Steyr Arms has acquired Merkel USA. Once merged, the two companies will be headquartered in a facility in Trussville, AL, complete with gunsmithing facilities and an underground testing range.
Merkel USA is the U.S. importer and service center for Merkel's side-by-side and over/under shotguns, double rifles, drillings, combination guns, K1 single-shot stalking rifles, the KR1 bolt-action rifle, and the SR1 semiautomatic rifle. Merkel Hunting and Sporting Arms was created in 1898 in Suhl, Germany, and its firearms have been available in the U.S. since 1991.
Merkel USA is also the importer for Anschutz precision rimfire sporting rifles. It also imports Grulla's exquisite line of Spanish-made sidelock side-by-side shotguns as well as Docter Optic sights and scopes.