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HEYM COMPANY HISTORY


 

  • 1865 - 1920

    July 1865

    Gun maker Friedrich Wilhelm Heym founded the factory in Suhl. His objective: to be the best in his profession.

     

    May 1891

    Patent Nr. 60215 for a three barreled hunting rifle with three triggers and three hammers on the same axis. This was the birth of the first hammerless drilling.

    The company expanded producing drillings, shotguns, and over and under rifle-shotgun combinations.
    • Russia was the most important export market until 1914
  • 1900 - 1950

    1912

    Adolf Heym assumed management of the company.
    • Shift in the export market from Russia to the USA

     

    1920

    August Heym assumed management of the company.
    • Production of Anson & Deeley Drillings, double rifle drillings, drillings with three triggers, double rifles, and rifle shotgun combination guns.

     

    1945

    Following World War II, Heym made a new start in the West Germany. The factory moved to Ostheim in the Rhön/ Lower Franconia. August and Rolf Heym oversaw the establishment of a new factory.
    • Heym products during this time consisted of cuckoo clocks, slide rules, spinning wheels, among various other products.
  • 1950 - 1970

    1952

    Construction of a new factory in Münnerstadt/ Lower Franconia and the transfer of manufacturing to this site.
    Products:
    Flare pistols
    Air pistols 4.5 mm
    Air rifle 'HEYM Junior' 4.5mm
    Air rifle 'HEYM'

     

    1960

    Construction of a new factory in Münnerstadt/ Lower Franconia and the transfer of manufacturing to this site.

     

    1963

    Rolf Heym assumes management of the company
    Products:
    Safety rifle/shotgun Mod. 22F
    Repeating rifle, Mod. SR 10
    Repeating rifle, Mod. SR 40 short action
    Mod Mauser 3000
    Repeating rifle SR 20
    * Expansion of Models to include:
    Over and under rifle Mod. 55
    Side lock drilling Mod. 37
    Block action rifle (HEYM/RUGER) HR 30/38
    Double rifle(s), Mod. 80/88
    Military training aids
  • 1970 - 2000

    1972

    Death of Rolf Heym
    Elisabeth Heym assumes management of the company
    Acquisition of new foreign markets

     

    1985

    Production of a side lock double rifle Mod. 88 B/SS SCI Number 3, for an auction price of 200,000 DM

     

    1988

    Oskar W. Zurflüh of Zurich assumes management of the company

     

    1992

    Transfer of the company to Jürgen Nierich, Munich, HEYM Jagdwaffenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

     

    1995

    Establishment of a Modern weapons factory in Gleichamberg / Thuringia and the transfer of production from Münnerstadt
    Strong emphasis on foreign markets especially Eastern Europe
    New Product:
    Introduction of the HEYM repeating rifle Mod. SR 21
    HEYM side lock rifle drilling Mod. 37 BK
    HEYM side lock vierling Mod. 37 V
    Express Light
    HEYM side lock double rifle Mod. 88 B/SS Jumbo

     

    1998

    Thomas Wolkmann of Erfurt re-established the company as HEYM Waffenfabrik GmbH (Limited)
    New Products:
    HEYM Straight pull repeating rifle Mod. SR 30
  • 2000 - PRESENT

    2002

    Transformation of HEYM Waffenfabrik GmbH into a public Company, Thomas Wolkmann shareholder

     

    2007

    Name change from HEYM Waffenfabrik AG to HEYM AG.

     

 

HEYM AWARDS 1887 - 2008


  • 1887 - Silver Medal, Königsberg
  • 1893 - Bronze Medal, Erfurt
  • 1895 - Golde Medal, Dresden
  • 1897 - Silver State Medal, Erfurt
  • 1897 - Bronze Medal, Leopzig
  • 1914 - Silver State Medal Warsaw, Poland
  • 1914 - Gold Medal, Kiev
  • 1924 - Gold Medal, Frankfurt
  • 2008 - Golden Keiler Jäger Magazin

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