Maker: E.F. Büchel (D)
Barrel length: 327 mm
In 1898 Büchel designed the model Stern target pistol. It was introduced in 1907 as a shorter range (25 meter) Kunstschützenpistole. These were generally simpler made pistols for a fast-growing target shooting market.
The front sight is stationed on a ramp – typical of Büchel sights, and allows different types of front sights to be inserted. With the increased popularity of the more powerful .22lr cartridge, the pistol was also used as a Scheibenpistole at 50 meters.
The Stern was a popular pistol in Europe and the US, where it was sold by most big mail order companies and gun-dealers. In the US, it was imported and sold by the New York based company Stoeger.
Please refer to our book “German, Austrian and Swiss Target Pistols” p.96
Contact me for more information