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  • FMR Unique

FMR Unique


FMR Unique

Type of company:

Manufacturer (own production)



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About Company

The Unique small arms manufacturer was formed in 1923 in Béhobie under the name Uria & Arenas Frères by José Uria (1896-1973) and became MAPF (Manufacture d’Armes of the French Pyrenees) in 1928 when it was installed in Hendaye. It remained a family company with the management of Antone (1925-1987), José Marie (1924-1989), Josétcho, Jean-Pierre and Philippe Uria. The factory closed in 2001, and FMR (Fabrication de Munitions et Rechargement) redeemed the Unique brand. FMR Unique is managed today by Stéphane Rolin, who also runs the FMR Armory near Paris in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis. After buying ammunition manufacturing machines, this entity now manufactures ammunition for the civilian market, FMR bought the Unique brand and its stock to supply the many Unique weapon owners with spare parts to provide after-sales service.

Possible disassembly in five parts to arrange the rifle in a suitcase.
Today, this French brand continues to exist thanks to a product whose durability is ensured by an entrepreneur who believes in certain principles: strength of innovation, quality of the finished product, competitiveness of the range and passion for a French independent production. It is not easy, with the competition of all foreign brands, to resume the manufacture of long weapons with the purchase of a brand and its production machines and then to succeed in making the operation viable and profitable in the long run. This is what Stéphane Rolin succeeds with in the takeover of the Pyrénées Atlantiques brand. Unique continues to exist, the manufacture of actions type TGC (now RS1) and match rifles resumed to provide a range of precision rifles intended for recreational shooting, long-range shooting, Bench Rest or police snipers. There are quite a few French manufacturers today; we have four main producers of long weapons (plus some small marks): Chapuis (with Manurhin), Verney-Carron, PGM Precision and FMR Unique.
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