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"Passion since 1939"

The history of Bignami starts in 1937, thanks to the resourcefulness of Battista Berti – father, grandfather, shooter and hunter – who stated this journey on shooting ranges teaching friends and family about the hunting World.
It is here, in Bolzano, in the back of a friend’s shop that everything begins. Although, it has been in 1939 that Battista opened the Bignami armory in Via Ospedale 2, Bolzano,
which marked the official beginning of this fantastic adventure.

But why Bignami? The armory carries the name of Giorgina Bignami, mother and wife of Battista Berti, nameholder of the first license, brave and tenacious holder of the shop especially during war times.

In 1945, Battista comes back after a two year war imprisonment and starting in the ‘50s he starts to import and sell also to other regions outside of Bolzano brands such as Tyrol,
Franz Sodia, Sauer & Sohn, at the time also manufacturer for Weatherby.