Lot 2206

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

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A90s | Live auction | 874 Lots

Hammer price € 3,600

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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 starts on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 2876. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).