Hoch Kristoff Paulus

It is marked on the barrel: "CRISTOFF PAVLVS HOCK".

Number 8 under the trigger guard: a small production batch,? an assignment number ?

The barrel is rifled : hunting weapon with notch and front sight, or precision shooting ?

Alain P.

Christoff Paulus Hoch: this wheeled rifle dates from the late 16th or early 17th century.

I have not found any other examples under this signature, but the Stöckel found traces of this gunsmith, probably a German, in 1589.

Claude Gaier

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