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    NON Military Rifle Manufacturers

    As per title I am interested to find out NON Military Rifle Manufacturers Or Manufacturers that have not had links in the past?

    Just for historic reference

    All help appreciated

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    If you mean rifle manufacturers who have never made military weaponry, I think that Merkel is an unexpected example. I believe that in WW2 they made parts for other types of machinery. This may be true of other Suhl manufacturers like Sauer, I don't know.

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    Presumably the high end, small scale manufacturers are unlikely to have produced military rifles?

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    Not quite Mungo, both Holland & Holland and Purdey produced scoped rifles and scope mounts during the first world war for the British army.
    John I think that you will find that the majority of gun makers in most countries turned out some sort of weaponry during major conflicts even if it was only components. Don't forget that even high end shotgun makers produced guns for the military even if it was only for skeet shooting so as to teach gunners on bombers and fighter pilots. Also air guns were produced for teaching basic marksmanship by many countries.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Sauer made a combination for use by the German air force it was designed as a survival weapon. The one that I am not sure about was Simpson of Suhl, the Simpson company I believe were Jewish.
    The ORDNANCE QF 18 pounder Field Gun......I wonder if they will let me have one of these on an open ticket

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    I would suggest, in USA, Ruger possibly?

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    Ruger-nope. They have produced rifles for the USAF,77 varmint. The mini 14 has also been used by several para-military forces.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Churchill , purdey , holland and holland , boss , chapuis , kimber ?

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    I don't know about Chapuis and Kimber but all the others have produced for the military in the past.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Kimber make a nice 1911, often used as a side arm.

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