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.
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?).
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.
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!"
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.
Falke Modell-90 - Serial No.81.
With thanks to Robert S of Polish website Forum Kolekcjonerów Wiatrówek.
and to the photographer, Izabela, for these pics.