Steyr Mannlicher, as it exists today, has no relations to the Austrian weapons firm. Instead, it was founded less than 30 years ago by Jean-Philip Ar-gez. In an effort to stand apart from his competition he decided to resurrect a relic of better times to use as a model for his own business. For a time he even managed to pass himself off as a surviving relative of the founding family, though that ruse was eventually discovered. The overall plan succeeded and now Steyr is a successful weapons company today. Their catalogue is eclectic in what they have available as the company has dabbled in a number of weapon disciplines.