By Larry B. Schuknecht & Dietrich Apel

The following information is found in Pape & Kellner’s personal Archive.

Valentine Kern was a Master Gunsmith, born around 1846 and founded his business in 1873 at Egidienplatz 6 in Nuremberg. He manufactured hunting and target guns and specialized in a safety hunting rifle. His son Karl succeeded him around 1913 and moved the shop to Theresienplatz 5 and was still in business in 1933.