Fabbrica Armi Val Susa
Type of company:
Manufacturer (own production)
F.A.V.S. was established in 1957 . Its founder was Francesco Guglielminotti, a hunter with a passion for firearms and rifles. During the first years, he specialized in airguns. Worth mentioning is an original, patented 100-shot carbine with a special tubular magazine ; as well as various models of cal.9-Flobert pistols.
At that time Francesco Guglielminotti developed the prototype of a celebrated toy-handgun, on commission of Mercury (an internationally known producer of scale models of historical cars and weapons.
Francesco Guglielminotti's intense mountain hunting practise persuaded him to project firearms that had to be much safer than the average. The over-and-under shotgun "Chaberton" as well as the over-and-under hunting rifle-shotgun "Colomion" are two excellent examples for the above, with their patented action assemblies, equipped with outstanding safeties.
More recently, Alì, son of Francesco, designed together with his father an innovative bull-pup hunting carbine : " Stradivari" , so called for its storage facilities : even a violin case could contain it .
In the year 2003, after 50 years of steady work, Francesco left the management of F.A.V.S. to his sons Alì and Edi, that proudly keep producing that surprising carbine .
"Stradivari" is a single-shot ambidextrous hunting rifle. It is tough, reliable, accurate, and extraordinarily safe. It can be stored in a knapsack without disassembling any part of it : the K model, mm.570 long, is -most probably- the smallest hunting rifle ever ! Not only ...
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