The following three page history of the C. G. Haenel Company appeaered in the 1927 book Suhl zum 400 Jährigen Stadtjubiläum. An interpretation will follow at a later date.

 

This image is courtesy of the German Gun Collectors Association and is from their 2014 Calender

Following are images of another C. G. Haenel rifle, it is interesting because it has an extraordinary amount of original finish and a dual bead front sight.

The following images are courtesy-