Voere
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Voere is an Austrian gunmaker best known for its VEC-91
Voere VEC-91
The Voere VEC-91, made by Voere, is the first commercial sporting rifle to combine caseless ammunition and electronic firing. Depending upon its chambering, it fires a 5.7 mm or 6 mm projectile at speeds of up to 930 meters per second . When chambered for 5.7 mm it has a 5 round magazine, and it...

 bolt-action rifle using caseless ammunition
Caseless ammunition
Caseless ammunition is a type of small arms ammunition that eliminates the cartridge case that typically holds the primer, propellant, and projectile together as a unit...

. The origins of the company date back to the 1948 establishment of the metal-working company Koma
Koma
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 in West Germany
West Germany
West Germany is the common English, but not official, name for the Federal Republic of Germany or FRG in the period between its creation in May 1949 to German reunification on 3 October 1990....

. Originally producing bicycle tire pumps, the company branched out into the production of air pistols in 1950. In 1955, Koma was renamed Voere. The company's name is a combination of the founders' names: Voetter and Restle. That year, Voere began the production of small-bore rifles.

In 1965, the company relocated to a new factory in Kufstein
Kufstein
Kufstein is a city in Tyrol, Austria, located along the river Inn, in the lower Inn valley, near the border with Bavaria, Germany, and is the site of a post World War II French sector United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Displaced Persons camp.Kufstein is the second largest city...

, Austria
Austria
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

. In 1972, licensed production of the American-180 submachine gun
Submachine gun
A submachine gun is an automatic carbine, designed to fire pistol cartridges. It combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the cartridge of a pistol. The submachine gun was invented during World War I , but the apex of its use was during World War II when millions of the weapon type were...

 began. By 1980, the company began to diversify its production, and included a new line of environmental/horticultural products. In 1989, Voere merged with the trading company Kufsteiner Ger√§tebau und Handelsges m.b.H and formed Voere-KGH m.b.H. At that time, Voere began work as a precision machining subcontractor for other companies. The VEC-91
Voere VEC-91
The Voere VEC-91, made by Voere, is the first commercial sporting rifle to combine caseless ammunition and electronic firing. Depending upon its chambering, it fires a 5.7 mm or 6 mm projectile at speeds of up to 930 meters per second . When chambered for 5.7 mm it has a 5 round magazine, and it...

caseless rifle was introduced in 1991.
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