P. Höffer (Hoeffer) – Nürnberg
At the present time, nothing documented is known about this maker. It can be presumed that he was the son or grandson of Johann Bernhard Höffer (Hoeffer) who worked in Nürnberg from 1762 to 1800. He was the son of Christoph Michael Hoeffer. Johann married the widow of Georg Rieger in 1762 and took over his position as armorer in the shooting house. (Der Neue Støckel by Eugène Heer)
This swivel barrel rifle would probably date from 1840 t0 1860. The images were found in Dietrich Apel’s collection of Email attachments and the source is unknown.