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Dreyse & Collenbusch
Střckel: 1824 founded by Nikolaus Dreyse and Carl Collenbusch,

 

from John Walter's book, The Rifle Story, page 48

 

 

 

 

 

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 DC = DREYSE & COLLENBUSCH, circa 1830s made needle fire pistol marked DC and the Prussian eagle on the breech of the 7ľ" barrel. Serial # 367 on breech and under the right side lever, that one can swing around 180 degrees. Caliber .58 smooth bore. Double or set triggers. Fully stocked with varnished walnut, and grips is checkered with a for the time typical flared grip. This is one of Dreyse’s many tries to sell besides his successful rifle also handguns to the Prussian army.
Extremely rare pistol in fine condition
        $4,500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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N. Dreyse Patentirtes Zündnadel Pistol
Fabrick von Dreyse Á Collenbusch in Soemerda

 

 

 

 

Dreyse Patent Needle Fire Single Shot pistol, approximately 60 bore, measuring 12˝ length, full stock to the muzzle, very nicely engraved with maker’s name and patent information on top flat of barrel

N. Dreyse Patentirtes Zündnadel Pistol
Fabrick von Dreyse Á Collenbusch in Soemerda

The pistol remains in very good original condition showing a light gray to a brown patina finish on the barrel with only some slight erosion pinprick pitting just starting and natural aging. The stock is in good condition showing some light wear to the checkering, minor storage marks, a small loss of wood towards the top edge but generally good to very good overall. These needle fire pistols are important in the development of cartridge arms and Johann Nikolaus Dreyse was one of the early leaders in needle fires.
Very seldom are examples found with markings. 
  
$5,750.

 

 

 

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