siace-headquarterTHE TRADITIONAL CRAFTS OF SIACE
The Gelmini brothers, Giuseppe and Ivano, owners of Fabbrica d’Armi S.I.A.C.E., were born in Valle Trompia where they still live with their families. When they were children they started to show a great interest in guns and hunting following an old family tradition.
Back then a very lively network of subcontractors worked for the gun industry in Gardone Val Trompia and the brothers had a chance to get trained in local gun workshops. Giuseppe decided to specialize in wood work and become a stocker, while Ivano specialized in metal work.
In 1990 after many years of work and experience they took over S.I.A.C.E. a 40 year old company. Being avid hunters with a great passion for side by side shotguns, Giuseppe and Ivano have devoted their entire carriers to the production of fine hammer and hammerless side by side shotguns in all calibers. Almost all their guns are entirely custom made and feature elegant stocks and fore-ends and fine hand engravings executed by the best Master engravers from Brescia.
Thanks to the Gelmini brothers’ efforts, dedication and desire to implement new technologies without giving up craftsmanship and traditions, S.I.A.C.E. kept growing and in 2002 Ivano's two sons, ferdinando and Daniele, joined the workshop; while Giuseppe's daughters, Dr. Veronica and Benedetta, started to run the Company.
The enthusiasm, energy and creativity, combined with new technology and the experience of the old one, has led to the creation of new models like the hammer and hammerless double rifle side-by-side, and the brand new over and under shotguns. The new models are the young Gelminis' first challange.
The result is a high quality product, strong and reliable but still light, precise and beautiful.
The Gelmini brothers are also renown for carrying out service and repair work not only on their guns, but on almost every model and brand produced.