Rimfire/Inside Primed Headstamp & ID Guide released OCTOBER 1, 2009 containing more than 950 Rimfire and IP cartridges and their headstamps, company information and known calibers and dates of production when known. Over 1000 box photo's are also included to assist with dating your cartridges. The interactive and searchable guide will also contain pictures (actual photo's not drawing) of most rimfire and Inside Primed cartridges along with an ID measurement chart to assist you in determining the caliber of your unknown cartridges.


NEW March 26, 2011: Included is a pictoral listing of many Early, primitive and transitional Cartridges.



SAMPLES of the Guide BELOW

 Rimfire Headstamp Guide page selection



RIMFIRE and Inside primed Cartridge ID Guide



Rimfire Cartridge Measurement Guide page selection





Centerfire Headstamp Guide page selection


(Actual cartridge photo's, not drawings) 

 Centerfire Cartridge Measurement Guide page selection



Finally a Cartridge Headstamp guide with Search capabilities.
No more searching through page after page or needing multiple books to find your headstamps.....and Updates are free via e-mail so you do not have to buy new programs or spend more money.

Much better than a book in so many ways.
Easy to use DVD with thousands of Photo's and drawings to make identification easy. The DVD has is it's own program and has launch features to make operating easy...Simply put in your DVD drive and follow the instructions. Will work with any Windows system (Windows 95 or newer...including Windows 7 both 32 and 64 bit). NOT guaranteed to work with MAC.

Professionally designed with Hyper Publish software.

Large fonts to make reading easy on the eyes.

Centerfire Guide: 5500+ color & B&W Photo's / Drawings / Listings

Rimfire: 2800+ Headstamp, cartridge and Box Photo's

Many new headstamps and headstamps that were once previously unknown in other publications are included and new headstamps updated regularly.

Individual listings arranged in a simple chart format.  NO more flipping through page after page trying to cross reference multiple charts.

 Easy, accurate and fully searchable headstamp listings

Updates and new additions to the DVD will be posted on this website to keep this guide current, with no need to buy another book or update. DVD's are updated and corrections done monthly (Free of charge). Corrections already displayed on this site are already included on DVD's being ordered now. Option to have either an updated DVD version burned on your DVD (only charge is for return shipping cost) or free updates are available via email and download.


Special Sections included:

***Section for Bullet tip and annulus colors of various military cartridges (in Centerfire Version only...Rimfire has Bullet ID guide only)
***Section: Detailed Company history (selected companies who provided info).
***Section for Commonwealth country military codes/Id help (Centerfire Only)
***Section for specific Country headstamp information (Germany, Sweden, USSR, Italy & France) (Centerfire Only).
  ***DWM Numbered headstamp chart (Centerfire Only).

*** Headstamp Checklist for most US Manufacturers (Centerfire only, Rimfire guide each Headstamp includes known calibers)

Some feedback quotes/ Testimonials from buyers:
"...easy to read and a lot of information. It is like 5 books in one"....., Minnesota. 2010

"....Really like the search feature, makes what I am looking for easy"....Holland, 2008

" I recently received a copy of your CD and found the information quite
valuable. I work for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms in
Washington, DC as """"" for Firearms & Ammunition Identification
Training. I continually search for information products that would benefit
our special agents who must identify ammunition. We have approximately xxx
Special Agents who testify as firearm & ammunition experts in federal court.
Your product would be of benefit and therefore I would like to  purchase multiple copies
....ATF officer, USA, 2009

"...nice format, easy to read and contains a wealth of info. Thanks for helping us collectors out".....Michigan, 2011.

"I am an ATF special agent in ........ and your CD comes highly recommended.
I wish to buy at least 6 of them for the firearms/ammunition expert
witnesses within the ...... Field Division of ATF."  ....ATF officer, USA

Our University currently has 45 copies of your CD for our forensics training. Can you please provide information on expanding this to a license of 150 units. We find this a very valuable tool for our students. Canada, 2012

Also Included with each Headstamp Guide: Cartridge ID Guide with actual Photos's and measurements of thousands of cartridges. 

Has all the measurements and information required to assist in identifying your cartridges (Case length, Over all length, diameters of: Rim, Neck, Base, and Shoulder. Also includes the year of Introduction when known, cartridge alias' and primer type. Centerfire Guide contains over 2000 actual cartridge photo's, and Rimfire more than 500 to make it even easier to ID. In fact many people buy this simply for all the cartridge photos for identification. 85% of all cartridges in the guide now have Pics with them. This guide includes many of the new cartridges that are not available on-line on this site or in other books. The charts for Centerfire are separated in to groupings and are also fully searchable just like the headstamp guide.

This Program will include up to and including some 25mm/1"cartridges.

The rimfire charts are organized by Rimfire caliber (smallest to largest) and then an Inside Primed cartridge Section.

System requirements:

Windows 95 or higher version.

(Will NOT work with Mac)

**** Credit Cards accepted ****
(through Paypal ONLY)

(Paypal receipt will serve as receipt unless you request a separate invoice.) 


Law Enforcement/Educational:
Licensing of CD for multiple computers available. Please email for quote.



1) Order Centerfire Headstamp Guide & Cartridge ID and Measurement Guide on DVD:
$49.99 plus $5 shipping.


2) Order Rimfire Headstamp Guide & Cartridge ID and Measurement Guide:
$39.99 plus $5 shipping.

(**If you already have the centerfire Guide, an email download of rimfire can be sent at a discount, also saving the shipping fee. email for details**)


3) Order BOTH Centerfire and Rimfire Headstamp Guides & Cartridge ID and Measurement Guides on DVD: $74.99 plus $5 shipping.

(If you need on CD Rom please add $5 for 2nd disk needed, otherwise will come on DVD)


Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

(I ship within 48 hours of the order receipt but quote the 2-4 weeks due to the Postal systems)


Mail Order Pricing:

Printable Order form

Payment accepted:
North American Sales: Check/Cash/International Money Order
(No US domestic green Postal Money orders accepted.)

International Orders: International Money order or cash accepted. 

Please make checks/Money orders payable to: Curtis Steinhauer


Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

(I ship within 48 hours of the order receipt  but quote the 2-4 weeks due to the Postal systems)


Mail payments to:

Curtis Steinhauer
80 Bridleridge Gardens SW
Calgary, AB, T2Y 4C9


P.O's accepted
for US State, Canadian and US Federal Government agencies.
European Federal Government agencies.
(net 30 Days only.) 

Law Enforcement/Educational:

Discounted Licensing of DVD for multiple computers available. Please email.



Curtis Steinhauer