A craftsman's signature stamp, discretely placed to identify his work. The following is a selection of touchmarks and other makers' characteristic signatures
Tom Burgess, Metalsmith. B with the date.
Jules Bury, Belgian gunmaker
Norman B Fashingbauer, Stockmaker. Stamped under buttplate
Chad Fossum, custom stockmaker at Shiloh Sharps
Josef Fugger, Engraver (signature)
Alfred Wyss-Gallifent, late master gunmaker, Warrington, PA
Dale Goens signature; and signature checkering pattern
Gary Goudy, master stockmaker, normally stamped inside the barrel channel
Martin Hagn, full-charge gunmaker and designer of the Hagn falling block action. (Touchmark stamped as a cartouche in a dollop of inset gold)
Stephen R. Heilmann, metalsmith and stockmaker (characteristic markings)
Darwin Hensley, stockmaker.
Steven Dodd Hughes, metalsmith and stockmaker (touchmark stamped as a cartouche in a bit of inlaid gold)
Rudolph Kornbrath, engraver (signature)
Joseph Manton, London gunmaker. (Touchmark stamped as a cartouche in a dollop of inset platinum)
John Martz, builder of custom Luger pistols (MSTR: Martz Safety Toggle Release on left; touchmark, on right)
Leonard Mews, stockmaker
Peter Nelson, English gunmaker
Robert G. Owen, gunmaker and stockmaker (his "signature" arrowhead)
Thomas Shelhamer, stockmaker; independent and to Niedner Rifle Co.
William Sukalle, barrelmaker. Top of barrel marking on left. Under chamber touchmark on right.
Doug Turnbull, restoration specialist
Herman Waldron, metalsmith (characteristic markings)
Alvin A. White, engraver (touchmark stamped as a cartouche in a bit of inlaid gold)
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