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Austrian Gunmakers?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Art Eatman, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    What manufacturers are based in Austria? Guns, scopes, etc.

    Art
     
  2. CWL

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    Glock for one.

    Steyr & Mannlicher as well.
     
  3. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Senior Member

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    Steyr Mannlicher
     
  4. chris in va

    chris in va Senior Member

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    What is Steyr.

    Shoot, krochus beat me to the button.
     
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    Swarovski and Kahles are two Austrian scope manufacturers.
     
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    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)
     
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    There are some amazing gunmakers in Austria; at the last IWA show I went to, I saw some beautiful rifles made by Johann Fanzoj ( http://www.fanzoj.com ), and, if you want something REALLY unusual (like a side-by-side bolt-action), check out Gerhard Fuchs' Fine Guns ( http://www.jagdwaffe.com ).
     
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    Nice, very nice. Thanks for the links.

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

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Ala Dan

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    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
     
  15. Walkalong

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    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:
     
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    that hummingbird rifle is amazing.
     
  17. ArmedBear

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    I'm Austrian by immediate descent, and I've built a few guns.

    Does that count?
     
  18. Silvanus

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    Didn't you Americans sell weapons to Iran some years ago yourself? 1987? Or even Afghanistan in the "Soviet-Afghan" war? Hyp...Never mind.
     
  19. Justin

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    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
    Too pretty to shoot.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    "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.

    [​IMG]

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    .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
     
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    And obviously worth every cent.
     
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    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.
     
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    "What is Steyr"

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

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