Can anyone with a knowledge of East Africa, or the former British institutions thereof, tell me if there was ever such as setup as the British East Africa Corporation? And, if so, where its archives may be located? I'm trying, along with others, to trace the background of several sporting rifles dating from the 1920s-30s. All have "Made for BEA Corp" engraved on the barrel; and since all are in, or came from, East Africa, it seems fair to assume that it signifies British East Africa Corp[oration]. We'd like to know the background to any contract that may have been placed for the supply of these rifles. They are pretty well identical, all in 7x64mm Brenneke calibre - a good round for plains game - and were made by Waffen Frankonia of Germany. WF's records for the period are gone, it seems; and an enquiry to the FCO has only met with a "holding" acknowledgement. A biggish raft of former East African game wardens, DCs and the like haven't been able to help so far - but maybe someone on ARRSE can. Thanks in anticipation.