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J. L. Dotter
St
øckel: Johann Leonhardt, Würzburg, mentioned 1842,

 

J. L. DOTTER IN WÜRZBURG.

 J.L. DOTTER EXCEPTIONAL SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL

caliber. 42 percussion. 9″ octagonal barrel is recessed and fitted for false muzzle, the top flat inscribed J. L. DOTTER IN WÜRZBURG. Exquisitely engraved in scroll and vine pattern on butt cap, trigger bow assembly, lock and patented breech. Drift adjustable fine target front sight with mechanical elevation adjustment for target rear blade. one piece Circassia walnut stock deeply incised carved in a typical Germanic pattern at for end and grip. Adjustable single set trigger. Small identification tag at rear of tang indicating number “2” of a set.  Spectacular condition overall, with gold banded and addressed barrel with balance in bright  blue finish. Coin finished lock, butt cap, trigger bow assembly and rear tang retain almost all of their original gilt. Mechanics and bore are exceptional and crisp. A true piece of mechanical art. Provenance: Estate of Tig Sogian.     $4,500.

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