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Switzerland. Canton Geneva. Geneva. Hôtel de l'Arquebuse (Arquebus hotel). Salle des rois (Shooting kings’ room). Exercises de l’Arquebuse et de la Navigation is a shooting sports’ association. The paintings on the walls represent the portraits of former presidents from « Exercises de l’Arquebuse et de la Navigation » (R) and former shooting kings (L) . The riflemen's association members from all over Switzerland stand up and celebrate « L’escalade » memorial shooting. A gun, a rifle and a Fass 90 assault rifle are drawn on the flag of the "Schützengesellschaft der Stadt Luzern" association. The SG 550 is an assault rifle manufactured by Swiss Arms AG (formerly Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft). "SG" is an abbreviation for Sturmgewehr, or "assault rifle". The rifle is based on the earlier 5.56mm SG 540 and is also known as the Fass 90 or Stgw 90. An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. L'Escalade, or Fête de l'Escalade (from escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls), is an annual festival held in Geneva, celebrating the defeat of the surprise attack by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy during the night of 11–12 December 1602.  21.10.2017 © 2017 Didier Ruef