What/ Not a single .22 cal Clerke in the bunch?
I'm surprised that the Jennings .22 didn't make it ... they cost $3.00 in materials to make ...
Though I think Lorcin, Bryco, Jennings, Raven Arms, Phoenix arms, etc were all various iterations & spin-offs of the same company that was sued out of existence several times...
Here is an article:
History of Bryco Arms
Bryco Arms/Jennings Firearms Bryco Arms was one of the so-called "Ring of Fire" manufacturers of Saturday Night Special firearms that operated in and around Los Angeles, California. It produced firearms branded as Jennings Firearms at its Irvine, California facility and branded as Bryco Arms at its former Carson City, Nevada facility and at its Costa Mesa, California facility.
Bryco Arms went into bankruptcy in 2003 as a result of losing a lawsuit filed in Oakland, California, which resulted in a jury award of a record $24 million judgment against it. The lawsuit stemmed from an injury to a 12-year old who was attempting to unload the 380 ACP version of the Bryco Arms Model 38 and pulled the trigger with a round still in the gun. An ensuing accidental discharge resulted in paralyzing a young boy named Brandon Maxfield. The jury ruled that the pistol had a design flaw, in that it had to have the trigger pulled to de-cock the striker after unloading the semi-automatic pistol.
Many, if not most, semi-automatic pistols with external hammers utilize a similar design, which has found widespread use since early Colt Firearms first used this method around 1905. Notable among pistols which require hammer decocking is the standard US Military issue pistol for over 70 years, the Colt M1911.
Jimenez Arms Bryco's former foreman, Paul Jimenez, bought the bankrupt Bryco Arms for $510,000 in August 2004, and renamed the company Jimenez Arms. The former Model 380 (the 380 ACP version of the Model 38) was renamed the JA-380, and production of the same semi-automatic pistol design was resumed.
In an ironic twist, the victim of the accidental shooting, Brandon Maxfield, was a runner-up bidder for taking control of the Bryco Arms company, bidding $505,000. If he had the high bid, his plan was to melt all stockpiles of guns and gun parts at the company to make a sculpture and to close the company, firing all of the employees.