Beretta Holding announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Chapuis Armes, a prime French manufacturer of fine guns for hunting and sport shooting
The Beretta Holding – the industrial group headed by Beretta of Italy and owning over twelve different brands active worldwide in the manufacture of firearms and accessories for hunting, sport shooting, defensive and professional purposes – recently announced a significant expansion in France through the acquisition of one of the Country’s prime gunmakers.
An official press release dated March 20th, 2019 announced that the Chapuis Armes company has become part of the Beretta Holding, following the acquisition of a majority stake in Chapuis Armes by Beretta’s French partner Humbert CTTS.
The Chapuis Armes company – owned for generations, and up until recently, by the Chapuis family – is a fervent manufacturer of fine guns for hunting and sport shooting; its catalog includes the Progress and Super Orion lines of side-by-side and over-and-under hunting rifles; the Oural break-barrel hunting rifles; the ROLS line of straight-pull bolt-action rifles; and a wide array of over-and-under and side-by-side shotguns, all embellished by hand engravings.
Even more interesting from a shooting enthusiast’s standpoint, the Chapuis Armes company controls Manufacture MATCH, the current manufacturer of the famous Manurhin line of revolvers in four sport shooting and defensive versions (MR73, MR32, MR38 and MR88) and three calibers (.32 Smith & Wesson Long, .38 Special and .357 Magnum).
The acquisition by Beretta Holding will allow Chapuis Arms to exploit the group’s vast international sales network to expand its business, and will provide the Beretta Holding with the necessary know-how to further expand itself in the field of hunting and sporting firearms, and now also in the revolver segment.