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F. Jung & Sohn in Suhl
St°ckel: circa 1840; 1830 - 1850,

 

hammer cocked

safety applied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v. Einem
Prussian nobility
most notable

Karl von Einem  (January 1, 1853 ľ April 7, 1934) was the commander of the German 3rd Army during the First World War and served as the Prussian Minister of War responsible for much of the German military buildup prior to the outbreak of the war. (Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

exceptional pair of percussion pistols by F. JUNG & SÖHNE IN SUHL, 8⅛" browned octagonal barrel with dovetail front sight and maker's inscription on top flat, caliber .50, lock, counter lock, trigger guard, finials and butt cap engraved, the butt cap additional inscribed v. Einem, the family name of a prominent Prussian nobility, fully shafted with nicely engraved carved checkering and a flared grip typical for the 1840 - 1850 period, shafting on muzzle and ramrod with horn cap. uncommon safety on lock. The lock shows still fine case hardening, the springs are strong.
A highly decorative pair in excellent condition!    $7,500.

 

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