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Samuel Henry Staudenmayer.


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13th December 2017 02:14  

Two barrel set by Staudenmayer of London.

 

With thanks to Beth of Amoskeag Auctions, Inc. for permission to post these pics.

The original auction blurb said: "The two original barrels consist of a 29" full octagon .50 caliber rifled barrel with an excellent bore and a 29" part round part octagon barrel in .54 caliber with an excellent bore and with a nice sixteen sided section and turned rings at transition to round. This is a wonderful air gun. The tap action, top loading frame features nice scroll engraving and is engraved in large letters on top "Staudenmayer". The threaded collar on butt reservoir is engraved "Staudenmayer London". Both barrels have silver filled sunken oval touchmarks on tops of silver banded breech blocks which read "STAUDENMAYER / LONDON". The action retains a smoky gray patina and is smooth and generally free of pitting. Both barrels retain 90% plus of their evenly thinning original brown finish with strong, beautiful pattern their entire lengths. The breech blocks retain a pleasing mix of faded original color case-hardened finish and gray patina. The forends are of English walnut and have lovely engraved silver tips and silver wedge escutcheons. Both barrels retain their original horn tipped ramrods. The reservoir butt is of iron and is covered in shagreen which rates very good but showing an open seam and some cracking due to shrinkage and drying. The brass bound mahogany case appears to be original and rates about excellent and includes the original pump, pump handle, large brass pump wrench, mold, cast balls and shot. Overall a wonderful early 19th century air rifle by this well regarded London maker."


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13th December 2017 02:15  

Staudenmayer repeater - David Swan Collection.

 

With thanks to Rod Meek of Anderson & Garland Auctioneers (www.andersonandgarland.com) for permission to post these pics of a gun auctioned in 2015.

Auction blurb:

"An early 19th Century Austrian style repeating flask-butt air rifle, by Staudenmayer, London, the 25 1/4in. .45 cal. octagonal rifled barrel inscribed in gold with maker's name to the breech, inlaid gold star motif above the tap loader, twenty shot magazine under with brass ramrod, cover plate with bypass lever missing and locking slide for flask-butt, a serpentine cocking piece with roller, further maker's inscription under the spring, with steel trigger guard and conical flask butt with original leather covering, c.1810, 42in. long overall.

Hammer Price: £2,800.00"


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13th December 2017 02:16  

Staudenmayer 2-barrel set, sold by EM Reilly & Co.

 

With thanks to Beth of Amoskeag Auctions, Inc. for permission to post these pics.

The original auction blurb said: "The two original barrels consist of 28 1/2" full octagon .50 caliber rifled barrel with a bright excellent bore and a 28 1/2" part round part octagon barrel in .50 caliber with an excellent bore and with a nice sixteen sided section and turned rings at transition to round. Both barrels are retailer marked on tops of barrels "E.M. REILLY & CO. OXFORD STREET LONDON". The action is very compact and features nice sunburst and floral engraving and is engraved on right side "Staudenmayer". Both barrels have gold filled sunken oval touchmarks on tops of silver banded breechblocks which read "STAUDENMAYER / LONDON". Both barrels retain about 50% original brown finish blending with a gray brown patina and with some scattered light surface oxidation and a few patches of light to moderate pitting on rifle barrel. Both forends are of English walnut and have beautiful starburst engraved silver tips and both barrels retains horn tipped ramrods. The action does not stay on cock and needs some mechanical attention. The rifle comes with two shagreen covered iron reservoir butts, both of which rate excellent with just a couple small splits on one stock. Rifle comes in a nicely crafted modern oak case with original pump with modern replacement handle, mold and some cast balls. A handsome Staudenmayer two barrel set air rifle."


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13th December 2017 02:17  

Staudenmayer cased 2-barrel butt reservoir - David Swan Collection.

 

With thanks to Rod Meek of Anderson & Garland Auctioneers (www.andersonandgarland.com) for permission to post these pics of a gun auctioned in 2015.

Auction blurb:

"A rare 40 bore cased air rifle, complete with an additional 32 bore barrel for shot, by Samuel Henry Staudenmayer, No. 1084, c.1800, with browned twist octagonal sighted rifle barrel, 28 3/4in. long, case hardened breech signed in an oval gold lined recess just forward of an inlaid platinum line and numbered beneath, the shot barrel formed in three sections with matching breech, also numbered beneath, each fitted with figured walnut fore-end with engraved silver caps, signed numbered action finely engraved with border ornament throughout and a rococo garland on top a sunburst, the left-lock plate a trophy of arms with personification of wind in the left corner, on the right plate a sunburst with maker's name, fitted cocking lever, indicator and safety catch, the trigger guard also engraved a trophy of arms, two rayskin-covered signed steel butt reservoirs, each with internally threaded collar, brass-tipped wooden ramrods almost certainly the original; in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with trade label for 32 Cockspur Street on the inside and with brass carrying handle, complete with numbered accessories including bullet mould, pump and wrenches. NB Samuel Henry Staudenmayer, former workman of John Manton, was gun maker to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York. He is the maker of the Girandoni-System air rifle in the Royal collection at Windsor (Inv. No. L409). Two air weapons by this maker are recorded in the Hanoverian Royal Gun Room, one of which was sold at Sotherbys Hanover, October 2005, Lot 868. PROVENANCE Thomas Del Mar, his sale Lot 534, 27th June 2012."


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25th July 2018 19:12  

Staudenmayer 50-bore repeater 

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12th March 2019 17:30  

Staudenmayer butt reservoir rifle

A gun sold by Czerny's International Auction house. Thanks to D T Fletcher for the heads up.

Auction blurb: "Description: dating: second quarter of the 19th Century 
provenance: London 
Smooth, turn-off, three-stage, 9 mm cal. barrel, octagonal at the first part and marked "STAUDENMAYER LONDON" in gold, then round, featuring silver foresight; iron frame, finely engraved with trophies and floral motifs, provided with hammer featuring external spring and secure-lock, signed "STAUDENMAYER"; wooden butt with big, turn-off, steel magazine, signed "STAUDENMAYER LONDON" at the base, butt-plate with finishing and engravings. Samuel Henry Staudenmayer was documented in London from 1801 to 1834, when he died; he did an apprenticeship with John Manton and then became the Duke of York's gunsmith. (Der Neue Stöckel Vol. II, page 1214, stamp 8288)."







 

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12th March 2019 17:34  

Staudenmayer invoices to Prince Regent 1799 - 1820 

Taken from the Georgian Papers Online website. With thanks to D T Fletcher for the heads up.

GEO/MAIN/29093

George IV Bills

Bill issued Samuel Staudenmayer for the manufacture of a double barrel gun

 

9 November 1799

GEO/MAIN/29115

George IV Bills

Bill issued by Samuel Staudenmayer for repair of an air gun walking stick, a pair of military...

 

6 July 1803 - 18 March 1806

GEO/MAIN/29132

George IV Bills

Bill issued Samuel Staudenmayer for the manufacture and repair of air guns

 

8 May - 9 September 1811

GEO/MAIN/29158-29158a

George IV Bills

Bill issued by Samuel Staudenmayer for repairing and cleaning an Austrian air gun and a German...

 

 

 








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