Trolle Ljungby Castle in the south of Sweden, medieval in origin, is a notable historic landmark in a part of the country famed for its hunting traditions. It would be hard to find a more fitting setting for the home of VO Vapen, the family-run gunsmiths occupying a small factory on the castle grounds who quietly craft the most exclusive hunting rifles in the world.
Viggo Olson Vapen is a name that stands for quality. The love and dedication to detail and superior quality elevated VO Vapen reputation over the years, to the point where even royalty are regular customers of their high quality goods.
Their clientele includes well-heeled hunters and gun collectors from all walks of life, but a few names stand out in particular: H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden; H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; and H.M. Sultan Qaboos bin Said, ruler of Oman.
The Swedish Royal Family, who own a veritable arsenal of VO Vapen guns, granted the firm a Royal Warrant while other royal families in the Middle East and Scandinavia are returning clients who have ordered several special made rifles.
Let’s talk about the VO Sporting Falcon. There is nothing off the shelf with this rifle. Of course, everything is made by hand here and each item has its own story. But the materials used are of the highest quality.
Viggo Olsson himself selects the appropriate walnut roots. After that, they must ripen for 3 years, while the wood loses moisture and compacts the wood fibers. Only then is the shaft carved on it and at the end of the barrel and the mechanisms used by hand. Each rifle becomes a unique piece. The engraving is the unique work of skilled handpicked craftsmen. There can be no debate as to its aesthetical allure.
Viggo Olsson has created his Hawks not only with the intention to create a visual masterpiece. The attention to detail and excellence of these rifles is just as strong in their functionality as in their appearance. The rifles have a unique, patented mechanism that makes it possible to load different calibers into the rifle. This makes it the perfect piece for a hunter who likes to travel the world and hunt all kinds of beasts.
The VO Falcon Edition is a hunting rifle of the ultra luxury class. The hunting tool is dedicated to the long tradition of falconry in the Arab world and thus they expect orders from this region.
The company was founded by Viggo Olsson in 1977 and is currently managed by him and his son Ulf Olsson, with the two finishing their masterpieces by hand.