German Drilling - What's It Worth?
I have a German drilling that was left to me by my father and I hope that I can find more information about it and possibly what it might be worth. My father was with the 8th ID "Pathfinders" during WWII. According to him (he is deceased now 40 yrs) when his company crossed the Rhine they entered a large mansion and found a gunroom with weapons from floor to ceiling in cases along all four walls. He took two cavalry sabers and the drilling as souvenirs and shipped them home. I received them upon his death.
The barrels are marked thusly: Left barrel - Krupp Stahl & Nitro. On top is - Neundorf B./STHL or SUHL - it's difficult to read. Underneath the barrel is a crown S, crown W, crown U, 16 in a circle & 1 7/1.
Right barrel - Krupp Stahl & Nitro. on top is - H. Fleischmann. Underneath it is marked the same as the left.
Underneath the rifle barrel is the number 541 which appears in several different places on the gun. The rest of the markings on the rifle barrel are - crown G, crown E, crown U, 8.8mm above the number 72. On the right side beneath the rifle barrel is - crown K.m.G, N 13gn.
When you open the breach three pins rise to show the three barrels are ready to fire. If you push the tang forward on the top of the stock a rifle sight rises on the barrels and the triggers become set triggers.
I'll try to attach photos when I fugure out how.
Last edited by flyboy15b; 11-29-2012 at 04:46 PM..
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