Steyr Arms has aquired Merkel USA

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

From the press release …

Steyr Arms announced the acquisition of Merkel USA today. Merkel USA is the U.S. importer and service center for Merkel’s side-by-side and over/under shotguns, fine double rifles, drillings, combination guns, K1 single-shot stalking rifles, the innovative KR1 bolt-action rifle, and the exceptionally reliable 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, two years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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.

Merkel USA is an importer and should not be confused with Merkel in Germany who manufacture firearms.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Ed Ed on Apr 26, 2010

    Hi.
    where is the "confused" emoticon when you need it?

    Steyr has acquired Merkel USA.
    Merkel was bought by Caracal Llc from Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Means an importer belonging now to Steyr will distribute a competitor's products?

  • Cliff Bacy Cliff Bacy on Aug 04, 2012

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