C. Guntermann- Düsseldorf

Very little is known about this maker. Axel Eichendorf in Germany states that there were three generations of Country Gunmakers named Guntermann, Carl was active by 1850, F. Guntermann was active from 1865 to 1915 and a grandson also named Carl is first mentioned in 1906 and was bankrupt by 1931.

The first Carl: the maker of the gun featured in the following photo montage.

Pape and Kellner in their archive states that in the 1850’s he produced a gun with side locks which incorporated horizontally striking hammers for use with special primers. 

Click on the following link to view the excellant photo montage of the percussion Side by Side rifle. img038