Austrian Gunmakers?


Art Eatman
September 11, 2007, 11:26 PM
What manufacturers are based in Austria? Guns, scopes, etc.


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September 11, 2007, 11:27 PM
Glock for one.

Steyr & Mannlicher as well.

September 11, 2007, 11:29 PM
Steyr Mannlicher

chris in va
September 11, 2007, 11:29 PM
What is Steyr.

Shoot, krochus beat me to the button.

September 11, 2007, 11:31 PM
Swarovski and Kahles are two Austrian scope manufacturers.

max popenker
September 12, 2007, 03:15 AM
There are also more than few smaller gunmakers that work in the Ferlach area. But i expect that most of their creations cost apiece more than a truckload of Glocks - they usually produce some mighty fine custom hunting rifles on Mauser or Mannlicher mag-fed actions or single-shots.

max popenker
September 12, 2007, 03:17 AM
What is Steyr
Steyr is the city in the Austria that host former state-owned rifle factory, which is famous for making Mannlicher and Mauser-type rifles for both world wars. Now the Steyr-Mannlicher arms factory is a part of the industrial conglomerate Steyr-Daimler-Puch, and it makes hunting rifles under "Mannlicher" trade marks, and "military" / defensive weapons under trade mark "Steyr" (pistols, sniper rifles, assault rifles - the AUG series)

September 12, 2007, 04:45 AM
Voere is another.


September 12, 2007, 07:43 AM

September 12, 2007, 07:58 AM

Peter Hofer

September 12, 2007, 08:30 AM
Hirtenberger Ammunition.

September 12, 2007, 09:41 AM
There are some amazing gunmakers in Austria; at the last IWA show I went to, I saw some beautiful rifles made by Johann Fanzoj ( ), and, if you want something REALLY unusual (like a side-by-side bolt-action), check out Gerhard Fuchs' Fine Guns ( ).

September 12, 2007, 10:53 AM
Nice, very nice. Thanks for the links.

Aw, what the heck. One more time, Peter Hofer's Hummingbird double rifle.
Only 2.2 pounds.

Ala Dan
September 12, 2007, 02:37 PM
Steyr is also the company that has supplied arms/weapons to Iran, and used
against American and Allied forces in Iraq and Afaganistan. I will never, ever
own one of their weapons~! ;):D

September 12, 2007, 02:40 PM
Did not know that Ala Dan. I am glad I do not own one and will not purchase one.

Now, down to important, it's that time of the year stuff.

ROLL TIDE :evil:

September 12, 2007, 02:51 PM
that hummingbird rifle is amazing.

September 12, 2007, 03:55 PM
I'm Austrian by immediate descent, and I've built a few guns.

Does that count?

September 12, 2007, 05:48 PM
Didn't you Americans sell weapons to Iran some years ago yourself? 1987? Or even Afghanistan in the "Soviet-Afghan" war? Hyp...Never mind.

September 12, 2007, 06:38 PM
that hummingbird rifle is amazing.

Too pretty to shoot.

September 12, 2007, 07:27 PM
Didn't you Americans sell weapons to Iran some years ago yourself? 1987? Or even Afghanistan in the "Soviet-Afghan" war?Yep. And a whole lot of others. One of the problems with "Sleeping with the enemy" is the sleeping is sometimes done before he's the enemy.

September 12, 2007, 07:27 PM
Before engaging in fits of outrage at Steyr let's remember that ATTC (an American company in which Poppy Bush and Baker held stock) sold Saddam the seed stock for his germ weapon program. When perceived to be in our interest the USA gave the same people who now want to kill all of us Stinger MANPADs. Oh, and lately the USA has supplied Palestinian Islamic fundamentalists with M4s, which are in turn used on our Israeli allies. Steyr is an Austrian company and under no obligation to take orders from the State Department. The idea that the whole world must kowtow to the American Government is supreme arrogance. No, I don't support the Islamofascist Terrorists. I despise them and wish that this nation would cease half measures and act like we really ARE at war. BTW, my Steyr S9 has been through hundreds of rounds without any malfunctions. I trust it to work and place my shots where I aim.

September 12, 2007, 08:04 PM
"Didn't you Americans sell weapons to Iran some years ago yourself? "

Not me, I couldn't get a permit. :)

The Iranian family down the street that ran the local market said they'd deliver them... and shoot the bullets at what's-his-name-the-president.

.22 Hornet or .17 HMR

"Specially developed Peter Hofer side lever system with double underlug.

Every single part was crafted from the full material especially for this round body double barrel rifle. Every part in this double barrel rifle is newly developed and cannot be compared to the parts in a traditionally built model.

The fascination of shooting this perfectly balanced double barrel rifle is indescribable. It probably has something to do with the little boy every man carries within himself.

Designed and handcrafted by Peter Hofer - Austria
Technical conception and engravings legally protected."

IIRC, the last time I looked it was something like $75,000. John

September 12, 2007, 08:41 PM
And obviously worth every cent.

Danus ex
September 12, 2007, 11:14 PM
Love the hummingbird gun. I always thought they'd make an excellent national bird or symbol since they're native only to the Americas. Then again, it might just make us appear REALLY hyperactive or neurotic.

chris in va
September 12, 2007, 11:17 PM
"What is Steyr"

I was actually making like the Jeopardy game show.:D

September 12, 2007, 11:40 PM
I have to go to Austria and the Steyr diesel plant for a training seminar in January.

Looks like I have a few places to visit while there.
Thanks for the posts.

BTW, the Steyr diesel has been chosen for the next generation of Humvee.

max popenker
September 13, 2007, 03:14 AM
feedthehogs, if you will pass through the Vienna (beautiful city), be sure to visit their army museum, HGM
Their great outdoors "guns & armor" collection will be closed for winter, but their indoors collection is great as well.

September 13, 2007, 07:19 AM
First time I have seen the hummingbird rifle; beautiful. The european custom makers still exhibit that classy old world style in their artwork - had I the wallet I could spend alot of money over there. There are very few gold inlaid guns I have seen this side of the pond I have liked.


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