Austria proof marks after seceond world war
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After the second world war Austria went back to the proof laws of 1928/1929.
During the occupation of British military forces 19451951 the occupation authorities had a demand on manufactoring codes that still is in use as far as I know.
1951 the laws were updated to international standards regarding proof pressures etc. And the same goes 1958 and 1962, in 1958 the marks for the second black powder proof was dropped.
Proof Mark

Valid

Proof House

Type of Proof


1945>

Ferlach

Preliminary first black powder proof


1945>

Vienna

Preliminary first black powder proof


1945>

Ferlach

Preliminary second black powder proof.


1945>

Vienna

Preliminary second black powder proof.


19451958

Ferlach

Final black powder proof.


19451958

Vienna

Final black powder proof.


1945>

Ferlach

Final smokeless proof


1945>

Vienna

Final smokeless proof


1945>

Vienna
&
Ferlach

Foreign guns not tested ackording to Austrian proof laws.


1945>

Vienna
&
Ferlach

Reenforced semi smokeles proof.


Austrian makers numbers, post 1945
The proof house's number, followed by a dot, then by a 2digit number for the year, as: 346.33 for the 346th gun proofed in 1933. During the 1980s a three letter code was adopted, for example: ETR, where the first letter is the month code, the second letter is always a T and the third letter is the year code
Ferlach gunmaker codes, post 1945  xxxx being the maker's serial number
21.xxxx Johann Fanzoj 22.xxxx Josef Hambrusch 23.xxxx Karl Hauptmann 24.xxxx Josef Just 25.xxxx Josef Kruschitz 26.xxxx Jakob Koschat 27.xxxx Simon Kalischnig 28.xxxx Peter Mischitz 29.xxxx Josef Mischitz 30.xxxx Josef Orasche 31.xxxx Michel Pegam 32.xxxx Anton Sodia 33.xxxx Franz Sodia 34.xxxx Johann Sigot 35.xxxx Walter Outschar 36.xxxx Wincenz Urbas 37.xxxx Benedikt Winkler 38.xxxx Gunmaker's Guild 39.xxxx Handgun Technical School 40.xxxx Ludwig Borovnik 41.xxxx Johan Michelitsc 42.xxxx Josef Winkler 43.xxxx Thomas Kulnig 44.xxxx Walter Gratzer 45.xxxx Erich Achatz 46.xxxx Josef Schonlieb 47.xxxx Lorenz Schaschl 48.xxxx Johann Fanzoj 49.xxxx Franz Schmid 50.xxxx Franz Schmied 51.xxxx Gottfreid Juch 52.xxxx Valentin Roesenzopf's sons 53.xxxx Wilfried Glanznig 55.xxxx Herbert Scheiring
Thanks to Peter N for completing this list.
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