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Breda Meccanica Bresciana
Country of Origin



Brescia, Italy


Ernesto Breda

Year of Founding


Owner(s)/Parent Company

Società Italiana Ernesto Breda

Weapon Types

Machine Guns

Breda Meccanica Bresciana, also known as Breda Fucili or simply Breda, is a big Italian firearms manufacturer located in Brescia, Italy.


Breda began before and during World War II producing a large variety of weapons, light artillery and aircraft for the military of Italy. This work had started during the first World War supplying parts for Fiat machineguns. Most famous of these were the Breda machine guns, which were standard for Italian forces through the war.

Also marine, rail engines and thermal plants have been built.

Currently, Breda is designing hunting shotguns and firearm accessories.


Breda has created a large amount of shotguns and Machine guns with very good mechanisms.

Machine GunsEdit

Breda created machine guns for the Italian army during World War II as well as a few post 1945 machine guns.


Breda today is mostly known for creating very good hunting shotguns.

Battle RiflesEdit

Breda also made a prototype rifle.

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