Hunting Rifles

mauser-m12

Mauser M12 Bolt Rifle

In the first half of the 19th century Franz Andreas Mauser worked as a main gunsmith in the Prussian state arsenal in the city of Oberndorf. His son Peter Paul Mauser was born in 1838, went to military technical school, and joined the military in 1859, in arsenal. Technically gifted, Peter Paul Mauser soon after offers his own patent to the army, a breech loading cannon. The conservatives in the m... »

Stevens Model 200

Stevens Model 200 – Savage Arms

Although low priced, with more than basic finish and plastic stock, this is a formidable rifle which offers a platform for a number of modifications combined with match-grade accuracy. The company which makes this rifle is much less known brand than the company which gave birth to it –  “Savage”, the company which in 1920 bought “Stevens” factory (since 1864). Savage is famous for their not too pr... »

titan 16 roeesler

Titan 16 – Roessler

Repeating rifles are without doubt the most common type of hunting rifle among hunters worldwide. Although turn-bolt action rifles are by far most popular, recent rapid development of straight pull rifles may lead to increasing their use. Companies that made very good turn-bolt action or semiautomatic models now offer new straight pull carbines. Austrian company “Roessler Waffen Gmbh” from Kaufste... »

benelli beccaccia supreme

Benelli Vinci Shotguns

Those of you who are into sport cars as well are probably familiar with the meaning of “concept model”. To cut it short, a concept model is car that looks as if it came from the distant future. They usually make only one or few units, never in large series. Brimming with new solutions and futuristic looks, the sole purpose of concept cars is to show company’s power and intellectu... »

Sauer 101

Sauer 101 Hunting Rifle

Sauer can be easily called a byword of quality. They have close ties to Swiss companies “Sig”, “Mauser”, “Ruag”, “Zeiss” and “Blaser”. All rifles with the “Sauer” name are top quality firearms, no matter the type. Their hunting carbines, S303 semiautomatic and S202 repeater are some of the best models available anywhere. The only real “flaw” of these weapons is exceptionally high price. Price of $... »

Rizzini SRL rifles

Rizzini SRL: A Family of Guns

Italian Job The town of Brescia lays in the northern, industrially most developed part of Italy, known as Val Trompia. It is the gunmaker’s paradise on Earth, and the home to dozens of big and small companies making hunting, sporting and military firearms. If you make north from the Brescia downtown, the road will take you between the lakes Lago D’ Iseo and Lago di Garda, and you will ... »

Hawk Shotguns

Hawk Shotguns

Remington’s new clothes Hawk Industries (a division of China North – Norinco) is located in the city of Qiqihar in northern China and was founded in 1954. The Company deals in manufacture of shotguns meant for both export, and domestic use. They manufacture a wide variety of shotguns, from standard pump actions to drum fed semiautomatics, with fixed or folding stock, and for civilian, huntin... »

Titan Roesler Bolt Action Rifles

Titan Roesler Bolt Action Rifles

At the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, a father and a son, Erich and Walter Roesler started a family business in the Austrian town of Kufstein. They only had one permanent employee, and occasionally hired four more specialists for certain jobs. They were making hunting rifles in half-custom, half-manufacture operation. Those rifles were not simply remakes of different models... »

tikka t3 carbines

Tikka T3 Carbines

The company “Tikkakoski O/Y” was founded in the Finnish city of Sakara in 1893. Until the end of the First World War, they made various machines and early engines. Only in 1918, during the Winter War (1939-1949 War between Russia and Finland), “Tikka” started manufacturing guns for the Finnish army. During the Second World War, the entire production capacity of “Tikka” factory was focused on makin... »

Johann Fanzoj Rifles

Johann Fanzoj Rifles: Dangerous Hunts

The region of Ferlach in Austria is rich in iron ore, timber and water power, which was essential for the birth of metalworking, that is, organized gun production. As the military guns were the first to be massively produced, in the 16th century, the region was a breeding ground for expert gunsmiths, some of whom even relocated from what is today’s Netherlands. Over the years, the center of ... »

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