By Larry B. Schuknecht

    Very little is known at this time about Franz Karl. He was issued DRP 185641 on May 7, 1907 for a Receiver and Barrel Lock Up. With thanks to Fredrik Franzén of Sweden we also have images of a Drilling made by him with that Lock Up. 

Following are images of a over-under combination gun made by Willi Karl who was probably a brother or son of Franz Karl. The gun uses the Franz Karl patented design. It is 24 gauge shotgun and 8 x 57 JR rifle. The images were sent to Dietrich by Hubertus Stöving of Lueneburg, Germany and were found in Dietrich’s Email attachment Archive.