JB, my answer was entirely related to the Second World War period. More recently, and into the current period, there were and are government run armament factories.That pretty much sums up an answer to the question.
"Under the Crown" was the only thing I could think of to call the sphere of British influence at varying times and differing regions. With the rich history, convoluted as it is, along with what some might call.....I think 'convoluted' covers all that.
As far as there being a reference to once possibly being a former ordnance facility, was that during the period of the ZA/Israel military partnership and UN sanctions/interference.? If so, that doesn't count within the gist of the original query.
Do you have a title for the book by Brig. H A Young?Ian Skennerton has a list of Indian and Sub-Continent Manufacturers in The Broad Arrow, Mk2, pgs. 64/65.
Not small arms, but the East India Company had many Arsenals and Manufactories for Ordnance and Gunpowder, some of which continued in use following the Mutiny.
There is a book on the subject by Brig. H A Young, who was Director of Ordnance Factories, 1917 - 1920.
thanks for that,It's a book held by the RA Museum but re-printed by www.naval-military-press.com, entitled 'The East India Company's Arsenals & Manufactories', originally published February, 1937, 243pgs., Brigadier-General H A Young. Well indexed.
ISBN 9 781845 740207, but may be still available from NMP.
I attach an example of one of the many archival document copies in my possession. During WW II South Africa produced numerous minor SMLE parts including handguard caps, nose caps magazine cases, swivels, extractors, various screws, butt plates, etc, etc. Barrels were manufactured from towards the end of the war.