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20th December 2017 22:10  

Falke Modell-90


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21st December 2017 01:21  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.3.

 


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21st December 2017 01:22  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.1.

 

With thanks to Frank


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21st December 2017 01:23  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.61.

 


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21st December 2017 01:25  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.5 & Serial No.11.

 

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21st December 2017 01:25  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.78.

 


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21st December 2017 01:27  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.7.

 

In .22 cal. With thanks to Trevor Morris


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21st December 2017 01:28  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.11 & Serial No.28.

 

Here is the second known Falke 90 with serial no. 11, in the sporter stock and another 90, serial no. 28, in the match stock.

The long serial numbers stamped on the breech block of serial no. 28 are South African import numbers.

With thanks to Marc for the pics.


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21st December 2017 01:31  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.62.

 


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21st December 2017 01:33  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.72.

 

Some pics of Falke 90 serial no. 72. One of the nicest walnut stocks on any of the known Falke underlevers. Metalwork is refinished but to a very high standard. No open rear sight but it has a lovely old brass bodied Winchester sniper's scope on it (possibly dating from 1914-18?).


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21st December 2017 01:34  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.25 - Stripdown.

 

Here are pics of a nice model 90 in a sporter stock. With thanks to Mykhaylo, who is also in the process of creating a 3D drawing of this rifle.


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21st December 2017 01:36  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.25 - Restored.

 

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21st December 2017 01:37  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.44.

 

With thanks to Peter for these wonderful pics of a beautifully preserved rifle.


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21st December 2017 01:44  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.21 & Serial No.25

 

 

Originally posted by Mykhaylo GERASYMOV


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21st December 2017 01:46  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.235.

 

This is the highest serial no. Falke 90 currently known. With thanks to alanasaba for the pics.

Here are the comments I made in response to alanasaba's post over in the Talk section:

"It's quite clear from the distribution of Falke <b>80</b> serial numbers collected so far that there were a few "rogue" high numbers, while the vast majority of the distribution was in the sub-200 range. It's always been likely that this would be true of the model 90s too.

See this thread for an analysis, which suggests even lower overall totals than thought previously. It was based on the serial numbers collected more than a year ago but the numbers to have emerged since then have not contradicted the theories advanced.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/642126/thread/1256517231/last-1256952510

There are various reasons why high numbers out of sequence might have been stamped by the factory; for instance as a deliberate exaggeration of numbers for marketing purposes, or to impress potential investors, or deter rival manufacturers, or perhaps due to human error, and so forth. The explanation may be as simple as a practice of allocating batches of serial numbers to different craftsmen.

What is perfectly clear from the data we have compiled so far is that there were quite a few rifles sold with duplicated serial numbers and that all but a small volume of known Falke underlevers, both mods 80 and 90, have serial numbers of below 200.

What's interesting is that a steady stream of Falke mods 80 and 90 have come on the German second hand market over the past several years, with no sign of the supply drying up.

I'm now wondering whether we'll ever have a clear picture of the numbers built based on serial numbers alone. Detailed factory records might have to be the clincher!"

 


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21st December 2017 01:47  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.8.

 

This rifle lacks a stock. It appears to be a duplicate serial no. and that there is another in .177 cal. I'll try to confirm this.

It has an interesting German eagle proof-type stamp on the breech block, like on the old Bundesrepublik Deutsche Mark coins.

With thanks to Bram for these excellent pics.


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21st December 2017 01:49  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.21.

 


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21st December 2017 01:50  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.82

 

This Falke 90 is in .177 cal. It has seen better days, lacks original finish, has a cracked stock and the front sight element is welded to the front sight block. But apart from bits of the rear sight it is complete and the markings are all visible.


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21st December 2017 01:51  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.27.

 

With thanks to Dirk in Jeffreysbay, South Africa, for pics of this .177 cal Falke 90 in a sporter stock.

He reports that the rifle is "still in a perfect condition and in daily use", more than 50 years after it was made.

 


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21st December 2017 01:52  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.42.

 

Many thanks to Karel for these pics.


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21st December 2017 01:56  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.176.

 

With thanks for these pics to Russ.


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21st December 2017 01:57  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.60.

 

With thanks to Dennis from Shleswig Holstein, Germany for these pics of a rusty mod 90 that he is restoring, It's not been nickel plated - it just looks shiny where he's ground off the deep rust.


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21st December 2017 01:59  

Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.81.

 

With thanks to Robert S of Polish website Forum Kolekcjonerów Wiatrówek.

https://wiatrowki.cloudtown.pl

and to the photographer, Izabela, for these pics.


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