Maker: Hilmer Stötzer
Barrel length: 340mm
Hilmar Stötzer was the son of a firearms’ engraver, a premium gun maker and a passionate shooter. Born in 1881, he passed his master gun makers’ test (“Meisterprufüng”) at age 25 and began making shotguns and target rifles in Zella-St. Blasii, Germany.
Stötzer “borrowed” the Udo Anschütz pistol design and began making his own in the early 1900s. The first print reference to the Perfekt pistol was in 1913; but Stötzer was stamping his creations as ‘Perfekt’. Hilmar Stötzers’s son, Franz, joined the firm in 1939. Sadly, the company did not survive WWII, dissolving in 1945. Hilmar himself died in 1953.
Please refer to our book “German, Austrian and Swiss Target Pistols” p.114
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