Engraved SIMSON & COMPANY DRILLING SxS SHOTGUN/RIFLE 8.7mm & 16 Gauge
A Fantastic Early 20th Century Hammerless Combination Hunting Gun!
Here we present an Engraved Simson & Company Drilling in 16 Gauge and 9.3x72R, made in Germany in the early 20th Century.
In 1854 the brothers Löb and Moses Simson bought one third of a steel-hammer works in Suhl (Germany). The production of carbon steel began, and the firm Simson & Co. was founded in 1856. The factory produced guns and gun barrels in the years following. Simson & Company was a German company which produced firearms beginning in 1856 through 1935 when Hitler’s Nazi Germany took control over their factory. Using the latest modern manufacturing methods of the time, they made guns of excellent quality. Many different styles of barrel were offered as well as engravings.
The overall condition is very good. The action is excellent. The bores are mirror-like. “SIMSON” is engraved on the bottom frame. “MOD. FRANKLIN” is engraved on the trigger guard. Nice wood grain. The buttstock is in great shape. The forearm has a crack. With the slide of a button, the bottom of the buttstock opens and can hold 4 rifle rounds, a neat feature!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrels: 26 inches.
Shotgun Caliber: 16 Gauge
Rifle Caliber: 9.3x72R
Chambers: 2-3/4 inches
Length of Pull: 14 inches
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.