Gmbh in Suhl, Germany obtained the patent rights from Chylewski and manufactured a very few specimens under their name until the company was sold to Aktiengesellschaft Lignose, a holding company in Berlin with interests in explosives and ammunition, in 1921.
After Lignose took over the Bergmann facility, it continued to manufacture six different models of Bergmann pistols.
It has been estimated that Lignose may have made as many as 40,000 of these handguns, but that has never been verified.
After Lignose took over the Bergmann facility, they continued to manufacture six different models of Bergmann pistols.
Apparently, Bergmann produced from 9,000 to 10,000 of all six models prior to the sale of the business to Aktiengesellschaft Lignose.
I have a well-traveled, well-worn Lignose Model 2A (and no, it is most certainly not one of my favorite carry pistols).
62x17mm cartridge, about which Western authorities knew little until I was exposed to it, the Type 77 pistol is very much a reincarnation of the Lignose Einhandpistole.