Prvi Partizan

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Prvi Partizan
Native name
Први Партизан
Public limited company
Industry Ammunition
Founded Užice, Serbia (8 May 1998 (1998-05-08))
First founded 1 May 1928
Founder Jakob Posinger
Headquarters Užice, Serbia
Area served
Key people
Dobrosav Andrić
(General director)
Products Ammunition, handloading equipment and supplies
Revenue Decrease 45.37 million (2014)[1]
Decrease €5.10 million (2014)[1]
Total assets Increase €75.55 million (2014)[1]
Total equity Increase €41.07 million (2014)[1]
Owner Government of Serbia (86.63%)
Serbian Development Fund (12.46%)
Jugobanka (bankrupt)(0.91%)[2]
Number of employees

Prvi Partizan (Serbian Cyrillic: Први Партизан, Serbian pronunciation: [přviː partǐzaːn]) is a Serbian manufacturer of ammunition and handloading components, based in Užice, Serbia.

The company was founded in 1928 under the name FOMU - Fabrika Oružja i Municije Užice ("Weapons and Munitions Factory at Užice).[3]

During World War II the decentralized Resistance-run ammunition works run by Tito's partisans was named Prvi Partizan fabrika ("First Partisan factory"). This name was retained after the war when it was moved back to the FOMU facility at Uzice.

The company produces ammunition for civilian and military consumers in a variety of calibers in various loadings. Several ammunition articles list Prvi Partizan as one of the few sources of certain unusual cartridges, such as the 8x56mmR used in the M95/30 variant of the Mannlicher M1895, the 7.92×33mm Kurz cartridge used in the StG 44 rifle, and the 7.65×53mm Argentine cartridge. In early 2009, the company introduced the 8mm Lebel, becoming the first commercial manufacturer in decades to produce it.

Prvi Partizan cartridges carry the headstamp "ППУ" ("PPU"),[4] which stands as abbreviation of the company's name in Cyrilic letters, "Први партизан Ужице" ("Prvi partizan Užice"). Prvi Partizan has made ammunition with the head-stamps PP and PPU.[4]


Handgun cartridges[edit]

Rifle cartridges[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e GODIŠNJI IZVEŠTAJ O POSLOVANJU. Agencija za privredne registre Srbije (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Statistički prikaz vlasništva preduzeća - Prvi Partizan". (in Serbian). Centralni registar depo i kliring hartija od vrednosti. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "History". Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b International Ammunition Association Headstamp Page

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