Fritz Barthelmes worked over 20 years successfully as a senior designer at the Walther arms factory in Zella-Mehlis.
Fritz Barthelmes died in 1973. His son Martin took over the very modern equipment company. Several patents are the result of his successful work.
The products were exported to almost every country in the world.
Today the Record Firearms GmbH company continues the heritage and production of the famous Record pistols, revolver and air guns.