The gunsmith Horst Blaser made his vision reality through the development of a light and – above all – safe over & under rifle-/shotgun combination. Thus, the Blaser “Diplomat” was born.  Since his own capacities were not sufficient, many of the main components were manufactured in Ferlach/Austria, giving the Diplomat the “Ferlach  Note”, such as the barrels being completely soldered together up to the mono-block.

The Powder Keg connection

Blaser products were brought to South Africa through an exclusive distributorship with The Powder Keg.  Hunters and sport shooters have their own specific needs and preferences for choice of firearm; here are some of the practical insights The Powder Keg learnt why many choose Blaser:

– Accurate out of the box.
– The action allows a shorter rifle length without compromising the barrel length.
– The straight pull action allows for quicker loading and fast shooting.
– Break down rifles are easier to transport in smaller cases and offer greater versatility by means of interchanging barrels.
– An innovative mounting system that allows for low mounting of optics and keeps its “zero” after takedown and remounting of the optics.
– A crisp trigger; no need for expensive custom triggers.
– Flexibility of choice between models and accessories that suit your budget.

Blaser is a progressive company investing heavily in research and development, the benefits being high quality, new innovations, and leading accessories.

The Powder Keg has been a distributor of Blaser products for over 20 years. We stock a large range of Blaser models and calibres. The choices are vast, if we do not have what you want then we will manage the sourcing of your choice.

At The Powder Keg we get to understand our customer needs and applications in order to advise on the most appropriate choices. Our goal is your awesome lifelong experience with your purchase of firearm and The Powder Keg professional service and support.