Henry 'Hy' Hunter was the original proprietor of the American Weapons Corporation of Burbank CCA, but his name was often used on products and is frequently regarded as a brand name. The American Weapons Corporation vanished in the 1970's.
Hy Hunter Firearms Company Inc. of Hollywood and Burbank, California imported and distributed a wide variety of firearms. The Hy Hunter Frontier Six Shooter was a low cost Western style single action .22LR revolver that was manufactured in Germany by Rohm.
Hy Hunter and EMF were early distributers of Great Westerns, manufactured in the USA (see Great Western category). The first revolvers made by Great Western were the poorly made .22's but they improved quickly after that, and even Elmer Kieth commented on the improvements. Great Western added a number of major calibers including .45 colt, 44-40 .357 and .44 magnums. Great Western sixguns were totally American Made. Later Hunter also brought in the very well made German J.P. Sauer & Sohn "Hawes" versions. So the brand "Hy Hunter" and various other brands that were distributed by "Hy Hunter" are
not necessarily from the same makers, even though they are Western style single action revolvers that may look similar. Basically they are all Colt Model P or 1873 Single Action Army clones or at least of similar design.