chargers
345Unknown. Found on ammunition
346H. Huck, Nuernberg (superseded by 'eom'). Found on ammunition
359Unknown. Found on small arms components
369Unknown. Found on ammunition
370Unknown. Found on ammunition, frequently confused with '379'
379Scharfenberg u. Teubert, Breitungen (replaced by 'eba'). Found on ammunition
382Unknown. Found on ammunition
397Unknown. Found on ammunition
398Unknown. Found on ammunition
400Unknown. Found on ammunition chargers
405Dynamit AG, Durlach (superseded by 'dnh'). Found on ammunition
413Unknown. Found on ammunition
414Unknown. Found on ammunition
416Unknown. Found on ammunition chargers
417Unknown. Found on ammunition
423Unknown. Found on ammunition chargers
442Unknown. Found on ammunition
452Unknown. Found on ammunition chargers
457Unknown. Found on ammunition
480Carl Walther, Zella-Mehlis (superseded by 'ac'). Found on small arms
490Unknown. Found on ammunition and chargers
491Unknown. Found on ammunition
635Munitionsfabrik Woellersdorf, Wien. Found on ammunition and chargers
660Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, Steyr, Austria (superseded by 'bnz'). Found on small arms
757Unknown. Found on ammunition
925 Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf on the Neckar Allegedly used by a factory in occupied Czechoslovakia, run under the supervision of Mauser-Werke AG. Found on small arms
945Waffenfabrik Bruenn AG, Brno, Czechoslovakia. Found on small arms
959Unknown. Found on small arms magazines
963Unknown. Found on small arms


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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

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