available on: DVD, USB Stick AND NOW On web


ALL Guides

(Hard copy editions include Free updates via server download to always keep current. Online web version is always updated)


Finally a cartridge headstamp guide that includes headstamp guides for Centerfire and rimfire cartridges up to 20mm.Included is also a very detailed and comprehensive guide of both centerfire and rimfire/Inside guide cartridge pictures and measurements.
It is like 4 books in one, but unlike books and being digital, errors, updates and new additions are always changed or updated.
Updates on USB/DVD are FREE via e-mail download so you do not have to buy new programs or spend more money. The online version will be constantly updated so no need to update at all.

Easy to use DVD/USB with thousands of photo's and drawings to make identification easy. The DVD/USB has is it's own program and has launch features to make operating easy...Simply put in your DVD/USB drive and follow the instructions. Will work with any Windows system, both 32 and 64 bit). Online version works for PC and MAC.

* Large fonts to make reading easy on the eyes.

* Weblinks to modern companies websites.

* Centerfire Guide: 8500+ color & a few B&W photo's / drawings / listings

* Rimfire: 3500+ headstamp and cartridge photo's, including patent ignition cartridges.

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

* 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 for hardcopy

* If errors or new listings, program can be changed unlike a book.

Notice of updates and new additions to the DVD/USB will be posted on this website to notify you so you can ask for email download updates. No need to buy another book or pay for an update. Corrections already displayed on this site are already included on DVD's/USB's being ordered now.

Sorry this Hard copy software will not work with MAC but the new online version will)

Rimfire/Inside Primed Headstamp & ID Guide First released OCTOBER 1, 2009 and has grown to be 15x the original size. Contains more than 1500 Rimfire and IP cartridges and their headstamps, company information, known calibers and dates of production when known. The interactive and searchable guide will also contain a caliber ID section with cartridge photo's (mostly actual photo's not drawings) of most rimfire and inside primed cartridges along with a measurement chart to assist you in determining the caliber of your unknown cartridges.

Included is a pictoral listing of many early, primitive and transitional cartridges.


Rimfire Guide samples below

(though bright background and chart colors have been deleted)


RIMFIRE and Inside Primed Cartridge ID Guide



Centerfire Headstamp & ID Guide

More than 8500 headstamps and cartridge listings. Included is company information, other headstamps used and dates of use when known. Contains links to manufacturers websites, pages to specific country information such as WW2 French and German ammunition marking practices, NATO codes, British L codes etc. A brief history of Modern conflicts and much, much more. The Measurement Guide contains more than 4000 cartridges with cartridge photo's and detailed measurements to help you ID your cartridges.

Centerfire Headstamp Guide Samples


Centerfire Cartridge Measurement Guide

 Rimfire Guide page selection




Special Sections included:
***Section: detailed company history (selected companies who provided information).
***Section for Commonwealth country military codes/Id help (Centerfire only).
***Section of conflicts/wars as these usually enhance cartridge development. Also maps of ciountry borders as they have changed with time.
***Section for specific country headstamp information where a unique system was used (Germany, Sweden, USSR, Italy & France etc.).
  ***DWM numbered headstamp chart (Centerfire only).

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 program 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 program 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  2017

Our University currently has 45 copies of your program 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

Thanks for making such an amazing product. I use it daily in my work and find this a huge asset. US Dept of Justice, USA, June 2015

"I am a DOJ agent in """I use your program at work daily and wish to buy another copy for home use. I have to say this is an amazing tool that has made my job easier. Thank you so much. January 2022

I love the format and searchability. Great pics and so much data in one program. I learn so much every day and I am an experienced collector. I heard you were trying to do an Online version is that True? July, 2023

Payment for all 3 Formats below

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Centerfire and Rimfire Headstamp Guides & Cartridge ID and Measurement Guides on DVD: $75.99 plus $10 world wide shipping. (Through Paypal use link below,  or use my email address to pay through Payoneer)


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Centerfire and Rimfire Headstamp Guides & Cartridge ID and Measurement Guides on USB Drive: $79.99 plus $10 world wide shipping. (Through Paypal use link below,  or use my email address to pay through Payoneer)


Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

(I ship within 48 hours of the order receipt but quote 2-4 weeks due to the various postal systems and where on this planet you reside).

I will ship worldwide with the exceptions of Russia, Belarus, Kazahkstan, Chechnya, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, China, Vietnam, Cuba and North Korea.


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(will work for PC and Mac)

Centerfire & Rimfire Headstamp Guides & Cartridge ID and Measurement Guides Online Version

This guide is now fully up and running. The display of the guide may appear differently on different systems depending upon what video card, monitor or other factors of your system are. Online guide is a one time purchase. Never needs updating as it is being updated daily. You use via username and password so you may use on any computer you need to access the guide. Note, some virus protectors, especially McAffe flag this site as a possible threat. I can assure you this is not the case. I am having coding looked at to avoid this.This website is 100% safe and scure.

 *****IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE, Once purchased you will need to go to the sign in page at www.ccheadstampguide.com and create User ID/Password. Once this has been done, I will have to approved access before you will be able to use the program. I will use the payment receipt as notice and should be able to approve access within 24 hours. Existing DVD/USB customers please email for special discounted pricing.

PRICE: $69.99 $US one time purchase allows lifetime access

To Buy see options below


$69.99 Via PAYPAL


I can also accept payment for $69.99 US through Payoneer using my email of: cartridgecormer13@gmail.com



Mail Order & Non Paypal Pricing methods. I can accept Square, Payoneer, check/cheque worldwide, or EFT within Canada.

Please email for information.


Curtis Steinhauer