Breaking News: German Sport Guns (GSG) purchased by SIG SAUER Parent Company

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A controlling stake in German Sport Guns GmbH (GSG) has been purchased by the L&O Group which owns a number of gun manufactures, most notably SIG SAUER, but also smaller European gun makers such as Blaser, Mauser, J.P. Sauer & Sohn and John Rigby.

GSG has been supplying guns to SIG SAUR USA for a number of years. The SIG 1911-22 is the same gun as the GSG 1911 but with SIG branding. The L&O Group have said that GSG will soon start also producing guns with Blaser, Mauser and J.P. Sauer & Sohn branding.

German Sport Guns’ sales focus will remain on the US market where there is a significant growth in demand.

From Left to Right: Thorsten Fischer (L&O Group) Wolfgang Börtz (L&O Group) Michael Swoboda (GSG) Michael Lüke (L&O Group) Dietmar Emde (GSG) Manfred Nienhaus (GSG) Thomas Ortmeier (L&O Group)

From Left to Right: Thorsten Fischer (L&O Group) Wolfgang Börtz (L&O Group) Michael Swoboda (GSG) Michael Lüke (L&O Group) Dietmar Emde (GSG) Manfred Nienhaus (GSG) Thomas Ortmeier (L&O Group)
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  • floppyscience

    SIG Sauer’s Mosquito is also made by GSG. :) I’ve always liked GSG’s rimfire copies more than those of Umarex, which is probably their main competitor. It’ll be interesting to see what they do with the Blaser, Mauser and J.P. Sauer & Sohn brands now.

    • schadavi

      Fun fact: GSG’s crew is nearly entirely ex-Umarex.
      GSG was founded by “disgruntled” Umarex employees.

      • floppyscience

        Interesting, I didn’t know that. “Disgruntled” as in “sick of making junk”?

  • Cymond

    I wonder what will happen to the MP-522.

  • pepe romo

    I’d buy a .22lr k98 that takes 10/22 mags.

    • CUrob

      i 2nd that!

  • akmarksman

    i wonder if the USA gun market would see a .22 “broomhandle” Mauser pistol…?

    • http://twitter.com/360_AD the.ting

      Or a MP40 replica.

    • CUrob

      i 2nd that… sign me up for a broomhandle preorder please!