Foundation Feuerwaffen Peter Kunz
This nonprofit foundation owns the exhibits in the armory of the Castle Wellenberg The foundation
was initiated in 2013 with the aim to preserve, maintain and enlarge the collection of studies which
documents the development of fire arms through the years 1200 to 1900. It intends to make this
important part of human history available to the public.
Peter Kunz was born 1937 and lives in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. For many years, he worked as an
engineer for renowned companies in the United States and Switzerland. He functioned as head of
departments in research development and testing.
He has been involved in the study, restoration, reconstruction and use of historical firearms for more
than 30 years. His extensive knowledge comes from contacts with weapon experts, the study of
historical weapons in collections and museums as well as from specialized literature.
Peter Kunz, Schaffhausen, (Founder and president of the foundation)
Christoph Schenkel, Wellenberg Castle, (Owner of the Castle)
Markus Thommen, Kloten, (Expert on firearms)