Teutenberg

Maker:Teutenberg
Model: T block Scheibenpistol
Caliber: 9x36R
Barrel length: 214mm
Weight: 1130g
Source: private

The German gunmaker Gerhard Friedrich
Teutenberg (1835-1915)
succeeded to his father’s business which was originally founded in 1837 in the German city of Werl. He built this particular high-end target pistol on a commission for a member of the local nobility. It is a break-open action with a T-Lock system. It is known as the Jones locking system in English speaking gun circles.

The barrel is released when the lever is rotated to the right. The barrel (this one originating from the Schilling forge in Suhl), then tips forward, pushing the extractor back along with the cartridge case, allowing the pistol to be reloaded. It has pre-1891 proof marks underneath the barrel and the family coat of arms from its original owner, Franz Egon von Papen-Lowe, on the trigger guard. The company of Teutenberg still exists today in Werl, where the fifth generation is conducting business.

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