Lot 2311

A Franz von Dreyse needle-fire side-by-side shotgun, Sömmerda, circa 1880

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A89s | Live auction | 1043 Lots


Side-by-side damascus barrels, each one in 16.5 mm calibre with smooth bores. On centre rail engraved signature "DREYSE SÖMMERDA". Laborious floral engraving on round actions with bottom side locking lever. Double trigger, trigger guard with dark horn on reverse side. Walnut half stock with chequered stock wrist and en suite engraved iron furniture. No ramrod, right lock system defective. Length 122 cm.
Franz Karl Rudolf von Dreyse, Sömmerda, 1822-94, received a patent on January 23rd, 1883 for a cardboard sabot with metal insert for his needle-fire rifle.

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The auction includes 1044 lots and starts on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 3044. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.