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#292926 - 09/11/12 04:38 AM Strossmayer, Marburg
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Hello,
I was just told of a gunmaker (or dealer) new to me. Someone found an old double, circa 1900 or so, reportedly marked STRASSMAYER MARBURG a/d DRAU (now Maribor). This town used to be in Austria-Hungary till 1918 but is now here in Slovenia. I am familiar with a couple of gunsmiths from Maribor but this is a new name for me. Does someone know anything about him? Raimey?
With kind regards,
Jani

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#292961 - 09/11/12 10:52 AM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Jani:
I don't know of waffenhandler Straßmayr an der Drau but I believe Johann Erhardt k.k. Büchsenmacher was from that area and was active during that time. What other country gunsmiths do you know from that area?

Kind Regards,

Raimey
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#292983 - 09/11/12 12:53 PM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Yes, Johann Erhart was a well known gunsmith from Marburg/Maribor; active c.1870-c.1900. After WWI the town gunsmith there was Josip Sternad (died 1935). Maybe Strassmayer was active in the interim period.
With kind regards,
Jani

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#293230 - 09/12/12 10:12 PM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Jani:
Have you seen any wares by Hungarian gunsmiths Eduard Hrazdil in Szegedin(Szeged) or Eduard Kadletz in Gran(Esztergom)?


Kind Regards,

Raimey
rse

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#293293 - 09/13/12 12:38 PM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Raimey,
Unfortunately not. Wait a minute, decades ago I did see in a small private collection in Ljubljana a Hungarian SLE marked by a gunsmith from Szeged I think, but forgot the name.
With kind regards,
Jani

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#293620 - 09/15/12 09:58 PM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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The only Marburg I know was a name on a scope Nickel Supra/Marburg...Steve

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#293639 - 09/16/12 03:06 AM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Steve,
"Your" Marburg (in fact mine too, as I have a number of Nickel scopes) is in Germany, while the less known Marburg on the river Drau/Drava (a/d Drau) was in Austria-Hungary. In 1918 it was renamed Maribor. BTW Maribor is forty minutes drive from me.

With kind reards,
Jani

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#293744 - 09/17/12 06:12 AM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Pretty country, that. Painters could get a real education in green and the green-ness of green there. I had distant relatives on the Austrian side of the line, in the little villages of the Dreilaendereck along the Raab. Visited there almost 30 yr ago - the one guy had something like 100 or so "racks" (such as they are) from reh on the wall in his study. Reminded me a lot of the way eastern Pennsylvania looked before suburban sprawl hit it hard.
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#293754 - 09/17/12 09:36 AM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Marburg was in the province of Steiermark (capital city Graz), called "The Green Heart of Austria".

With kind regards,
Jani

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#296895 - 10/13/12 09:10 AM Re: Stroßmayr, Marburg [Re: montenegrin]
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Johann Erhart in 1873 was listed as a k.k. Büchsenmacher Marburg, Steiermark, so I would widen his active range another say 10 years from circa 1860 to say 1900. It would have taken him say 8 years to spool up to get to the point to submit examples to a court that would have allowed him to be dubbed a k.k. Büchsenmacher. Did he pair with Gustav Lechner and have a satellite office in Graz?

Is there info that would ID examples as being the work of büchsenmacher and engraver Johann Templer of Leipa, Böhmen/Ceska Lipa? He was active in the last 1/4 of the 19th century along with the likes of Stanislaus Striberny of Müllergasse 23, Wien.

I too wonder if there are touch marks to identify the effort by tube makers like Ferlach's Johann Schaschl, who offered some 31 different varieties of pattern welded tubes, according to adverts. Then there's Franz Umfahrer of Klagenfurt, Kärnthen, who received honourable mention for his tube wares at exhibits in Paris in 1855 and London in 1862. He hung out his tube making shingle in 1853 and 20 years later his concern was rolling out an average of 7000 tubes per year. He advertises as supplying makers in the whole of Austria(Oesterreich), in Deutschland, Italien Russland, Egypten, in der Türkei, Moldau und Walachei, by employing some 160+ craftsmen. So it is possible that many of the tubes worn by sporting weapon examples for the late 1800s were sourced from him?

Kind Regards,

Raimey
rse


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