Steyr Arms Acquires Merkel

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.

 

The companies will continue normal operations under the leadership of Steyr Arms, Inc.


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.

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Steyr Arms Acquires Merkel

Steyr Arms has acquired Merkel USA. The merging of Steyr Arms and Merkel USA will take place in the 25,000-sq.ft. headquarters facility in Trussville, AL, complete with gunsmithing facilities and an underground testing range. The merged entities will continue normal operations under the leadership of Steyr Arms, Inc.

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.

“This really broadens the scope of Steyr Arms, and it establishes a rock-solid foothold in the American market for several legendary European brands,” said Scott O'Brien, chief executive officer of Steyr Arms. “We are very excited about this acquisition. Both the Steyr and Merkel brands are synonymous with extraordinary quality, precision and reliability, and that ensures a solid market share within the premium rifle and shotgun industry.”

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