Lecco, Italy

  • Giulio Fiocchi a bank manager assigned to oversee a defaulted musket and black powder factory
  • Giulio & his brother Giacomo bought the factory
  •  focused entirely on brass cased cartridges w/ modern primers
  • company has been passed down through the Fiocchi family
  • WWII = Nazis seized control of the Fiocchi factory
  • rebuilt after the war
  • 1950s  partnered with Smith & Wesson to operate a factory in Illinois
  • 1983 built an importing facility in Springfield, MO