Maker: E.F. Büchel (D)
Barrel length: 327mm
In 1898 Büchel designed the model Stern target pistol. It was finally 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 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 Stoeger.
Please refer to our book “German, Austrian and Swiss Target Pistols” p.96
Contact me for more information