The gunsmithing company

From old comes new

Hausmann & Co is a member of the new generation that has committed itself to historical values.

‘We view the weapon as a work of art. We craft extraordinarily exclusive hunting weapons with exacting manual labour, in Ferlach’s production facilities. The customer experiences special appreciation: planning the weapon together with him is central. Our weapons don’t generally distinguish themselves through slimmer and more elegant design; they originate from the customer’s personal wishes and conceptions. Here we commit ourselves most meticulously to the details. That’s where our strength lies.’

Christian Hausmann founded Hausmann & Co GmbH together with Georg Heim and Florian Mutenthaler. For many years a passion for the manual production luxury weapons has bonded the trio, two gunsmiths and an engraver. Each has learned his craft from the bottom up. Now all of that mastery, all of the passion, all of the skill flows into the shared art of weaponry.

Hausmann weapons’ exclusive feature is the newly designed side lever lock, reminiscent of the old English school. An extremely round and above all lightweight design is thereby achieved.

Hausmann dedicates itself to highly exclusive theme weapons under the designation of Superior Guns. The luxury hunting weapon ‘Leopard’s Journey’ currently serves as a sign greatest uniqueness.

Since 2011 Hausmann & Co has been officially creating exclusive hunting weapons under the manufacturing business’s common roof in Ferlach.

Gunsmithing tradition

A brief retrospect

The history of gunsmithing reaches far back into the past. For over 450 years gunsmiths resident the small town Ferlach in southern part of Austria. Under the regime of the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I, this handcraft was brought to a new boom. Empress Maria Theresa as well as her successors cherished and encouraged the art of gunsmithing. Between the 16th and 17th century over 50 master gunsmiths are recorded in and around Ferlach.

Besides maintaining supplies for the army, the Ferlach weapon industry became an early specialist in the production of exquisite hunting rifles for monarchs and aristocrats.

With the growing demand of these impressive and exclusive hunting rifles a technical school for gunsmithing was founded in 1878. Even today craftsmen and technicians are educated according to the centuries-old tradition.

Ferlach was and is a center for precision weapons, and weapons artistry and manufacture. So while more than eighty gunsmiths were active twenty years ago, there are still only about twelve today. These businesses serve exclusive clientèles worldwide by differentiating in quality and precision. Ferlach weapons art is internationally recognized. This is another reason for us to continue maintaining the tradition in Ferlach.

The philosophy

Hausmann & Co lives and loves detail.

The quest for technical perfection and the highest degree of individuality and artistic freedom in simultaneous visual harmony—these are the values written large at Hausmann & Co.

Hausmann hunting weapons are planned and produced together with the customer according to the customer’s conceptions. The customer is apprised at all times about the creation process and has numerous opportunities to advance special wishes.

At Hausmann & Co you know that, for one thing, an individual weapon is art—a valuable collector’s item— and for another, it’s the simultaneous optimum of hunting weapons, luxury, and expression of personality.

Manufacturing without prefabricated parts consumes a very great number of working hours. However the end product, the individual weapon, rewards the customer most handsomely for the waiting time.