By Larry B. Schuknecht
Dieter Rolf Störmer of Mannheim, Baden, Wuerttemberg, Germany was born around 1940 and opened his independent gun shop in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. He was and is recognized as a 1st class gun maker who specialized in single shot falling block rifles and break action multi barrel long guns. The local paper-Mannheimer Morgen reported on Nov. 27, 2013 that he was retiring at the age of 70.
The following images of a Bock Doppel Flintenbüsche made by Mr. Störmer are courtesy of Mr. Gottfried Prechtl who is also a class A1 gunmaker and the gun is being sold by him. This gun is chambered for the 7x57R and 16 ga. with a 70 mm length chamber. The barrel length is 65 cm. The gun was engraved by Mr. Edgar Apel.
The following Bock Doppel Flintenbüsche made by Mr. Störmer is also in 7 x 57R and 12 ga.
Over the years Dieter was issued six German patents. They are DE860087OU1 of 1986 for a folding stool, no. DE8303768OU1 of 1983 for a Safety for a bolt action gun, no. DE8203756OU1 of 1982 for barrel insert, no. D8007911U1 of 1980 for a butt stock magazine, no. DE3204823C2 of 1982 for a barrel insert, and no. DE3204823A1 of 1982 again for a barrel insert.
The following images are courtesy of the Auction Company-