Can anyone tell me the value of this shotgun? I see several images of Dresye Sommerda shotguns online but none like this one. If there is anything you can tell me about it that would also be appreciated. Supposedly the SN is 2082 but I can't find it anywhere.
It's a single shot needle fire, manufactured appr. 1870.
Franz von Dreyse (1822 - 1894) was the son of Nicolaus von Dreyse (!787 - 1867), the inventor of the needle-fire rifle. His factory was in Soemmerda near Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany. Now it's a museum.