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#7081076 - 02/16/18 09:48 AM Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms?
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I own firearms made in the US, Argentina, and Japan. And while I've often thought it would be neat to own a Belgian-made Browning, I'm not sure the quality would be any better than any firearms now in my safe. I do know Italian-made shotguns can be very expensive, and that some guys seem to have man crushes over any gun made in Sweden.

So then, which country or countries do you believe make the best firearms? Have you ever purchased a particular firearm model because it was manufactured in a specific location?

I have two Winchesters that I purchased because they were manufactured in the company's New York facility before it was closed, and another Winchester because it was made during a brief time in Columbia, South Carolina.


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#7081115 - 02/16/18 10:08 AM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Well I used to coach junior smallbore and air rifle teams. No one makes rifles that can compete with the Germans like Anschutz, Walther, or Feinwerkbau on the target range.
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#7081193 - 02/16/18 11:20 AM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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The US, or Germany, depending on purpose.
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#7081202 - 02/16/18 11:31 AM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Austria and US of course, where Glocks come from.
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#7081230 - 02/16/18 11:57 AM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Italy for shotguns, Germany for pistols and Finland for bolt guns...

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#7081233 - 02/16/18 11:59 AM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Would add England to the list with Accuracy International, Purdy, Holland & Holland, and Rigby.
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#7081235 - 02/16/18 12:00 PM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Austria, Germany, United States (some)
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#7081319 - 02/16/18 01:15 PM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Believe it or not, Turkey and The Philippines.

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#7081337 - 02/16/18 01:19 PM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Croatia.
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#7081406 - 02/16/18 01:53 PM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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#7081582 - 02/16/18 03:57 PM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Would add England to the list with Accuracy International, Purdy, Holland & Holland, and Rigby.


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#7082020 - 02/16/18 09:49 PM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Germany and the UK.
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#7082025 - 02/16/18 09:57 PM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Overall, give me Germany
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#7082116 - 02/17/18 12:50 AM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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I would say the Czech Republic is up there.

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#7082135 - 02/17/18 02:46 AM Re: Which countries manufacture the best, high-quality firearms? [Re: Texas Dan]
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England and Germany and maybe Italy I think are tied at the top.
USA, Belgium, and Finland tied at #2.
Japan, Czechia, and Russia for #3.

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