Blaser

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Blaser
Industry Firearms
Founded 1957
Founder Horst Blaser
Headquarters Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Products Hunting Rifles, Shotguns
Owner Lüke & Ortmeier Gruppe
Number of employees
350
Divisions Blaser USA
Website blaser.de
blaser-usa.com
9.3×62mm Blaser R8 Custom Grade IV
Blaser R8

Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH (pronounced: Blah-zer) is a firearms manufacturer of fine shotguns and rifles, both hunting and tactical, in Germany.

It was founded in 1957 by Horst Blaser, developing the drilling Blaser Diplomat. [1] [2] [3]

In 1993, it developed the Blaser R93 straight-pull bolt-action hunting rifle, a major success in the European market because of its main focus in security and innovative bolt-action design. Blaser makes their barrels by hammer forging. the R93 series can change calibers in minutes with very little effort. [3]

In the first 10 years over 100,000 of the R93 Action-Bolt rifles were fabricated.

It merged with SIGARMS in 1997, but continues autonomously producing and developing hunting rifles.

In 1999 SIGARMS began distribution of Blaser in the USA.[4]

Today, its product portfolio includes bolt-action models (R8 and R93), combination guns (Drillings and Double rifles), shotguns (Blaser F3 and F16), and single shot rifles. [5]

In September 2008, Blaser established a headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

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  1. ^ "Blaser". stevespages.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "ALPINE MASTERPIECE: THE BLASER F3". coveyrisemagazine.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017. In 1956, a young German machinist named Horst Blaser set up a business to produce a hunting rifle. 
  3. ^ a b "Blaser: The Evolution of German Hunting Rifles". americanrifleman.org. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "SIG Sauer History". sigsauer.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 1998 — SIGARMS brought in the first shotgun line designed specifically for SIGARMS by B. Rizzini of Italy. The next year, the revolutionary Blaser R93 rifle line from Isny, Germany, was distributed nationwide through SIGARMS. 
  5. ^ "Blaser Products". blaser.de. Retrieved 21 February 2017.