Although Breda is a relatively new brand to the United States, Breda of Italy’s long-standing tradition of making high quality firearms dates back to the mid 1920’s. Breda shotguns are famous throughout Italy and Europe because of their innovative design features, the quality of the materials used, and their pure aesthetic beauty. Breda shotguns are also known for the durability and simplicity of their inertia operating system.

Breda is a very old and established Italian manufacturing company that has produced a broad range of products, including, but not limited to, ship engines, thermal power plants, locomotives, and of course firearms during its illustrious history. Breda began making firearms in 1925. Quite naturally, it built machine guns and other military equipment for the Italian army. After World War II, the monolitic National Breda holding Breda was divided into several smaller and more manageable companies. Since then, Breda Meccanica Bresciana has been focused on the production of light arms, including, but not limited to, hunting and sporting shotguns.