The a.m. F. Faukner beauty
The Prague auction house www.antiquity-auctions.eu
has in its june 6 auction under lot 38 this Faukner 16 bore gun.
There is no Faukner catalogue at hand but a J. Nowotny catalogue before 1918 in German
and one after 1918 in Czech.
The Faukner gun is identical to the Nowotny gun "Second to None".
The Nowotny catalogue tells "Erstklassiges Prager Erzeugnis, gleichwertig mit
Englischer Purdey -Flinte in der Preislage von K 2000".
As usual then a Purdey as benchmark re quality and pricing.
The Nowotny catalogue page before 1918www.jpgbox.com/page/71026
The Nowotny catalogue page after 1918www.jpgbox.com/page/71027
The Faukner serial nr is 3163,its first proof from Prague in 1913,
followed by marks from 1947, 1973 and 1990.
Despite the Nowotny story of Prague-manufacture I smell
Suhl barrel preproof, probably engraved, hifi-stocked and finished in Prague.
Typical Czech elements/features the pointed/linear backwards extension of the
sideplate and the roll-up-stock-sling-swivel .
No barrel measurements available, without view/check I would have
concern on the barrel quality.
Anyhow, at the given price range at least a beauty of a wallhanger
May be a Suhl guru could decipher which Suhl company built it
and supplied it "in the white" to Faukner.