Breda, an Italian flagship

Schermata 2014-12-13 alle 17.08.28The fame of Breda is extolled by a vast range of products that includes ship engines, thermal power plants, locomotives, special steels and weapon and hunting shotguns of course.After the WWII, in the 1953 the monolitic National Breda holding Breda was divided into smaller and more manageable companies; Breda Meccanica Bresciana was focused to the production of civilian and sporting shotguns and immediately faced a strong and positive feed back and brand recognition from the customers.

Starting in these years the company had produced thousands of long recoil semi autos that still today are very well known and appreciated. Our long recoil semi autos gained a milestone in hunting semi autos  history.

Breda Meccanica Bresciana operated a separated company until 1994 when it merged with Otomelara – another leader of Italian military productions. The long tradition and the deep know how on manufacturing semi-autos, the constant research of the best row materials and the continous investment in R&D and Technology drove Breda to develop several ranges of long-recoil, gas operated, inertial system with rotating head to come up to the latest and the most innovative Xanthos, an advance inertial semi-auto, inertial, which has been introduced in 2006. Invented by the italian father of inertial semi auto, Bruno Civolani, Xanthos represents his last creation collecting his major experience in one definitive shotgun.


For those interested in the world of game and competition shooting Breda means “automatic weapons” above all, to the point that the two concept tend to overlap.
Breda Meccanica Bresciana produces a range of shotgun to meet the widest possible requirements in game shooting: all our semi autos are made without any compromise in terms of mechanics and finishing solutions.

BredaVintagePubblicita06_FotorBreda products distinguish themselves by high quality materials, precision machining, severity of tests they go through, sophisticated mechanical action and superb design to give unequalled performances and characteristics. Breda shotguns are of the highest reliability and quality. Choosing such a shotgun confers prestige to its owner.