Ammunition production since 1863

While in Thun, Switzerland, I visited the parent company of RUAG. As the stained glass indicates, they have been producing gunpowder and ammunition since 1863. My friend Melissa Gilliland is quite fond of their match ammo, and Ashbury Precision Ordnance recommend it for all their rifles. Also got to visit their amazing history museum that contains such rarities as a 1913(!) equine gas mask and various experimental firearms.

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5 Responses to Ammunition production since 1863

  1. David E says:

    The glass says 1963, or I am I seeing things?
    WWI horse gas mask – that IS odd.

    • 8notch says:

      PRE-Great War gas mask? As far as I know the first use was at Ypres in 1915. Maybe they got the word about the testing?

    • JA Goodwin says:

      It says 100 years of munitions making was celebrated in 1963

    • Oleg Volk says:

      “1963 — a hundred years of production”

      • Windy Wilson says:

        That’s right. I read it so quickly I had to go back to verify it was in German. My German teacher in 1973 would be gratified — and amazed!

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