Herstal

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Herstal

(hĕr`stäl), Fr. Héristal, commune (1991 pop. 36,451), Liège prov., E Belgium, on the Meuse River, an industrial suburb of Liège. Herstal is the center of Belgium's armaments industry. Other manufactures include motor vehicles, aircraft engines, and electrical equipment. The city was once the residence of the early Carolingian mayors of the palace, including Pepin II, who was born there.
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The Company's European headquarters are in Herstal, Belgium, with laboratory operations in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and US headquarters and laboratory operations based in Irvine, California.
The slides on these early models were marked "Fabrique Nationale D'Armes Ou Guerre, Herstal, Belgium." On those imported to North America commencing 1954 the markings read "Browning Arms Company, St.
Browning then took his design to Fabrique Nationale in Herstal, Belgium, where he struck a deal.
At this point a Danish businessman, Hans Gildsig, presented the trials board with a pistol manufactured by the Societe Anonyme Anciens Etablissements Pieper of Herstal, Belgium that was the culmination of several decades of work by a German entrepreneur by the name of Theodor Bergmann.
Parc Industriel des Hauts-Sarts, Zone 2 Rue Haute Claire, 4 BE-4040 Herstal, Belgium
John Browning and later improved, modified and finalized by Dievdonne Saive in Herstal, Belgium, the P-35 pistol--the venerable Hi Power--has had a long service life in the military, law enforcement and civilian sectors.
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FNH USA may be a relatively new company in the United States, but its roots run deep as part of the 119-year-old Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. Mention "FN" to anyone who knows firearms and they are sure to recognize the mark since it is stamped on weapons used by military forces from more than 100 nations.
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