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Waffenfabrik Bern
Waffenfabrik Bern, 1876

Waffenfabrik Bern (Weapons Factory Bern), also known as W+F Bern, was an arms manufacturer in Bern, Switzerland, which was a government-owned corporation producing firearms for the Swiss Armed Forces.

List of W+F weapons

  • Vetterli rifle
  • Schmidt M1882 - 1882 revolver. Chambered in 7.5 Swiss Ordnance
  • Schmidt-Rubin - 1889 straight-pull bolt-action rifle. Chambered in 7.5×53.5 Swiss.
  • Swiss Mannlicher M1893 - straight-pull bolt-action rifle designed by Ferdinand Mannlicher. Chambered in 7.5×53.5 Swiss.
  • Schmidt-Rubin - 1896 straight-pull bolt-action rifle. Chambered in 7.5×53.5 Swiss.
  • Schmidt-Rubin - 1896/11 straight-pull bolt-action rifle. Chambered in 7.5×55 Swiss.
  • Schmidt-Rubin - 1911 straight-pull bolt-action rifle. Chambered for the revamped 7.5×53.5 Swiss. The case was lengthened to 55 mm. This new load became the 7.5×55 Swiss. The new load used a modern spitzer bullet and more modern smokeless powders and produces a much higher velocity and pressure than the older 7.5×53.5mm load. 7.5×55mm should never be fired in the 1889 series Schmidt-Rubin.
  • Parabellum pistol (Pistole 1920, 06/29)
  • MG 11 - machine gun.
  • Flieger-Doppelpistole 1919 - double barrel aircraft submachine gun.
  • K31 - straight-pull bolt-action rifle. Chambered for 7.5×55mm Swiss.
  • Sturmgewehr 52 & Sturmgewehr 54
  • MG 51
  • C42 assault rifle

Notable people

  • Adolf Furrer - small arms designer and Colonel in Swiss Army. He was the director of W+F Bern from 1921 and resigned after World War II.

Bibliography

  • Fusils & carabines de collection. F. Pellaton, R. Caranta, H. Bonsignori, J. Jordanoglou. Édition Crepin-Leblond 1979
  • Die Repetiergewehre der Schweiz (1991)

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